Culture in Philosophy

Culture and Philosophy:

From the Latin meaning, “cultura” relates to spiritual formation, with sophisticated taste, intelligence and personality to the dimension of the universal. The cultured man is able to exercise his reason.

In its sociological sense, the concept of culture refers to the complex system including knowledge, techniques and traditions that characterize a society or group.

Definitions of Philosophers:

Selma Lagerlof:

“Culture is what remains when one has forgotten everything we had learned. ”

Baldoon Dhingra:

“To understand another culture, we must prepare to meet the lifestyle in which it finds expression, accept this view of life as valid in itself and suitable to the peoples concerned. ”


“Producing in a rational for the general ability to please him (hence his freedom) is culture. Therefore, culture can only be the ultimate end can rightly be attributed to nature versus humans. ”


“Culture is information assets consist of knowledge, skills, rules, standards specific to a company […]. Culture learned, learns, is retransmitted, reproduces itself from generation to generation. It is not written in the genes, but rather in the mind-brain humans. ”


“Mass society is not culture but recreation”


“The main function of art is social … The cultural practice used to distinguish classes and class fractions, to justify the domination by one another”


Cite this article as: Tim, "Culture in Philosophy, May 30, 2012, " in Philosophy & Philosophers, May 30, 2012,

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