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What is culture for?

Author: School of Life (Business enterprise),
Publisher: London : The School of Life, [2018] ©2018
Series: School of life (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How to find compassion, hope and perspective in the arts. Our societies frequently proclaim their enormous esteem for culture. Music, film, literature and the visual arts enjoy high prestige and are viewed by many as getting close to the meaning of life. But what is culture really for? This book proposes that works of culture were all made, in one way or another, with the idea of improving the way we live. This book  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: School of Life (Business enterprise),
ISBN: 9780995753532 0995753539
OCLC Number: 1038715586
Description: 111 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Companionship --
Hope --
Balance --
Compassion --
Knowledge --
Encouragement --
Appreciation --
Perspective --
Conclusion.
Series Title: School of life (Series)
Responsibility: The School of Life.

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People who want to express admiration for culture often say it's valuable 'for its own sake'. The School of Life disagrees, believing that the world has, up to now, not properly made use of the huge  Read more...

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