Dooyeweerd’s Understanding of Meaning (1)

Basden, A 2019, 'Dooyeweerd’s Understanding of Meaning (1)' , Philosophia Reformata, 84 (1) , pp. 102-129.

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Abstract

Meaning is very important in Dooyeweerd’s Reformational philosophy. This essay seeks to examine what Dooyeweerd wrote about meaning and how he used it in mapping out the various domains of his philosophy. A distinction is drawn between different types of meaning, and it seems that what Dooyeweerd intended was a meaningfulness that exists prior to being, which surrounds and pervades us and is not limited to humans. The aims of the article are to paint a systematic picture of Dooyeweerd’s understanding of meaning and suggest some ways in which it might be developed further by Reformational philosophers. This essay is intended, however, to be of wider interest than just to Reformational discourse, especially in conjunction with its companion paper, which discusses how Dooyeweerd’s understanding can be useful in the sciences and practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router **Journal IDs: eissn 2352-8230 **History: issued 08-04-2019; published 08-04-2019
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Philosophia Reformata
Publisher: Brill
ISSN: 0031-8035
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Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 09:51
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/51167

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