Unfinished Business: Toward a Reformational Conception of Truth.

Zuidervaart, Lambert. “Unfinished Business: Toward a Reformational Conception of Truth.” Philosophia Reformata, 74 (2009): 1-20. Available for download at: http://www.philosophia-reformata.org/content/archive.

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This essay presents my general conception of truth and shows how it relates to Herman Dooyeweerd’s conception. I propose that truth is a dynamic correlation between (1) human fidelity to societal principles and (2) a life-giving disclosure of society. This proposal puts the notion of propositional truth in a wider context, and it links the discursive justification of truth claims with our practically bearing witness to the truth.