Category Archives: Culture

Nature & Nurture

From comments to John Derbyshire: * Statistically speaking, if I am recalling correctly, differences in our personality and behavioral traits appear to be explained roughly one half genetically (i.e., our individual DNA profiles at conception), one quarter congenitally (i.e., our … Continue reading

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What Is Culture?

F. Roger Devlin writes: The arts are pre-eminently an expression of culture. Culture, in turn, may be defined as the way a particular people sharing a territory attribute significance to the brute facts of the world around them, typically by … Continue reading

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‘All Culture Is A Struggle With Oblivion’

"In an interview, Thomas Macho, the sociologist of culture, once described cultures as islands in the ocean of oblivion." (Religion and Cultural Memory by Jan Assmann, pg. 81)

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