The central element in defining high culture

Google Classical
May 25 16 Comments

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  • Oracle orcl-sucks
    I don’t see skin color anywhere in the options!!! :)
    May 25 1
    • Cisco / Eng
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  • Cisco gutki
    I don't believe any culture is higher or lower than any other - they may not even be comparable. Culture is governed by history & geography, and as unique those are for every culture in this world, they offer perspectives in their own unique ways.
    May 25 4
    • Google Classical
      OP
      So you think naive finger paintings from an American kindergarten class are equal to (not higher or lower than) Old Masters from the Renaissance?
      May 25
    • Amazon / Eng ofrlslehr
      For the kids in kindergarten yeah I guess so
      May 25
    • Cisco gutki
      @Classical : I'm not sure if we can call the kids hand-paintings as "culture". The first search result of the definition of culture as returned by your organization's popular search engine is as following :
      "1. the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.

      "20th century popular culture"

      synonyms:the arts, the humanities; More

      2.

      the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group."
      May 25
    • Google Classical
      OP
      Finger painting is art too, and it has existed in many cultures since prehistoric times when groups of people lived in caves.

      Art is culture. It can be either unique and individualistic or mass-produced.
      May 25
  • Cisco Infensus
    % attractive women
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  • OmegaFi jorquart
    I think it's so arbitrary. People have different perceptions and preferences. Good architecture, food, art, literature to one may be garbage to another.
    May 25 1
    • Google Classical
      OP
      Classifications are never perfect, but certain masterpieces have almost universal value. Consider, for instance, Hamlet, which is acclaimed across cultures among academics and literary writers alike.

      Even then, not everyone's opinion matters; a 9-year-old grunge kid, who cannot appreciate Bach, is not called upon for serious discussion.

      So if you ask 100 reasonably well-educated people whether history painting or gang graffiti is high art, I am willing to bet money on the former's recognition.
      May 25
  • Apple / Eng kGUv48
    I don’t believe in “high culture”. If you want to label some art as “better” than other art, you can. But you can never prove something is “better” or “higher” because those are labels that can’t be measured
    May 25 1
    • Google Classical
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      It does not need to be proved to everyone, since the ideas were never intended to be easily understandable at a shallow level. High culture can be measured by preservation throughout centuries in timeless classics works, deserving detailed analysis and critical influence.
      May 25
  • Google
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    Memes and Comedy
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  • SAP
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    It’s the mix of virtues, where the softer ones are usually there because the hard ones (power by military, politics and economics) are (or have been, eg for The Netherlands) present, too.
    May 25 0
  • Oracle
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    Uh. You forgot keeping up with the Kardashians
    May 26 0
  • Amazon / Eng ofrlslehr
    Stand up comedians
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