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V.M. Rozin. From the views of L.S. Vygotsky to the modern concept of development




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N.A. Khrenov. Culture and Technology: from the organ projection of E. Kappa to the objectification of Hegel's spirit (Semiotic turn in the culture of the twentieth century) (continued)

V.M. Rozin. Personality formation: the role of the social environment and the work of the individual's consciousness



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

The Theory of Culture: A New Generalization

Abstract. The article comprehensively generalizes the author’s views on the nature of culture, its social functions and morphology, the basis of its historical stability and mechanisms of its historical changeability, as well as worldview basis of studying and interpreting culture. The author displays the ground for his scientific ideology.

Keywords. Culture, functions, structure, stability, changeability, scientific view.

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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[6] See for details: The Morphology of Culture. The Structure and Dynamics. A study guide for university students.  / ed. by E.А. Orlova. М.: DrDoom, 1994.
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[13] See, for example: Flier A. Ya. Methodology and Methods of Cultural Studies. Academic programme for culturology students. М.: МGUKI, 2003.
[14] Kuhn T. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1962.
[15] Styopin V.S. Theoretical Knowledge (Structure and Historical Evolution). М.: Progress-Traditsiya, 2000.
[16] See: Pelipenko А.А. Dualistic Revolution and Sense-Genesis in History. A study guide for university students. M.: MGUKI, 2007; Pelipenko А.А. Culture and Meaning // Pelipenko А.А. Selected Works on the Theory of Culture. М.: Soglasiye-Artem, 2014.
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[18] See, for example: Shapinskaya E. N. Eugene Onegin from the Point of View of the Other: British Interpretation in Film and Opera Production» // Culture of Culture. 2015. № 2. [e-resource] URL: See also: Nikonov S.B. Aesthetization as a Paradigm of Modern Times: a Philosophical and Aesthetic Analysis of Transformational Processes in Modern Culture. dissertation (Doctor of Philosophy). SPb.: SPbGUP, 2013.



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