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Philosophy of Culture
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Despite discussion of the problem of culture since antiquity, cultural philosophy is an acquisition of the modern era; it began as a radical criticism of culture in the 18th century. With their attention to everything made by humans (language, science, technology, political institutions, arts), J.-J. Rousseau and the direct contemporaries of the 18th-century Enlightenment and the 19th-century critique of the Enlightenment also emphasize the historicality of humanity. Rousseau assumes conformity with a law operating like a discernible law of nature: to the sam…

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Recki, Birgit, “Philosophy of Culture”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12443>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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