Dooyeweerd’s Problematic Idea of Cosmic Time

Philosophia Reformata 86 (2):158-183 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Herman Dooyeweerd writes that “the idea of cosmic time constitutes the basis of the philosophical theory of reality in [A New Critique of Theoretical Thought].” My aim is to present and defend the hypothesis that Dooyeweerd’s idea of time is, in part, mistaken at its foundation. His idea of a cosmic temporal coherence of diverse modal aspects arose from the absolutization of a concept of temporal universality that he adopted uncritically as the transcendental basic Idea of cosmic time. My immanent-critical assessment leads to the hypothesis that temporality should be recognized as the first modal aspect, which, for Dooyeweerd, has been lost to view. Recovering both the sphere sovereignty of the temporal aspect and the equal universality of all aspects opens the way to a resolution of Dooyeweerd’s temporal/supratemporal dialectic and to a new perspective on naive experience and the meaning of humans as God’s image.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,659

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Cosmic Reality as Human Reality.Chris van Haeften - 2023 - Philosophia Reformata 88 (2):93-103.
Comments on anticipations.Dick Stafleu - 1997 - Philosophia Reformata 62 (2):129-144.
Comments on anticipations.M. D. Stafleu - 1997 - Philosophia Reformata 62 (2):129-144.
The Mystical Dooyeweerd.John Glenn Friesen - 2003 - Ars Disputandi 3:16-61.
On the historical nature of human reason.Hendrik Geertsema - 1993 - Philosophia Reformata 58 (2):120-152.

Analytics

Added to PP
2022-05-02

Downloads
7 (#1,432,829)

6 months
3 (#1,255,860)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Add more citations

References found in this work

An analysis of the structure of analysis.D. F. M. Strauss - 1984 - Philosophia Reformata 49 (1):35-56.
A New Critique of theoretical Thought.Herman Dooyeweerd - 1953 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 65 (3):357-360.

View all 21 references / Add more references