Beyond realism and non-realism : religious language-games and reality

Show simple item record Kroesbergen, Hermen 2015-02-19T13:13:19Z 2015-02-19T13:13:19Z 2014-03
dc.description.abstract This article attempts to take up Wittgenstein’s challenge “Not empiricism and yet realism” (1991:vi 23). Language deals with reality. But we are also aware of the importance of the context with its own rules for the use of language. In trying to do justice to both sides, theology and philosophy of religion have been going back and forth between realism and non-realism. Two recent appraisals of the Wittgensteinian approach in philosophy of religion by Labron and Burley suggest that there is a way to avoid this dynamic. After analysing Labron and Burley’s suggestions and their own failures to live up to the task they set themselves, this article presents an interpretation of D.Z. Phillips’s concept of ‘ordinary realism’ to help us to stay clear from the deadlock between realism and non-realism. Our different perspectives should be regarded as viewpoints within the same reality. Taken up in our many different and diverse language-games are our primitive dealings with reality. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Kroesbergen, H 2014, 'Beyond realism and non-realism : religious language-games and reality', Dutch Reformed Theological Journal/Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif, vol. 55, no. 1 pp. 189-204. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0028-2006 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2226-2385 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University en_ZA
dc.rights 2014 © DEWAAL NEETHLING TRUST en_ZA
dc.subject Non-realism en_ZA
dc.subject Realism en_ZA
dc.subject Philosophy of religion en_ZA
dc.subject Reality en_ZA
dc.subject Wittgenstein en_ZA
dc.subject Language-games en_ZA
dc.subject Realisme en_ZA
dc.subject D.Z. Phillips en_ZA
dc.subject Nie-realisme en_ZA
dc.subject Taal-speletjies en_ZA
dc.subject Filosofie van godsdiens en_ZA
dc.title Beyond realism and non-realism : religious language-games and reality en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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