Claude Lévi-Strauss

(1908 - 2009)

Born in Brussels, Claude Lévi-Strauss has been called the father of modern anthropology and the leading figure in structuralist thought. At the age of twenty-seven, he joined the French university mission that helped found the University of São Paulo. After teaching in New York City, he returned to France. In 1973 he was appointed a member of the Académie Française.

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The universe is an object of thought at least as much as it is a means of satisfying needs.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1962

The world began without man, and it will end without him.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1955

Animals are good to think with.

—Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1962

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