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

What Is Good and What Is Bad in Terms of Culture

Abstract. The article discusses various views on social boon and its antipode – social bane, popular in different types of cultures, in different historical epochs, among different social groups. The views are classified, semantic interconnections being established between sociocultural interests of various historical phenomena.

Key words. Culture, good and evil, social boon and bane, functional types of culture, historical epochs, social groups and their interests.


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

[1] See, for example: Pelipenko A А. Dualistic Revolution and Sense-genesis in History: Textbook for university students. Мoscow: URSS, 2010.
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[4] Ibid.
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[9] About it see, for example: Bell, Daniel. The Coming of Post-industrial Society: A Venture of Social Forecasting. N.Y.: Basic Books, 1973. Such a “technological” historical periodization does not contradict to the “energetic” one given by Leslie White.
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[19] Ibid.
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