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The semantics of 'truth': a counter-argument to some postmodern theories

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Abstract:

This article reviews a number of claims made by postmodernist writers on the education of adults, who deny the existence of objective truth. It is argued here that such claims are asserted without supporting evidence and that they fail to take into account the semantic structures of language and actual linguistic usage. The article tries to show that analysis of semantic structure reveals a concept of truth embedded and presupposed in language and that truth and meaning are interrelated.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/026013700293476

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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