n Journal for Christian Scholarship = Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap - The antinomies entailed in Dooyeweerd’s epistemological view of a Gegenstand

Volume 55 Number 1-2
  • ISSN : 1013-1116


This article investigates the way in which Dooyeweerd accounts for the difference between theoretical and non-theoretical thought. It will look at Dooyeweerd’s view of the continuity of cosmic time as well as his idea that the non-logical aspects resist the attempt to grasp them in a logical concept. His conviction that the so-called Gegenstand-relation characterizes theoretical thought and that non-theoretical thought is exemplified in various subject-object relations will also be investigated. The most devastating implication for Dooyeweerd’s transcendental critique will be articulated when it is argued that the entire idea of an inter-modal synthesis, lying at the heart of the transcendental critique, is intrinsically antinomic.

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