Problem setting. An essential feature of Ukrainian nowadays is the process of reforming Ukrainian society, which includes the necessity for conscious planning of the process of modernization and rational substantiation of its irreversibility and civilization. Democratic modernization is characterized by a qualitatively higher level of freedom of all subjects of social-power relations, provides real competition of concepts, programs and projects.
The topic of investigation in the given article is a traditional problem of philosophy: it is a problem of evidence about true reality’s existence out of consciousness and, correspondingly, the true character of positive existential judgments. The author argues that circumstantial epistemological analysis of knowledge as a form of being’s representation to consciousness allows us to insert new aspects and factors in the philosophical intelligence of given problem.
The article analyses traditional philosophical topic – the correlation between knowledge and values. Based on this review, not only the author's version of the interpretation of values is provided, but their new division into the “dignitive” and “valuative" values. The main methods of the research are system-structural and comparative ones. The method of phenomenological analysis is used as well.