The antimonies entailed in Dooyeweerd's epistemological view of a Gegenstand

  • Danie Strauss North-West University, South Africa


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.

How to Cite
Strauss, D. (2019). The antimonies entailed in Dooyeweerd’s epistemological view of a Gegenstand. Tydskrif Vir Christelike Wetenskap | Journal for Christian Scholarship, 55(1), 169-185. Retrieved from
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