© J. Glenn Friesen 2003-2006
Glossary of Terms
The will is not to be regarded as an independent and autonomous entity. "All our volitional acts are acts of the I-ness which expresses itself in them." (NC II, 147). The historical formative will is a psychical retrocipation on the law-side of the modal meaning of cultural development (NC II, 243). The power of tradition forces one's fomrative will along the paths of histoircal continuity (NC II, 245).
Dooyeweerd distinguishes three kinds of acts: knowing, imagining and willing (See his "32 Propositions on Anthropology").
The will is a specific direction of human acts, which have different modal aspects and may assume different structures of individuality. (NC III, 69).
All acts come from out of the supratemporal center of our selfhood. We cannot ascribe volitional acts to inorganic things, to plants or animals, because they lack a selfhood (NC III, 69).
The Gegenstand-relation is a willed act (WdW II, 402). We must become intentionally conscious of the dis-stasis:
God also creates from out of His sovereign will.
Baader says that we can only will one thing (Werke 2, 507). Our only really free choice is our choice for or against God. See antithesis.
See also intentional.
Revised Sept. 7/08