Juri Lotman studied at St. Petri-Schules (1930–1939). Lotman’s parents tried their best to give their children a well-rounded education by enrolling them in one of the best schools in the city, Petrischule. The children took music lessons at home as well as regularly visiting museums and the theatre.
For human thought all that exists is that which falls into any of its languages. Thus, for instance, purely physiological processes such as sexual contact or the impact of alcohol on the organism represent physical and physiological realities. But it is precisely these examples which manifest an essential law: the more distant by its very nature this or that domain is from the sphere of culture, the more effort is applied to introduce it into this sphere.