CRITERION, KNOWLEDGE, TRUTH

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Transliteration of original Title: 
Kriteriy, znanie, istina
Author(s): 
Alexei Gaginski
Department of Philosophy, Institute of Scientific Information for Social Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences
Issue number: 
No. 3 (Vol. 37)
Pages: 
129-140
Abstract: 

The article deals with analysis of the key concepts of epistemology as criterion, knowledge and truth. The author aims to make a distinction between mentioned terms, which would help to solve some difficulties in understanding what the truth is, and shed light on the nature of knowledge. We show that the correspondence theory replaces the truth by many criteria that are necessary for the process of knowledge, but are unable to give an accurate idea of truth itself. Furthermore this theory leads to the contamination of the concepts of truth and knowledge, which in turn brings insoluble problems to the disclosing of their meanings.

Keywords: 
truth, knowledge, criterion, guess, Gettier, being, thinking
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