Scripturalism and the Gettier Problem

By Doug Douma and Luke Miner   So the story goes, epistemologists had long held knowledge to be justified true belief (JTB). (A story to be doubted according to Alvin Plantinga.) (That Clark held to JTB rather than just “true belief” (TB) Doug has argued in Gordon Clark’s Theory of […]

A List of Differences Between the Thought of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til

Source:  A List of Differences Between The Though of Gordon H. Clark and Cornelius Van Til  by Doug Douma   [Critique of this list is appreciated. I don’t own many of Van Til’s books and so haven’t provided as many quotes of his positions as I would like.]   Outline: The […]

Presuppositionalism and the Abandonment of Old Princeton

Originally published here: Presuppositionalism and the Abandonment of Old Princeton at douglasdouma.wordpress.com A disagreement in apologetics between B. B. Warfield and Abraham Kuyper a generation prior sheds light on the origins of the Clark-Van Til controversy. Warfield followed a long line of Princeton professors in his apologetic approach. In fact, the Princeton […]

Gordon Clark on the Problems of Empiricism

Empiricism has been, and is, a prominent epistemology among both secular and Christian philosophers. It is often accepted as the “common sense” epistemology, but certainly hasn’t been without its detractors in the history of philosophy. Many ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Plotinus among them, critiqued empiricism as untenable. Early Christian […]

Clark on Van Til’s “solution” to the Problem of the One and the Many

While teaching at Wheaton College (1937-1943) Dr. Clark actually used Dr. Van Til’s syllabi for some of his philosophy classes. One syllabus on Christian Apologetics in the Sangre de Cristo Seminary library has Dr. Clark’s handwritten note that it was given to him as a gift from Van Til in […]