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Fundamental concepts in culture

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Aser Sala

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Transcript of Fundamental concepts in culture

Culture
What?
Why?
How?
Characteristics of democracy in Athens
Direct
Egalitarian
Exclusive
Landsgemeinde in Appenzell
Agora
Michelangelo Merisi
Don't fear god,
Don't worry about death;
What is good is easy to get, and
What is terrible is easy to endure
(Philodemus, Herculaneum Papyrus, 1005, 4.9-14).
Tetrapharmakos
Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929)
Martin Buber
(1878-1965)
Jean-Paul Sartre
(1905-1980)
Simone de Beauvoir
(1908-1986)
Albert Camus
(1913-1960)
Politically correct
Art for art
Psychology vs morality
Morality or legality
Censorship
Emdah (Ex. For/Against rights for foreign workers)
Hashkafah (Ex. Liberal/Conservative)
Tfisah (Ex. Dychotomy between national and foreign)
Ferdinand De Saussure
(1857-1913)
Charles Pierce
(1839-1914)
Verneinung
Verdrängung
Verwerfung (forclosure)
Jacques Lacan (1901-1981)
Fundamental concepts in culture
Asher Salah
Structure of the course
1) The classical era
2) Renaissance and Enlightenment
3) Critics of modernity
Athens and the birth of:
Philosophy / Democracy / Theatre
Rome: Materialism / Universalism / Christianity
Individualism / Progress / Secularism
Existentialism / Post-modernism
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