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The re-appreciation of the humanities in contemporary philosophy of science: from recognition to exaggeration?
In the course of the centuries, the ‘reputation’ and status attributed to the humanities underwent different phases. One of their lowest moments can be traced during the positivist period. This article explored the reasons ...
Wolterstroff's critique of the reformational view of scholarship in his essay on Christian learning
(Buro vir wetenskaplike tydskrifte / Potchefstroom, 2009)
Traces of neo-Calvinism in France and Italy
(Buro vir wetenskaplike tydskrifte / Potchefstroom, 2010)
Encyclopaedic models in the Kuyperian tradition (part 3: towards a network-model)
(Vereniging vir Christelike Hoër Onderwys, 2012)
This is the third and final part of a series of three articles dedicated to encyclopaedic models in the Kuyperian tradition. Having explored several models and having noticed a few areas in which improvement is needed, I ...
Dooyeweerd's theory of religious ground motives: a few implications for Christian philosophy and scholarship
(Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj Napoca, 2012)
The first part of the article surveys the theory of "religious ground motives" elaborated by Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977), a Dutch Calvinist philosopher and founder of the philosophy of the cosmonomic idea. The main tenets ...
When "paradigms" differ: scientific communication between skepticism and hope in recent philosophy of science
(Buro vir Wetenskaplike Tydskrifte / Potchefstroom, 2008)
Kuyper's razor? Rethinking science and religion, trinitarian scholarship and God's eternity
This article explores three research fields in contemporary Christian scholarship and argues that the way they are approached is often questionable due to the basic assumptions, the methods or the implications. The ...
The central principle of Calvinism? Some criteria, proposals and questions
Is there a ‘central principle’ of Calvinism? This article explores this question mainly from the viewpoint of reformational philosophy. It does so firstly by introducing criteria that should be used to identify, if ...
Presuppositions and the challenge to objectivity in late-modern phiosophy of science: causes and possible remedies
(Buro vir Wetenskaplike Tydskrifte / Potchefstroom, 2007)
The history of late-modern philosophy of science introduces us to a growing emphasis on presuppositions accompanied by a growing relativistic attitude concerning the possibility of scientific objectivity. Aspects of the ...
The elaboration of a demarcation criterion in Reformational philosophy
(Sun Media Bloemfontein, 2011)
The elaboration of a demarcation criterion in reformational philosophy Contemporary philosophy of science has struggled considerably over an apparently simple question: how does one distinguish between scientific and ...