D. H. Th. Vollenhoven (1892-1978) was Dooyeweerd's brother-in-law. He was a contemporary of Dooyeweerd at the Free University (1911-1914). He studied classics, philosophy and theology. His dissertation in Dutch was on the 'Philosophy of mathematics from a theistic point of view'. He married Dooyeweerd's sister and became a pastor in the Gereformeerde Kerk in Oostkappelle from 1918. In 1921 he became a pastor in The Hague and had many discussions with Dooyeweerd. Vollenhoven then on to become professor of Philosophy at the Free University in Amsterdam. He developed an approach to the history of philosophy that became known as the Consistent Problem-Historical Method (CPHM).
Articles by Vollenhoven
used by permission of the Vollenhoven Foundation
D. H. TH Vollenhoven Het Calvinischme en de Reformatie van de Wijsbegeerte Ch 2 (pp 22-48) (in English)
D. H. Th. Vollenhoven 'The foundations of Calvinist thought' - lecture delivered in 1934 at Dusseldorf
D. H. Th. Vollenhoven 'Lecture notes on Kant' from the syllabus 1958-59; translated by Bill Rowe (1977)
The triunity of life: on the unity of the Vollenhovian project by Eric J. Kamphof
Eric's Masters ICS thesis on Vollenhoven is available in a 183 page 1.1 Mb pdf.
The thesis explores whether Vollenhoven’s logic and epistemology might provide a fruitful perspective from which to view the unity of Vollenhoven’s systematic and historical work. But the thesis moves beyond Vollenhoven in taking a number of independent positions on the relationship between normative and structural law, between the law of the Spirit and positive law, and on the nature of the thus-so and the genetic determinations. (From Vollenhoven Newsletter No 2)
On Andrew Basden's Dooyeweerd pages:
Vollenhoven foundation newsletter No 3
Recent publications on Vollenhoven
D.H.Th. Vollenhoven. The Problem-Historical Method and the History of
Philosophy, ed. Kornelis Bril. Dordt College Press, early 2005
Kornelis Bril. Vollenhoven's Problem-Historical Method: Introduction
and Explorations, Dordt College Press, early 2005
D.H.Th. Vollenhoven. Isogoge Philosophia/Introduction to
Philosophy--A Parallel Dutch/English text, Dordt College Press, late 2005.
John H Kok (ed.) . Forthcoming A Vollenhoven Reader, Dordt College Press: Dordt.