Epistemological problem of language in linguistic philosophy

Epistemological problem of language in linguistic philosophy





linguistics, determination, cognition, Rhetoric


    The question of the relationship between language and the reality of the world is a very relevant subject of research; Along with other interesting functions, the epistemological function of language is of interest, the research of which is the competence of philosophy. The theory of cognition must clarify the role of language in the process of knowing reality. Human reflection on the epistemological function of language originates from myth. Ancient philosophers (Plato, Aristotle) considered the interpretation of the nature of things to be the main purpose of language; In the later period, specifically in the new philosophy, all cognition came down to the analysis of representations and the clarification of the relationship between them, which was followed by a kind of rejection of language and existence. The issue of linguistic signs research was also relevant for the philosophers of later eras. Attention was focused on the functional property of the sign, which is based on the purpose of carrying information about something. When understanding the epistemological significance of language, it is necessary to take into account the fact that language not only participates in the cognitive process but also actively influences human thoughts and actions. In particular, language can determine thought, and this is done by the particular language that a person speaks. There is an opinion that a person's worldview and lifestyle are linguistically determined, even his subconscious actions are included in the sphere of influence of language.


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Author Biographies

Manana Gagoshidze, Sokhumi State University


Natallia Bitsadze, Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University



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How to Cite

Gagoshidze, M., & Bitsadze, N. (2023). Epistemological problem of language in linguistic philosophy. Scientific Journal „Spectri“, 1. https://doi.org/10.52340/spectri.2023.02