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Is a non-relativist post-modernism possible? The attempts of William Dean and Wentzel van Huyssteen

J. A. Stone
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 49, No 3 | a2502 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v49i3.2502 | © 1993 J. A. Stone | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 13 January 1993 | Published: 13 January 1993

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J. A. Stone, William Rainey Harper College, Illinois, South Africa

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This paper aims at creating a third option to foundationalism and relativism. It criticizes William Dean’s historicist radical empiricism for going too far toward a relativ ist deconstructionism, and Wentzel van Huyss teen’s critical realism for not leaving modernism. Both, however, succeed in creating a third option. This paper examines their respective contributions to a non relativist, reconstructionist post-modernism.

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