• Dooyeweerd's Conception of Truth: Exposition and Critique

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Reformational Philosophy, 2008)
      A transformed idea of truth is central to the project of reformational philosophy. This essay lays groundwork for such an idea by proposing a critical retrieval of Herman Dooyeweerd's conception of truth. First it summarizes relevant passages in Dooyeweerd's New Critique. Then it demonstrates several problems in his conception: he misconstrues religious truth, misconceives its relation to theoretical truth, and overlooks central questions of epistemology and truth theory. By addressing these problems, reformational philosophers can find new ways to think about truth that retain the holism, normativity, and radicalness of Dooyeweerd’s conception.
    • Existence, Nomic Conditions, and God: Issues in Henk Hart's Ontology

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Reformational Philosophy, 1985)
    • Review of Art in Action: Toward a Christian Aesthetic, by Nicholas Wolterstorff

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Reformational Philosophy, 1983)
    • Unfinished Business: Toward a Reformational Conception of Truth

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Reformational Philosophy, 2009)
      This essay presents an emerging conception of truth and shows how it appropriates Herman Dooyeweerd’s conception. First I compare my “critical hermeneutics” with other reformational models of critique. Then I propose to think of truth as a dynamic correlation between (1) human fidelity to societal principles and (2) a life-giving disclosure of society. This conception recontextualizes the notion of propositional truth, and it links questions of intersubjective validity with Dooyeweerd’s emphasis on “standing in the truth.” While abandoning his idea of transcendent truth, I seek to preserve the holism and normativity of Dooyeweerd’s radical conception.