The Concept «Tolerance»: The Diversity of Semantic Aspects

Сінельник, Ірина Павлівна (2014) The Concept «Tolerance»: The Diversity of Semantic Aspects Теоретико-методичні проблеми виховання дітей та учнівської молоді, 18 (2). pp. 241-250.

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Abstract

The article highlights the topicality of the problem of tolerance research in terms of a multicultural society established by the processes of transformation, integration, and globalization. The just mentioned processes and the unprecedented level of society informatization are noted to transform our world into the virtual “global village” where representatives of different religions, cultures, races, nations and nationalities are interconnected by tight relationships and are in complete interdependence on each other. Due to the the results of the conducted investigation, the concept “tolerance” is claimed to be the product and the result of human civilization long historical development. The origin of this concept goes back to the ancient times. The idea of toleration is traced in the works of such great antique philosophers as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, Heraclitus and others. To date, there is no common understanding of the phenomenon of tolerance, for the meaning of the concept “tolerance”, as of any other concept, is ambiguous and has various connotations in different linguistic cultures due to the historical experience, verbal and non-verbal behaviour peculiarities, and the system of traditions and spiritual values of a certain nation. The general understanding that representatives of different linguistic cultures have on tolerance is as of a process of perception of beliefs, traditions of others without aggression, and respect for them. The article proves that only such moral values as tolerance, condescension, ethics, humanism, recognition of otherness, is the basis for the harmonious development and the condition of survival of the present human civilization in a pluralistic and multicultural «global village».

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: concept; lexical unit; tolerance; lenience; origin; semantic aspect; lexicographical sources
Subjects: Articles in journals > Збірники наукових праць
Divisions: Institutes > Pedagogical Institute > Chair of Foreign Languages and Teaching Methodology
Depositing User: Ю.В. Руднік
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2014 20:21
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2015 20:00
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/4142

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