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.)
|point to||I, 5, 45, 51-52, 55, 62,
II, 422NC I, 3 (every aspect refers within and beyond itself to all the others; points beyond its own limits to a central totality), 10 (meaning points without and beyond itself)
Het transcendentale critiek van het wijsgeerig denken,” Philosophia Reformata 6 (1941), 1-20, at 15 Just as the cosmic, ontical coherence of meaning refers beyond itself to the Archimedean point as concentration point of modal diversity, so the Archimedean point, from which we view the modal aspects in a a view of meaning-totality, refers beyond itself to the Origin of all meaning which indeed is absolute and self-sufficient.
|refer||I, 12, 40, 55, 62, 71 (above itself), 121
II, 424NC I, 3 (every aspect refers within and beyond itself to all the others),
NC I, 4 (universal character of referring and expressing)
That which has been expressed refers back to what has expressed it. Thus expressing and referring are correlative terms. Expression is from a higher realm into a lower. And referring is from a lower realm to a higher.
We are the expression of God’s image. We have not meaning in ourselves, but refer and point to God. And we in turn express our selfhood in our temporal functions. And all temporal reality refers to our selfhood as its supratemporal root.
Symbols are ways that language refers to the transcendent.
Revised Sept 26/07