jeudi, novembre 24, 2016

Dooyeweerd: 'Paper Decrees' v. 'logic of the facts'

"The formal abolishing of paternal authority by the first wave of the French Revolution was one of the many 'paper decrees' which, as an expression of human hubris, were swept away by what is very inadequately termed the logic of the facts. By setting aside the normative principles of law, morality, or culture, human arbitrariness can create a social chaos; it cannot create juridical, moral or historical norms in this way." (Herman Dooyeweerd: 'A New Critique of Theoretical Thought'Vol II, p 336)