Historical and Cultural Prerequisites for the Decline of the Significance of Truth: Cujus Regio, Ejus Religio?

Mykolas P. Deikus


Background: This article deals with the historical and cultural prerequisites for the decline of significance of truth in Western societies. In response to the formulated problem question, the ideas taught in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences are briefly discussed, the existing conditions of the power to form the directive regime of truth in the context are outlined.

Objectives: The aim of the paper is to analyze historical and cultural prerequisites for the decline of the meaning of the truth in the public discourse.

Method: This article is prepared using the methods of analysis and synthesis of academic literature. The analysis of academic sources and the citation follows the chronology according to the publishing year of the source. The methods of comparison and analogy are also used, the authors’ insights and generalizations are provided.

Conclusion: The main conclusion is formulated that culture, as shown by the history, has some self-regulatory mechanisms that occur in different forms as a significant condition, which prevents the establishment of a unidirectional regime of the truth.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/bmr.v6n3p58


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