Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

1857 - 1939

Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (10 April 1857 – 13 March 1939) was a French scholar trained in philosophy who furthered anthropology with his contributions to the budding fields of sociology and ethnology. His primary field of study involved primitive mentality. Born in Paris, Lévy-Bruhl wrote about the 'primitive mind' in his work How Natives Think (1910), where he posited, as the two basic mindsets of mankind, the "primitive" and the "modern." The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality but uses "mystical participation" to manipulate the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucien Lévy-Bruhl has received more than 58,702 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 311th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl ranks 309 out of 1,005Before him are Sri Aurobindo, Mazdak, Robert Nozick, Jacobus Arminius, Andronicus of Rhodes, and David Strauss. After him are Aśvaghoṣa, Roscellinus, Ramana Maharshi, Rudolf Bultmann, J. L. Austin, and Hwang Jini.

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Among people born in 1857, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl ranks 27Before him are Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Ronald Ross, Thorstein Veblen, Karl Pearson, Alexander of Battenberg, and Andrija Mohorovičić. After him are Joseph Babinski, Georg Michaelis, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, Max Klinger, and Theodor Kittelsen. Among people deceased in 1939, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl ranks 15Before him are Anton Makarenko, James Naismith, Werner von Fritsch, Karl Radek, Matthias Sindelar, and Anthony Fokker. After him are Philipp Scheidemann, Edward Sapir, Ferdinand von Lindemann, Antonio Machado, Douglas Fairbanks, and Alexander Yegorov.

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Among people born in France, Lucien Lévy-Bruhl ranks 773 out of 4,109Before him are Jean Giraud (1938), Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans (1676), Robert Doisneau (1912), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Louis Malle (1932), and Françoise Hardy (1944). After him are Jean Dausset (1916), Maurice Blanchot (1907), Richard II, Duke of Normandy (963), Paul Reynaud (1878), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), and Fredegund (545).