Title

The merging of presuppositionalism and evidentialism towards a new route in defense of the Christian faith: An epistemological hermeneutics

Date of Publication

2001

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy

Subject Categories

Epistemology | Philosophy

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Philosophy

Thesis Adviser

Celestino A. Gianan

Defense Panel Chair

Rolando Gripaldo

Defense Panel Member

Elenita Garcia
Alexa P. Abrenica
Florentino T. Timbreza
Claro R. Ceniza

Abstract/Summary

This study tries to establish the common ground by virtue of which both presuppositionalism and evidentialism to merge as a consequence, envision a new route in defense of the Christian faith. It includes and highlights its difference from that of the two theories. The issues between presuppositionalism and evidentialism are reconcilable. There is a common ground between them, which makes them reconcilable, and this epistemological common ground is called ontic, the being that is the ground of all beings. This common ground constitutes the present study's symbiotic theory and that this symbiotic theory paves a new route in defense of the Christian faith. To go about this, the present study uses the Gadamerian hermeneutics, fusion of the two horizons which led to sharing presuppositions that allow fresh understanding and avoid a premature repudiation of ideas. Thus the study epistemologically speaking is an epistemological hermeneutics. It also falls under rubrics of meta-apologetics.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03090

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

216 leaves, 28 cm. ; Typescript

Keywords

Knowledge, Theory of; Hermeneutics

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