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Using Dooyeweerdian Philosophy

"I am strongly convinced that for the fruitful working out of this philosophy, in a genuinely scientific manner, there is needed a staff of fellow-labourers who would be in a position independently to think through its basic ideas in the special scientific fields.

"It is a matter of life and death for this young philosophy that Christian scholars in all fields of science seek to put it to work in their own specialty." Herman Dooyeweerd, A New Critique of Theoretical Thought, Vol I, p.vii.

The pages in this collection discuss how Dooyeweerdian philosophy has been used or might be used. New pieces might be added at any time.

"I had the pleasure to attend your classes on 2009-2010 at University of Salford Msc Managing Information Technology. With no doubt I can say the MAKE and Dooyeweerd's Aspects changed my life and I use it everyday of my life with projects and working. ... I use MAKE and Dooyweerds to develop teams and develop Information Systems to help me building the company ..."

Luis Canedo, President, GOJA Bolivia

Some Pages Worth Looking At


What Is Useful?

Most useful of Dooyeweerd's philosophy is his suite of aspects, with which we can understand and distinguish the various intertwined ways in which everything may be meaningful. The basic idea is that

Other portions of Dooyeweerd's ideas are also useful, e.g. his idea of ground-motives.

Contents of This Page

This index page has two parts,

Generic Ways of Using Dooyeweerd's Ideas

Ways of using portions of Dooyeweerd's thought: Also, in general:

Specific Examples of Use of Dooyeweerd's Philosophy

To Separate Out Issues in Understanding Things

Some Brief Suggestions

See also the early single-page general overview of how Dooyeweerd may be used:

See Also

This page is part of a collection that discusses application of Herman Dooyeweerd's ideas, within The Dooyeweerd Pages, which explain, explore and discuss Dooyeweerd's interesting philosophy. Email questions or comments would be welcome.

Copyright (c) 2002-9 Andrew Basden. But you may use this material subject to conditions. Written on the Amiga with Protext in the style of classic HTML.

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