Thomas Storck

Culture and the Embodiment of Cultural Ideals as Preliminary to a Philosophy of Culture

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14/1 - Spring 2009, pages 69–86
Date of online publication: 15 June 2009
Date of publication: 01 June 2009

Abstract

In order to lay the ground for the construction of a philosophy of culture the origin, meaning and some of the implications of the word „culture” are examined and discussed in light of a working definition of the anthropological concept of culture taken from C. Dawson. In Section II another concept of culture is examined, based on the idea of culture as human perfection. Then in Section III the concept of cultural levels is introduced, that is, the differing levels at which the central concept of a culture can be understood or embodied.

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Storck, Thomas. “Culture and the Embodiment of Cultural Ideals as Preliminary to a Philosophy of Culture.” Forum Philosophicum 14, no. 1 (2009): 69–86. doi:10.5840/forphil200914121.

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