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Źródła i typy redukcjonizmów we współczesnych analizach kultury
Sources and Types of Reductionisms in Contemporary Culture Analyses

Author(s): Leszek Korporowicz
Subject(s): Culture and social structure
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: cultural studies; culture analyses; reductionisms; ontological reductions; anthropological reductions; structural reductions;personal reductions

Summary/Abstract: There are many approaches and schools, so many research orientations and strategies, which are aimed at bringing us closer to understanding the nature of culture and cultural studies. Regardless of this, the basic and for the most part still unanswered questions, continued to be valid: How do we understand the subject of these studies? What are the motives behind pursuing them? How do we integrate the reflection, knowledge and study with the more broadly understood human cognitive and cultural activity? How will the study allows us to overcome the constraints of time, space and patterns of our own cultures, methods, professional roles, canons of sensitivity and imaginations, but also different kinds of reductions and make it possible to increase the potential of its development? This article describes some kinds of ontological, anthropological, structural and personal types of reductions in contemporary cultural analyses and their consequences, especially when the instruments of the study displace their objects, when such values like wisdom we treat as knowledge, truth as agreement, responsibility as pragmatism, beauty as a kind of experience, and in the final of the process, all these values we reduce to information, images and impressions.

  • Issue Year: 7/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-30
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Polish