Tag: epistemology

Book of Nature, Ep. 36: Adventures in Abstract and Concrete Thought

In this episode, your three intrepid Book of Naturists held forth on the subject of Thought – in the ideas surrounding the differences between and complementary natures of Abstract and Concrete thinking.  This episode lurches between the ideas of Plato and Piaget, Kant and others – so sit down with a beverage of your choice…

Christian Humanist Profiles 30: Mats Wahlberg

The epistle of Jude exhorts the faithful to contend for a faith that’s handed down, yet delivered once and for all.  In our own moment, tensions arise between Scripture’s testimony to divine act and some modes of modern thought, which by default regard stories of the fantastic to be unreliable at best and delusional at…

Blogging through Truth and Method post 7: Dilthey's Entanglement in the Aporias of Historicism (218-241)

The section of Truth and Method that contains this chapter is called “Historical Preparations,” and one of the oddities of blogging about it is that I’m writing about an entire section dedicated to a philosopher I’d not heard about until I’d read this book. Wilhelm Dilthey is a post-Hegelian German philosopher whose written works were…