Re: continuity vs binary

Sun, 29 Oct 1995 09:58:00 PST

Tomaso comments:

" Nobody will ever claim that it[hypothetical example of light blue/dark blue
opposition] presents us with evidence as to the total range of colors
recognized in the mythmakers' language, but it does allow L-S to get a little
closer to the myth's own logic,"


As El Guindi puts it: "Since uncovering structure is a process which 'gives
rise to formalization," is is the formalization, and not the
structure, that 'is the creation of the theoretician' (Piaget 1970:5);
structure is the creation of the culture-bearers" (El Guindi 1986:26, "The
Myth of Ritual").

D. Read