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E.A. Orlova. The anthropological foundations of scientific knowledge




A.V. Kostin, A.Ya. Flier. Ternary functional model of culture (continued)

N.A. Khrenov. Russian culture at the turn of the XIX–XX centuries: the Gnostic "Renaissance" in the context of symbolism (continued)

V.M. Rozin. Some features of modern art

V.I. Ionesov. Memory of things in images and plots of cultural introspection




A.Ya. Flier. Social and organizational functions of culture

M.I. Kozyakova. The Ancient cosmos and its evolution: ritual, spectacle, entertainment

N.A. Malshina. The post-non-classical paradigm in the study of the Russian cultural industry: A new type of rationality and value system

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

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Flier Andrey Yakovlevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Chief Researcher 
of Education in the sphere of Culture 
of Likhachev Russian Research Institute 
for Cultural and Natural Heritage 
Theory of Culture as Philosophy of History
Abstract: The article explores on cultural theory’s cognitive orientation on the analysis of patterns of historical development, on understanding and interpretation of the meaning of history in the context of cultural meanings. The article also presents author’s concept of specific role of culture in the evolution of biological life on Earth, which is built in line with the ideas of social synergy.
Key words: culturology, theory of culture, philosophy of history, past, present, future, meaning of history, meaning of culture. 
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[20] Of course, culture emerged as a new trend of organizing life much earlier, at the stage of anthropogenesis, but in was in the Upper Paleolithic when it turned into the main regulator of humans’ collective life. 
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