outer

Linked Glossary of Terms
(references to De Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee, unless indicated. See concordance for correlation with pages in the New Critique. The concordance is in pdf format.)

outer NC II, 372 (äussere Sinn)
outside

Outer is of course the opposite of inner.

See my discussion of the distinction between inner and outer in my article “

Imagination, Image of God and Wisdom of God: Theosophical Themes in Dooyeweerd’s Philosophy” (2006). There are two senses of inner.

(1) First the ‘inner’ in the sense of the supratemporal center, as distinct from the outer temporal peripheryGod’s law or Wisdom gives the connection between this internal figure of our imagination and the modal aspects in which our body and other temporal structures of individuality function.

(2) But there is another sense of ‘inner’ in distinguishing our temporal body (itself a part of the temporal periphery), from other indivividuality structures external to our body. This is a secondary sense of ‘inner.’

In the Gegenstand-relation, we our supratemporal selfhood, the ‘inner’ in the first sense, enters into the temporal functions of its body (‘inner’ in the second sense). In doing this, we discover the the figure, the anticipation of what an individuality structure in the temporal world may become, but which is presently only a potential reality. God’s law or Wisdom gives the connection between this internal figure of our imagination and the modal aspects in which our body and other temporal structures of individuality function.

Baader speaks of a purely “outer seeing” that has not been related to our Center.

 

Revised Aug 21/06

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