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Landscapes of Context

Author(s): Marek Pacukiewicz
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Landscape; context; theory of culture;metaphysics;
Summary/Abstract: “Landscape” and „context”, being two constitutive elements of culture, allow for its comprehension and experience. These terms evoke the possibility of redefining the scope, the function and the possible form of culture in the times when humanities undermine both “theory” and “culture”.According to the author, any prospective theory of culture needs to be preceded by denotation of both “metaphysics” and “ontology”, the terms applied interchangeably in postmodern humanities. Metaphysics in the theory of culture could be based on Aristotle’s “first philosophy” which examines “being as being”; analogically, culture as a being could be specified according to its substance (ousia).

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3897-2
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-226-3896-5
  • Page Count: 304
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: Polish