Notes on Terms and Concepts

Footnote

Thomas F. Torrance, "Notes on Terms and Concepts," in Belief in Science and in Christian Life: The Relevance of Michael Polanyi's Thought for Christian Faith and Life, ed. Thomas F. Torrance (Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1980), 133-147; #1980-381

Bibliography

Torrance, Thomas F. "Notes on Terms and Concepts." In Belief in Science and in Christian Life: The Relevance of Michael Polanyi's Thought for Christian Faith and Life, 133-147. Edited by Thomas F. Torrance. Edinburgh: Handsel Press, 1980; #1980-381

Contents

In this chapter, Torrance provides a general glossary that defines the following:

  • abstraction
  • abstractive knowledge
  • accrediting
  • articulate/inarticulate
  • axioms
  • boundary conditions
  • commitment
  • comprehension
  • conviviality
  • cosmology
  • definition
  • detachment
  • discovery
  • dual control
  • dualism
  • empiricism
  • epistemology
  • fiduciary act
  • focal/subsidiary
  • formal/informal
  • Gestalt
  • hermeneutics
  • heuristics
  • indwelling
  • integration
  • intuition
  • mechanistic world view
  • mind/body 'dualism'
  • objectivism
  • objectivity
  • ontology
  • personal knowledge
  • phenomenalism
  • positivism
  • premiss
  • proximal/distal
  • rationalism
  • reality
  • reductionism
  • tacit dimension
  • scientism
  • semantics
  • transcendence
  • universal intent
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