Lucien Lévy-Bruhl

French philosopher (1857-1939)

Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (10 April 185713 March 1939) was a French philosopher, sociologist and anthropologist.


  • The primitive mentality is a condition of the human mind, and not a stage in its historical development.
    • Quoted in François-Bernard Mâche (1983, 1992). Music, Myth and Nature, or The Dolphins of Arion (Musique, mythe, nature, ou les Dauphins d'Arion, trans. Susan Delaney). Harwood Academic Publishers. ISBN 3718653214.

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