Culture as a Subject and Its Own Object

  • Juri Lotman


This short exposition on some research principles should not be seen as having any philosophical significance. The author is far from making any such claims. This is simply an attempt to share experience derived from researching specific facts in the history of culture. In addition, the author was motivated by a dissatisfaction with the way certain traditional theoretical categories have been reflected in the history of literature and culture.


  1. Lotman, Juri 2005. “On the Semiosphere,” Wilma Clark (trans.). Sign Systems Studies 33(1): 205–229.Google Scholar
  2. Prigogine, Ilya. 1976. L’Ordre par fluctuations et le système social. Düsseldorf: Springer.Google Scholar
  3. Prigogine, Ilya and Isabelle Stengers. 1984. Order out of Chaos: Man’s New Dialogue with Nature. Toronto: Bantam.Google Scholar
  4. Warning, Rainier. 1988. Rezeptionästhetik. Theorie und Praxis. Stuttgart: UTB.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juri Lotman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TartuTartuEstonia

Personalised recommendations