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On Being a Christian in the Academy: Nicholas Wolterstorff and the Practice of Christian Scholarship (Andrew Sloane) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2002) 9781597527712
On Being a Christian in the Academy: Nicholas Wolterstorff and the Practice of Christian Scholarship (Andrew Sloane) Paperback Book, (Wipf and Stock, 2002) 9781597527712
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Title: On Being a Christian in the Academy: Nicholas Wolterstorff and the Practice of Christian Scholarship

Author: Sloane, Andrew

Publisher: Wipf and Stock; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9781597527712

Volumes: 1; Pages: 306

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An exposition and critical appraisal of Nicholas Wolterstorff's epistemology in the light of the philosophy of science, and an application of his thought to the practice of Christian scholarship.ContentsForewordAcknowledgementsIntroductionPART ONE - A Justification of the Adoption of Wolterstorff's Defeasable, Situated RationalityIntroduction to Part OneChapter 1: Wolterstorff and FoundationalismA. Wolterstorff's Construal of FoundationalismB. Wolterstorff's Critique of FoundationalismB. 1. Wolterstorff's rejection of classical foundationalist notions of justificationB. 2. Wolterstorff's rejection of classical foundationalist notions of a foundation of certitudesB. 3. Further arguments against classical foundationalismChapter 2: Wolterstorff and RelativismA. Kuhnian RelativismA. 1. An outline of cognitive relativismA. 2. Kuhnian radicalismA. 3. Kuhn and relativismB. A Critique of Kuhnian RelativismB. 1. The history and sociology of science and relativismB. 2. Paradigms and relativismB. 3. The incoherence of cognitive relativismConclusion to Part OnePART TWO - Wolterstorff's Theories of Rationality and WissenschaftIntroduction to Part TwoChapter 3: Wolterstorff's Situated RationalityA. Wolterstorff's Notion of RationalityA. 1. Innocent until proven guiltyA. 2. Rational justification of beliefA. 3. Obligation and justificationA. 4. Non-innocent beliefs and the noetic effects of sinA. 5. Ceasing to believe and entitled beliefB. The Main Features of Wolterstorff's RationalityB. 1. It is empirically rootedB. 2. It is situated and non-absolutistB. 3. It is rational and non-relativistChapter 4: Wolterstorff's Meta-theoryA. Wolterstorff and Neo-Calvinist Meta-TheoriesA. 1. Kuyper's two sciencesA. 2. Dooyeweerd and the reductionism of idolatryA. 3. Wolterstorff's rejection of Neo-Calvinist meta-theoriesB. Wolterstorff's Meta-TheoryB. 1. Beliefs and theoriesB. 2. Authentic Christian commitment and the function of control beliefsC. Wolterstorff's Heuristics of ShalomC. 1. Heuristics and shalomC. 2. Shalom and pure versus praxis-oriented theoryPART THREE - A Critical Analysis of Wolterstorff's Meta-TheoryIntroduction to Part ThreeChapter 5: An Articulation and Defense of Wolterstorff's Meta-TheoryA. Wolterstorff's Meta-Theory and his Situated RationalityA. 1. Empirical and situatedA. 2. Entitled theory-choice and his criterion of rationalityB. Wolterstorff's Meta-Theory is Rational and Non-RelativistB. 1. Realism and relativismB. 2. Heuristics of shalom, historicism and relativismChapter 6: The Structure of Wolterstorff's Meta-TheoryA. Wolterstorff's Meta-Theory is Non-FoundationalistB. Wolterstorff and other Non-Foundationalist Meta-TheoriesC. A Dynamic Model of Wolterstorff's Meta TheoryConclusion to Part ThreeConclusionRetrospect and ProspectSummary and ConclusionsBibliographyAbbreviationsPrimary SourcesSecondary SourcesIndex
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