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The Crisis in Humanist Political Theory Vol. 7
Paideia Press

The Crisis in Humanist Political Theory Vol. 7

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The author, Herman Dooyeweerd, a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, taught legal theory and philosophy at the Free Univeristy of Amsertdam from 1926 to 1965.

Analogous to the way in which Leonard Nelson alluded to a science of law without law, Dooyeweerd highlights the crisis in humanist political theory as a theory of the state without a state. His seminal ideas about the natureof the state as a public legal institution delimited by its jural function extend far beyond the modest size of this book. Above all it demonstrates, albeitin a provisional and tentative way, the shortcomings prevalent within modern humanistic theories of the state as well as the direction in which a Christian theory of the state ought to be articulated - a task to which he made a considerable contribution both in the third volume of this A new Critique of Theoretical Thought and in his multi-volume Encyclopedia of the science of Law.

This volume is the first in a series of works that will comprise twenty five volumes when completed. The range of topics will include the philosophical foundations of the special sciences, numerous important studies on the development of theology, the law, the philosophy of science, and the problematical nature of theoretical thought itself.


Format: Paperback
Page Count: 214
ISBN-13: 978-0-88815-212-1
Size: 15.24 x 1.32 x 22.86 cm
Published: 2021

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