@inbook{10.3138/9781442681125.13,
ISBN = {9780802035240},
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/9781442681125.13},
abstract = {Claude Lévi-Straussʹs canonical formula (CF) for the analysis of myth has been the object of several scholarly papers (see Scubla 1998), but it still remains a mystery of sorts. Controversy persists on its interpretation. Should it be discarded as nonsense, as some would have it? Or is it still to be better understood? Actually, as one may learn from the history of mathematics, it remains imperative to be cautious when dealing with that kind of issue.Remember the controversies about irrational numbers. Pascal and Barrow saw them merely as symbols – as some do with Lévi-Straussʹs canonical formula. By contrast,},
author = {Alain Côté},
booktitle = {The Double Twist: From Ethnography to Morphodynamics},
pages = {199--221},
publisher = {University of Toronto Press},
title = {The Set of Canonical Transformations Implied in the Canonical Formula for the Analysis of Myth},
year = {2001}
}