French philosopher (1857-1939)
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- The primitive mentality is a condition of the human mind, and not a stage in its historical development.
Quotes about Lucien Lévy-Bruhl edit
- I very much believe in the influence of magic and the subconscious on the literary process...I think that magic has to do with the subconscious, much as the ancient sorcerers believed. The identification of man with his material surroundings and his active participation in that world are detailed in the books of Carlos Castaneda, for example, as well as, on a different level, with the books of sociologists like Lévy-Bruhl and Ernest Cassirer, or Lévi-Strauss. The magical identification has a lot to do with literature, this alternate way of viewing the world.
- Rosario Ferré Interviews with Latin American Writers by Gazarian Gautier (1988)