Pierre Marcel: The Christian Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd
Edited and translated by Colin Wright
|VOLUME I: |
THE TRANSCENDENTAL CRITIQUE OF THEORETICAL THOUGHT
(Download sample of Volume I HERE)
|VOLUME II: |
THE GENERAL THEORY OF THE LAW-SPHERES
(Download sample of Volume II HERE)
The first volume provides a detailed analysis of Dooyeweerd’s critique of theoretical thought. Dooyeweerd analyzed the very basis of thought itself, its presuppositions; and then also the consequences of those presuppositions. The entire range of historical philosophy is taken into account, as are all the schools that manifested themselves up until the time of his writing.
The second volume provides an analysis of Dooyeweerd’s positive philosophy based on explicit presuppositions, those of Christianity. Dooyeweerd analyzes reality in the light of the framework of laws of thought embedded in the mind and in extant reality. The result is an audacious synthesis that provides a foundation for justified reason.
Marcel constructively criticizes both these areas of Dooyeweerd’s achievement in the two volumes now presented. They will occupy the top shelf of the works dedicated to the analysis and continuation of the great Dutchman’s philosophical magnum opus."
An edition of the French-language original, likewise edited by Colin Wright, will be published by Editions Kerygma, Aix-en-Provence, France
|Pierre Marcel 1983|