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


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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The antinomies entailed in Dooyeweerd’s epistemological view of a Gegenstand. (2019). Tydskrif Vir Christelike Wetenskap | Journal for Christian Scholarship, 55(1&2), 169-185. Retrieved from



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