Putnam's internal realism and von Balthasar's religious epistemology

Harrison, V.S. (1998) Putnam's internal realism and von Balthasar's religious epistemology. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 44(2), pp. 67-92. (doi: 10.1023/A:1017105821980)

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This article is principally concerned with a possible defense of some of the epistemological presuppositions of von Balthasar’s theological philosophy. The article claims that, taken as a whole, von Balthasar’s writings provide a systematic critique of a widely held epistemological paradigm, thereby implying a novel conception of rationality and objectivity. In so doing, he anticipates the central concerns of Hilary Putnam, whose own more developed work on rationality and objectivity can be employed to supplement von Balthasar’s critique of these concepts as they are traditionally under

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Victoria
Authors: Harrison, V.S.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:International Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Journal Abbr.:IJPR
ISSN (Online):1572-8684

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