Perspectives
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Free University
Memoirs
Philosophy
PU For CHE Reformational Philosophy
BJ Van Der Walt

Abstract

Interview with Bennie van der Walt

A footpath through reality – philosophical memoirs
How does a philosopher come into being? By employing the metaphor of a foot-path through life and its realities, Professor B.J. (Bennie) van der Walt traces his own intellectual development, indicating the many people and different circumstances during the previous century that influenced his shaping into a Christian philosopher. These memoirs are done not in the traditional, typical academic curriculum vitae style, but simply in telling his personal story about understanding reality. His journey through different seasons develops from his early childhood up to the age of 70. He also provides a brief evaluation of his own publications. In his review of the past he recognises the hand of his Father in heaven. He now hands over the torch of reformational philosophy to the present generation. Finally he looks ahead, expecting another journey (that will be both continuous and discontinuous compared to the present) on a new earth.
https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v75i1.68
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