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Human Affairs

Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly

Editor-in-Chief: Višnovský, Emil

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Volume 21, Issue 2


Two cultures

Miroslav Marcelli
  • Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Gondova 2, 818 01, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2011-06-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13374-011-0013-9


This paper begins by considering the specific position of philosophy on culture: philosophy is part of culture as well as being a reflection of the whole complex. Thus, culture finds in philosophy its own meta-cultural account. One of the results achieved by this philosophical approach might be the diagnosis of the cultural split and the symptoms of anthropological regress. On the other hand, the example of Michel de Certeau’s work shows us that from this point of view it is possible to develop philosophical anthropology as a performative discipline, studying the activities of transformation, and appropriation at the level of everyday life. This anthropological approach leads us to an awareness of the principal openness of the cultural field and even to a new understanding of balkanization.

Keywords: culture; philosophy; aestheticisation; anthropology; urban space

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Published Online: 2011-06-16

Published in Print: 2011-06-01

Citation Information: Human Affairs, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 108–118, ISSN (Online) 1337-401X, ISSN (Print) 1210-3055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13374-011-0013-9.

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