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The Relation of Material and Spiritual Aspects in Culture

(Original title: Vzťah materiálneho a duchovného aspektu v kultúre)
Filozofia, 38 (1983), 2, 243-252.
Type of work: Papers - Culture and Philosophy
Publication language: Slovak
The problem of the structure of cultur is of eminent importance for every theoretical analysis and classification of cultural phenomena. Traditional, established differentiation of culture into material and spiritual one or the broader or narrower conception, though often made relative or doubtful, appears to be inadequate not only requirements of deeper theoretical analysis, but by suggesting the dualistic conception of culture, isolation, overestimation or underestimation of individual sides of culture it can exert negative influence on some spheres of sociological and economic research, too, (e.g. the analysis of cultural needs, cultural activities, etc.) and it often finds its reflection even in broader social practice. By analysis of the relation of material and spiritual aspects in culture the author seeks to point out to the more complex and nearer inner connection of both sides.
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