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A.Ya. Flier. A systematic model of the social functions of culture




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I.V. Kondakov. The cat as a cultural hero: from Puss in Boots to Schrodinger's Cat

N.A. Khrenov. A Century later: the tragic experience of Soviet Culture (continued)

I.E. Isakas. Hypothesis. The Christmas tree is a symbol of the second coming of Christ


A.Ya. Flier. Is culture inevitable? (on the limits of the social usefulness of culture) (Philosophical dystopia)

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Kondakov Igor Vadimovich,
Doctor of Philosophy and Candidate of Philology,
Professor, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Professor of the Russian State
University for the Humanities,
State Institute of Art Studies,

Culturogenesis before culturogenesis
(from diamond to «cat music»)

Abstract. The article is devoted to the consideration of the question of the origin of early forms of culture even before the appearance of the modern human species in the social behavior of animals, in their relationship to each other. The opinion of various philosophers on this issue is considered. A special place in this process is occupied by the so-called "companion animals" – cats and dogs, whose behavior was formed in close contact with humans.

Keywords: culture, cultural genesis, social behavior of animals, companion animals-cats, dogs

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[4] Ibid. P. 24.
[5] Ibid. P. 25-26.
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[7] Ibid.
[8] Flier A. Ya. Essays on the theory of historical dynamics of culture. Moscow: Soglasie, 2012. P. 84.
[9] Ibid. P. 96.
[10] Ibid. P. 97.
[11] Ibid. P. 101.
[12] Ibid. P. 96.
[13] Ibid. P. 95.
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[16] Ibid. P. 110.
[17] Ibid. P. 184.
[18] Ibid. P. 140.
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[27] Ibid. P. 230.
[28] Ibid. P. 231.
[29] Ibid. Pp. 132-158 and other.
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