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Buy and Download Description In the Encyclopaedia Britannica "culture" is defined as a behavior peculiar to Homo sapiens and includes language, ideas, beliefs, customs, codes, institutions, tools, techniques, works of art, rituals, and ceremonies. As a term describing the unique mental ability of humans the word "symboling" has been proposed, by which is meant the assigning to things and events of certain meanings that cannot be grasped with the senses alone.1 Heinrich Rickert in his Kulturwissenschaft und Naturwissenschaft of 1926 speaks of value-free nature (wertfreie Natur) and value-loaded culture (wertbehaftete Kultur). Therefore, for him, nature is all that is free of meaning, that can only be perceived, and that cannot be comprehended (verstehen) (or, perhaps, better: cannot be assigned with value), while culture is all that is meaningful and that can be comprehended (or: assigned with value). Objects like nature are accessible to the organs of perception, but are totally free of sense and meaning. Objects of culture, on the other hand, refer to meanings that are loaded with value and go beyond sensual perception. Without a relationship of objects to values there is nothing that can be comprehended (or: evaluated) in a meaningful sense.2 For Rickert, religion, the church, law, the state, customs, science, language, literature, art, and the economy, but also all the technical means that are necessary to keep up the economy's operations are — at least at a certain stage of their development — cultural objects or goods, exactly in the sense that the value that sticks to them is acknowledged — or expected or demanded to be acknowledged — as valid by all members of a society. In the Encyclopaedia Britannica "culture" is defined as a behavior peculiar to Homo sapiens and includes language, ideas, beliefs, customs, codes, institutions, tools, techniques, works of art, rituals, and ceremonies. As a term describing the uni
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