What Is Culture?

What does the word “culture” really mean? How has the word changed meaning over time? And what is the future of true culture in our time?

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0:00 Introduction with a paradox
0:27 Two definitions of culture
2:23 A digression on etymology
6:07 The origins of the idea of culture
7:56 The idea of culture in modernity
9:39 Culture and art
12:14 “Culture” changes meaning in the German social sciences
16:56 “Culture” changes meaning in Nietzsche
19:03 The future of culture
21:20 Culture and Christianity today
24:34 A question on Christianity and the Muses and closing

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