From Information Theory to French Theory: Jakobson, Lévi-Strauss, and the Cybernetic Apparatus

Geoghegan, Bernard Dionysius
September 2011
Critical Inquiry;Autumn2011, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p96
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's insights on the book of "The Savage Mind," by Claude Lévi-Strauss, the father of French structuralism. He mentions that according to Lévi-Strauss, the principles of interpretation and accordance with the reality have been exposed with the recent inventions. He states that the cybernetic apparatus is an instrument and techniques which includes mathematical procedure, diagrammatic strategies, and technologies serves as material guides to research.


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