International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

“Truth” as the Word and as the Notion
Dr. Natalia Chernyakova

The idea of “multiplicity of truths” is considered in the article as an indicator of real problems in postmodern understanding of the notion “truth”. It′s asserted that the meaning of the word “truth” and the content of the notion named by this word is one and the same in natural and scientific languages. Being the category of thought by which we express the property of our thinking to reflect, to be in correspondence with objective entities, which are transcendent to the thinking itself, “truth” has non-conventional content, which is invariant to the all kinds of sociocultural and cognitive differences. As the result not of the convention, but of the process of human existence, category of truth can′t be the object of arbitrary theoretical manipulations. The theoretical definition of truth can only explicate in scientific language the meaning of the word that exists in natural language.

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