Bruno Pedretti

Learning from the "Bricoleur"

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Keywords: Rationalist and Functionalist Culture; Bricoleur.

The victory of rationality and specialization is far from undisputed. The dominant role that the conceptual division of knowledge has acquired over modern centuries has sparked many debates in recent decades. This article retraces in particular the fortunes of the role of the "bricoleur", which became an anthropological concept with Claude Lévi-Strauss, developing into an emblem in defence of a kind of intelligence that questions the limits of rationalist and functionalist culture by the end of the 20th century.

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