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dc.contributor.authorJaco Gerickeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-08T09:18:10Z
dc.date.available2014-10-08T09:18:10Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationGericke, J.W. 2013. A philosophical clarification of the axiological assumptions behind the concept of goodness in Genesis 1. Journal for semitics/Tydskrif vir semitistiek, 22(1):210-225. [http://reference.sabinet.co.za.nwulib.nwu.ac.za/sa_epublication/semit]en_US
dc.identifier.issn1013-8471
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/11602
dc.description.abstractThis paper offers a philosophical clarification of the sense and logic behind the concept of goodness as it occurs in Genesis 1. Many readings of the chapter either bracket these issues or assign it what is thought to be an obvious utilitarian, moral, legal, aesthetic, or theological connotation. The contention of this article is that these views fail to take seriously the metaphysical riddles inherent in the narrative's ontology and beg the question as to the sensibility and folk-philosophical context of the concept of goodness in Genesis 1. Following an initial overview of the relevant data and an outline of the problematic, G.E. Moore's open question argument suggesting the indefinable nature of goodness as a non-natural property is brought to bear on the discussion. The presentation concludes with a philosophical clarification of the axiological assumptions in the text via categories in value theory.
dc.description.urihttp://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/semit/semit_v22_n1_a13.pdf
dc.languageen
dc.publisherUnisa Press/SASNES (South African Society for Near Eastern Studies) / Sabinet
dc.titleA philosophical clarification of the axiological assumptions behind the concept of goodness in Genesis 1en_US
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dc.contributor.researchID21609268 - Gericke, Jacobus Wilhelm


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