Comparison between Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven
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- Both believed in irreducible aspects or functions.
- Both believed in the religious root of all reality.
- and so on ... to be written
- In an email from S.B. recently (June 2006), there is the following useful information that someone might like to follow up: "DeGraaff has a splendid essay in the first festschrift for Runner,
Hearing and Doing (edited by Tol and Kraay) on the history of theories
development stages of the person, usable both in philosophical
anthropology and psychology. The essay is something of a unificaiton
of Vollenhoven's problem-historical method with Dooyeweerd's
philosophical anthropology in regard to the problem of the unity,
dualism, or trichotomy of the human person."
Glenn Friesen discusses the differences between Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven. The following is text and links he has provided for The Dooyeweerd Pages, for which we are very grateful ...
Dooyeweerd's philosophy has frequently been associated with that of his
brother-in-law D.H.Th. Vollenhoven, who taught philosophy at the Free
University. For a long time it was assumed that the philosophies of
Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven were similar, or at least compatible with
each other. In fact they differ on almost every key point. For study
purposes, Dr. Friesen has translated the following three articles by
Vollenhoven showing Vollenhoven's own disagreements with Dooyeweerd:
Vollenhoven's disagreements with Dooyeweerd are not widely known, and they will no doubt surprise many reformational philosophers. Dr. Friesen lists more than 50 key philosophical differences between Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven. By understanding these differences, the distinct ideas of each of these philosophers can be better understood.
This page is part of a collection of pages about Dirk Vollenhoven, within The Dooyeweerd Pages. Its purpose is to briefly explore links between Dooyeweerd and Vollenhoven. Email questions or comments would be welcome.
Written on the Amiga and Protext.
Created: 16 May 2005
Last updated: 7 July 2006 bit from S.B.