The concept of good faith as a philosophical and legal category given its semantic characteristics in the ukrainian language


The study made philosophical understanding of the category “ good faith” looking at its semantic and etymological characteristics in the Ukrainian language. The analysis of separate components of the word-combination “ good faith” was made, their philosophical and legal analysis and comparison with the meaningful characteristics of this legal category was carried out. The article analyses subjective-objective approaches to understanding of the category “good faith” both together and separately and makes a conclusion that conscientiousness has a subjective-objective character with dominance of a subjective component, at that it is noted that prefix “good” is marked as an objective component of this category, and prefix “conscience” – is responsible for its subjective component, which together quite precisely reflect subjective-objective character of the latter. It is concluded that semantic-etymological characteristics of the category “ good faith” in the Ukrainian language fully enough reveals the main characteristics of this principle, but is not exhausted by them.


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