Gaan na die mier, kyk na sy weë en word wys : metafoor of paradigma?

Show simple item record Buitendag, Johan 2013-10-29T08:47:51Z 2013-10-29T08:47:51Z 2013-07-22
dc.description.abstract This article takes as its point of departure two citations. The one is from Marshall and Zohar’s contention that the wave-particle dualism is more than a metaphor and the other is from Clayton claiming that indeterminacy was not merely a temporary epistemic problem, but reflected an inherent indeterminacy of the physical world itself. What does it mean if it is not a mere way of speaking? The author of this article departs from the premise that the task of systematic theology is the endeavour to understand reality and that this is a collective enterprise together with other sciences as well. A constructive empiricism could indeed lead to an understanding of reality where reality is more than merely idealistically conceived. Truth is therefore to be replaced with a pragmatic, but value-laden concept of understanding or comprehension. This has the effect that both epistemology and ontology have to be revisited and subsequently panentheism too. The argument finds its niche in Old Testament wisdom literature and Proverbs 6:6 forms the lens of reference. The late South African ethologist Eugène Marais’s epic work, The Soul of the Ant, is applied to illustrate such a proposed epistemic community. en
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dc.identifier.citation Buitendag, J., 2013, ‘Gaan na die mier, kyk na sy weë en word wys. Metafoor of paradigma?’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 69(1), Art. #1976, 9 pages. 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1976 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1976
dc.language.iso Afrikaans en
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en
dc.rights © 2013. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Prolegomena en
dc.subject Ontluikende gemeenskap en geheelskap en
dc.subject Gaan na die mier, kyk na sy weë en word wys en
dc.subject Metafoor en
dc.subject Paradigma en
dc.subject.lcsh Christian ethics   en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title Gaan na die mier, kyk na sy weë en word wys : metafoor of paradigma? en
dc.title.alternative Go to the ant, consider her ways, and be wise: metaphor or paradigm? en
dc.type Article en

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