Notes for Claude Lévi-Strauss “The Structural Study of Myth”
Notes originally taken in late February 1996.Note interesting numbering style.
Note interesting numbering style: philosophy of computing could present this numbering style, those of others including Wittgenstein, along with logical structure of major arguments, as aspects of philosophical discourse (writing and speaking) that are most like the determinacy of compiled and interpreted source code in computer programming languages typical, mainstream computers that run the Internet, whose machine being constitutes the Internet, the inhuman element of cyberspace.
(171) 1.3. . . . Whatever the situation
may be, a clever dialectic will always find a way to pretend that a
meaning has been unravelled.
(171) 2.0. . . . With myth, everything becomes possible. But on the other hand, this apparent arbitrariness is belied by the astounding similarity between myths collected in widely different regions.
(171) 2.1. It is precisely this awareness of a basic antinomy pertaining to the nature of myth that may lead us towards its solution. . . . Ancient philosophers were reasoning about language the way we are about mythology.