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The Role of Art in the Dynamics of Culture

  • Juri Lotman
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Abstract

The very essence of culture is opposed to monolingualism. Simply pointing out the dialogic basis of culture, however, tells us little about its specificity. Of course, one could point to the fundamental principle of dialogue and the emergence of foundational dialogic structures in every culture. However, such a static and, one might say, anatomical principle of classification, while convenient in many ways, is nonetheless insufficient; it can even become a source of false conceptions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juri Lotman
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  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia

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