On distinctions

  • Ingolf U. Dalferth


The paper discusses the importance of making distinctions for philosophy of religion. It argues that metaphysics is the philosophical attempt to draw out a system of distinctions that help us to make sense of our life in the world. Metaphysics is not a theoretical or speculative but a practical enter prise. Its task is not to offer ultimate explanations and “explain the world” in terms of its fundamental structure, but provide comprehensive orientation by unfolding a practice of orientation such as everyday life or the life of faith or a religious practice.


Distinction Orientation Philosophy of Religion Metaphysics Explanation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Claremont Graduate UniversityClaremontUSA

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