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The Worldview of PersonalismOrigins and Early Development$
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Jan Olof Bengtsson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199297191

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.001.0001

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Personal ‘reason’ and impersonal ‘understanding’

Personal ‘reason’ and impersonal ‘understanding’

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(p.67) 2 Personal ‘reason’ and impersonal ‘understanding’
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The Worldview of Personalism
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Jan Olof Bengtsson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297191.003.0003

This chapter begins a thematic exposition of the emerging worldview of personalism, drawing on representative thinkers from the whole of the period covered. It focuses on the central epistemological aspects of the personalist criticism of modern rationalism, absolute idealism, and pantheism, and on the personalist alternative’s reinterpretation of the concept of the subject in terms of the concept of the person.

Keywords:   character, epistemology, faith, freedom, person, reason, self-consciousness, subject, understanding, will

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