Bernard Lonergan's Insight: a comprehensive commentary
Bernard Lonergan's Insight: A Study of Human Understanding is one of the most profound and challenging books of the 20th century. This book is a comprehensive explanation, commentary and criticism of this work, which no one, according to the author, has previously attempted.
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Getting a Start
A Better Beginning
A First Grasp of Insight
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abstract act of understanding already alternative geometries analysis analytic propositions answer Aquinas argument Aristotelian Aristotle basic begins Bernard Lonergan chapter Lonergan cognitional process common sense complete intelligibility concept concrete judgments concrete universe conjugates consciousness counterpositions critical deduction defined definition Descartes desire to know dialectic distinction distinguished empirical residue empiricism epistemology example existence explanatory Finally finite formulated further questions grasp Hegel hermeneutics heuristic structure higher viewpoint human knowing idea images insight and judgment intellectual judgment of fact Kant knower knowledge logical Lonergan says mathematics means merely metaphysical elements method mind moving viewpoint notion noumenon objectivity particular pattern of experience philosophy position possible precisely principles problem proportionate pure desire reader reality relation schemes of recurrence scientific scientist secondary component simply spiritual statistical structure of knowing syllogism theology things Thomas Thomas Aquinas Thomistic thought transcendent truth universal viewpoint unrestricted act virtually unconditioned