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Culture and Civilization

(Original title: Kultúra a civilizácia)
Filozofia, 31 (1976), 1, 34-42.
Type of work: Papers and Discussions - Society, Culture and Morale
Publication language: Slovak
There is no unsurpassable limit between the notions of culture and civilization. The environment of civilization can not, of course, be reduced only to a passive, inert basis,, to an uncreative starting point for cultural creation. Both notions — civilization and culture — are inseparably connected, both together create the social environment in the particular historical situation. Culture cannot exist without civilization, as well as civilization cannot exist without culture. The dialectical union of both phenomena is manifested in the fact that the cultural achievements of people shift forward the development of civilization, but they themselves are determined by the historical stage of civilization environmn et that is, in the final consequence, determined by the material-productive basis of the society.
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