Claude Levi-Strauss, Anthropology GodS

Claude Levi-Strauss, famed French structural anthropologist who influenced subsequent intellectuals from Foucault to Derrida, has died at the age of 100.

Describing his world view as one of "serene pessimism," he viewed humans as having no privileged status in the universe and said they would become extinct without leaving significant traces of their existence.

A safe prediction.
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