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#1 hollywood

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:19 PM

The raw and the cooked. Just what a food site needs.
OK, I would have bet he died years ago.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:21 PM

Holy crap! He was 100.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 05:52 PM

I forgot he was still alive, but I am not for once gobsmacked.

He did much better than some of the other French theorists who came to prominence in the days of structuralism. Roland Barthes run over by a milk cart, Louis Althusser incarcerated for murdering his wife after undergoing analysis with Lacan. And so on.

I've read very little of Levi-Strauss's actual work, but his outlook was important and very influential in dethroning phenomenology and existentialism - philosophies perceived as individualistic (or subjectivist).

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:01 PM

i really liked his 529 jeans, but they're not available any more.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:03 PM

QUOTE(mongo_jones @ Nov 3 2009, 10:01 AM) View Post
i really liked his 529 jeans, but they're not available any more.

Plainly you are feeling better.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:09 PM

Brings back so many wacky college memories. RIP Claude

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#7 g.johnson

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

I was not shocked that he was still alive only because the topic came up recently.
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