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Flier Andrey Yakovlevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Chief Researcher
Lykhachev Russian Research Institute
for Cultural and Natural Heritage

Development of Cognitive Intentions: from Culture Genesis to Social Functions of Culture (answering L. Klein)

Abstract. The article presents the answer to renown archeologist Lev Klein, who criticized cultural studies and culture genesis. He article argues that cultural studies is an independent science with its own cognitive tasks, with its criticism from the point of view of archeology being incorrect. The author himself opposes to culture genesis because of its being based on archeological and ethnological understanding of culture, not matching to culturological aims of knowledge and principles of analytical work. The article gives main statements characterizing cognitive tasks of
cultural studies and samples of culturological understanding of culture, religion and art and an interpretation of their social functions.

Key words. Cultural studies, culture genesis, archeological and ethnological view on culture, Culturological cognitive tasks, origin of culture, social functions of culture

The article is prepared with the support of the Russian Humanitarian Scientific Fund, grant № 15-03-00031 Cultural Regulation of Social Dynamics.

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[2] Flier A.Ya. Pop-Culture: Between Knowledge and Entertainment // Knowledge. Understanding. Skill. 2013. № 1. P. 32-44.
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[4] On her views see: Orlova E.A. Cultural (Social) Anthropology: A textbook for university students. Akademitchesky project, 2004, 480 p.
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[10] See also: Flier A. Ya. Religion // Flier A. Ya. Cultural Studies for Culturologists. M. Akademitchesky Proekt. 2000. P. 227-229; Kurzweil, Raymond. The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology. N.Y.: Viking Penguin. 2005. 652 р.; Zubov A.B. The History of Religion. A Course of Lectures. Book 1. M.: MGIMO-Universitet, etc.
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[12] See also: Flier A. Ya. Culture As a Social Regulatory System: the Stage of Formation // Culture of Culture. 2015. № 1. [e-resource]. URL:; Flier A. Ya. Culture As a Symbolic Activity: the Stage of Formation // Culture of Culture. 2016. № 4. [e-resource]. URL: See the most detailed presentation of this concept: Flier A. Ya. The Key Question of Culture: What for? // Culture of Culture. 2016. № 3. [e-resource]. URL:
[13] See also: Huizinga, Johan. Homo Ludens. In de schaduwen van morgen. Haarlem: Tjeenk Willink, 1933.
[14] Tinbergen, Nikolas. Social Behavior in Animals. London: Methuen, 1953.
[15] See more details: Flier A. Ya. Culture of Coping with Culture // New of Smolensk State University, 2013. № 4. P. 270-282.
[16] See more details: Freud, Sigmund. Totem und Tabu. Einige Übereinstimmungen im Seelenleben der Wilden und der Neurotiker. Wien: Hugo Heller, 1913; Freud, Sigmund. Das Unbehangen in der Kultur. Wien: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1930.



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