'All That Man Has and Is' : a Study of the Historiographical Concerns Guiding the Work of Christopher Dawson

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288492
Title:
'All That Man Has and Is' : a Study of the Historiographical Concerns Guiding the Work of Christopher Dawson
Authors:
Greydanus, Richard
Abstract:
This thesis presents the historiographical concerns guiding the work of Christopher Dawson, Roman Catholic historian, sociologist, and philosopher of history, in terms of a science of human being, which is adequate to conceptualize human activity in time. The author attempts to show that Dawson rejects the modern, empirical paradigm, both for its secularity and its reconceptualization of the relation between time and human activity in history. A conceptual continuity Dawson sees between the work of modern empirical thinkers G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and its consequences for understanding history as a teleological process, or the progress of Reason, consciousness, Spirit, self-overcoming, etc., is treated in the first section. Dawson's account of the natural conditions of human knowing, and its relation to his theory of culture, is treated in the second section. And in the final section, Dawson's understanding of the relation between religion and culture is presented.
Advisors:
Sweetman, Robert
Affiliation:
Institute for Christian Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Christian Studies
Issue Date:
Aug-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/288492
Additional Links:
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR58271.PDF
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Keywords:
Dawson, Christopher, 1889-1970; Religion and culture; Knowledge, Theory of
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Rights holder:
This Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.
Degree Title:
Master of Arts (Philosophy)
Appears in Collections:
Older Masters Theses

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dc.contributor.advisorSweetman, Roberten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreydanus, Richarden_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-03T18:01:14Z-
dc.date.available2013-05-03T18:01:14Z-
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_GB
dc.date.issued2008-08-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/288492-
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the historiographical concerns guiding the work of Christopher Dawson, Roman Catholic historian, sociologist, and philosopher of history, in terms of a science of human being, which is adequate to conceptualize human activity in time. The author attempts to show that Dawson rejects the modern, empirical paradigm, both for its secularity and its reconceptualization of the relation between time and human activity in history. A conceptual continuity Dawson sees between the work of modern empirical thinkers G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and its consequences for understanding history as a teleological process, or the progress of Reason, consciousness, Spirit, self-overcoming, etc., is treated in the first section. Dawson's account of the natural conditions of human knowing, and its relation to his theory of culture, is treated in the second section. And in the final section, Dawson's understanding of the relation between religion and culture is presented.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR58271.PDFen_GB
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/-
dc.subjectDawson, Christopher, 1889-1970en_GB
dc.subjectReligion and cultureen_GB
dc.subjectKnowledge, Theory ofen_GB
dc.subject.lcshReligion and cultureen_GB
dc.subject.lcshKnowledge, Theory ofen_GB
dc.title'All That Man Has and Is' : a Study of the Historiographical Concerns Guiding the Work of Christopher Dawsonen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentInstitute for Christian Studiesen_GB
dc.type.degreetitleMaster of Arts (Philosophy)en_GB
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_GB
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