Reflections

Reflections

Andrew Basden (University of Salford, UK)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-036-3.ch009
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Abstract

The reason we have been content to emerge with five answers rather than trying to find a single over-arching one -- or, contrariwise, to sink into a morass of subjectivism that disallows any answer to an ’is’ question from being substantive -- is because we have employed the radical philosophical approach of Herman Dooyeweerd. As mentioned at the start of chapter 2, Dooyeweerd was an unusual philosopher in that, rather than merely trying to formulate philosophical theory, he tried to ’clear away’ what keeps us from seeing the structure of reality as it presents itself to us in the everyday attitude.

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