DOOYEWEERD: Historicism denies constant structural prin­ciples.

‘Nature by Numbers‘: (Concept & Artwork by Cristóbal Vila. Music by Wim Mertens)

Historicism denies in principle that the different types of modern social rela­tionships such as marriage, family, State, Church, trade, or those of a primitive society, are founded in constant structural prin­ciples which determine their inner nature. From the absolutized historical viewpoint it can discover nothing but individual tran­sitory cultural phenomena involved in a continuous change and development.”

(Herman Dooyeweerd, ‘A New Critique of Theoretical Thought’, Vol III p 82)

Longer related posts:

Dooyeweerd: Historicism

Dooyeweerd: Humanism’s historicist swing from classical fixed values to a radical relativism

Herman Dooyeweerd: Law as “cosmic a priori structure” versus relativistic Historicism

Dooyeweerd: Hegel, Nietzsche, Darwin, Marx, Hitler.

Dooyeweerd: The Criteria of Progressive and Reactionary Tendencies in History