Five Solas


Rushdoony, The Death of Meaning, p.19

Rousas John Rushdoony, The Death of Meaning, Vallecito, CA: Ross House Books, 2002, p.19

2 Berkeley to Kant: The Collapse of the Outer World

“It is necessary at this point briefly to retrace some ground in order to summarize the effect of modern philosophy on science. When Descartes divided reality into two alien substances, mind and body, held together by a third substance, God, he thereby deformed man’s perspective on both mind and body. The mind increasingly was seen in neoplatonic terms as an alien and spiritual substance, so that the Biblical unity of man was lost. Attempts to locate the mind were rendered increasingly unscientific and irrelevant. At the same time, the body was reduced to a machine by Descartes, a mechanism without mind and subject to purely mechanical laws and to be understood in terms of them.”