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This paper argues that in light of the rise of scientism and other forms of philistinism, the political, religious, mythic, personal, and historical meanings that people find in those entities can also be preserved.
Not that I had one myself, but I hate the Philistinism of the "why study dead languages" school, like the cretins who can't see the greatness of Latin and ancient Greece.
To put it in Robin's occasional opponent, friend and editor Peter Wollen's words on Eisenstein, a 'wedge I could use to break open the crust of prejudice and philistinism and hopefully smooth the path for others'.
The A Foundation, a groundbreaking cultural institution with a gallery making use of space in the old warehouses at Greenland Street, Liverpool, is the latest organisation to fall foul of austerity-induced philistinism.
So great was the embarrassment among Torontonians in positions of power at the knee-jerk reaction of the masses that in no time criticism of high abstraction became a badge of crass philistinism as far as the city's elite was concerned.
It is unthinkable for a bhadralok to stoop to such Philistinism -- ordering a vegetarian dish after the king of fish -- but I couldn't resist it.
Perhaps that would have been a bore--too heavy, too intellectual--which may be an aspect of the philistinism of style, or simply a laudable refusal to write an Age of Oprah memoir that "shares.
This period, according to Frckovski, is part of the anti-intellectualism of populists who want turn professors into ordinary officials and turn the education into philistinism.
If too much deference to great artists is the mark of a society that has never quite escaped from its aristocratic roots, too little regard for them is a sign of narrow philistinism.
Besotted by sectionalism, philistinism, and anti-intellectualism, this ecclesiastical hegemony enforced its power through censorship and the denial of freedom of conscience.
A hundred and fifty years on apparently little has changed, except the greater Philistinism and conceit of those in charge of our built environment.
The complaint of David Sedaris, dark ironist and twisted celebrant of American culture, testifies to the exceptional tenacity of the image of the American resident in Paris as a cultural refugee, one whose exile is a repudiation of provincialism, philistinism, or whatever else is held to be wrong with American life.