The Ethics of Discernment

Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics

Author: Patrick H. Byrne

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442630744

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

View: 9547

DOWNLOAD NOW »
In The Ethics of Discernment, Patrick H. Byrne presents an approach to ethics that builds upon the cognitional theory and the philosophical method of self-appropriation that Bernard Lonergan introduced in his book Insight, as well as upon Lonergan’s later writing on ethics and values. Extending Lonergan’s method into the realm of ethics, Byrne argues that we can use self-appropriation to come to objective judgements of value. The Ethics of Discernment is an introspective analysis of that process, in which sustained ethical inquiry and attentiveness to feelings as “intentions of value” leads to a rich conception of the good. Written both for those with an interest in Lonergan’s philosophy and for those interested in theories of ethics who have only a limited knowledge of Lonergan’s work, Byrne’s book is the first detailed exposition of an ethical theory based on Lonergan’s philosophical method.

Before Truth

Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom

Author: Jeremy Wilkins

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 0813231477

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 5193

DOWNLOAD NOW »
It’s frequently said that we live in a “post-truth” age. That obviously can’t be true, but it does name a real problem on our hands. Getting things right is hard, especially if they’re complicated. It takes preparation, diligence, and honesty. Wisdom, according to Thomas Aquinas, is the quality of right judgment. This book is about the problem of becoming wise, the problem “before truth.” It is about that problem particularly as it comes up for religious, philosophical, and theological truth claims. Before Truth: Lonergan, Aquinas, and the Problem of Wisdom proposes that Bernard Lonergan’s approach to these problems can help us become wise. One of the special problems facing Christian believers today is our awareness of how much our tradition has developed. This development has occurred along a path shot through with contingencies. Theologians have to be able to articulate how and why doctrines, institutions, and practices that have developed—and are still developing—should nevertheless be worthy of our assent and devotion.

The Fragility of Consciousness

Faith, Reason, and the Human Good

Author: Frederick G. Lawrence

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487501323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

View: 1530

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Fragility of Consciousness is the first published collection of Frederick G. Lawrence's essays and contains several of his best known writings as well as unpublished work.

The Quest for God and the Good Life

Author: Mark T. Miller

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 0813221390

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 3177

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Throughout this introductory text, progress, decline, and redemption constitute a systematic framework for examining the central terms of Catholic theology, as well as key notions in Lonergan's theology. The book provides a firm foundation for students of Lonergan as well as anyone interested in understanding Catholic theology and applying it to ministry, education, and other fields.

Economics for Everyone (3rd Edition)

Das Jus Kapital

Author: Philip McShane

Publisher: Axial Publishing

ISBN: 1988457025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 3726

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The present state of economics is a very fixed culture of one-flow analysis, symbolized in the culture by talk of GDP. Lonergan’s breakthrough was to identify, after a more than a decade of historical and theoretic work, the historical reality and scientific identity of two flows. So, very simply, where Newton leaped from 2 to 1, Lonergan leaped from 1 to 2. The operable heuristic comes from a clear leap, e.g., from viewing economic output as GDP to arrive at an empirically defined GDP' and GDP", where the single prime points to consumer goods and the double prime points to producer goods. The leap seems simple but it requires very precise thinking about the relations between the two economic flows, a relation that, when not understood and controlled, gives rise to the booms and slumps named and studied by Kondratieff, Juglar, Kitchin, Schumpeter, and later authors. Why should a reader by this book? It offers a long-term optimistic view of how transformations of the current mess in pseudo-economics—whether in the form of abusive textbooks and well-intentioned abusive teachers, or in the form of the daily “business news,” which has more to do with gambling than business—will lead to a just and shared greatness way beyond current proclamations about America being or becoming great. The Preface to the 3rd edition adds a key simple exercise that can get the reader right into the ball-park of the new economics. The first two chapters should bring a serious reader to the startling conviction that we have been trapped in an alchemy of money for centuries.

Engaging the Thought of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Louis Roy

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077359888X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2826

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Bernard Lonergan (1904–1984) was a Canadian Jesuit philosopher, theologian, and humanist who taught in Montreal, Toronto, Rome, and Boston. His groundbreaking works Insight: A Study of Human Understanding (1957) and Method in Theology (1972) attempt to discern how knowledge is advanced in the natural sciences, the human studies, the arts, ethics, and theology. In Engaging the Thought of Bernard Lonergan, Louis Roy stresses the empirical aspect of Lonergan’s cognitional theory in relation to the role of meaning, objectivity, subjectivity, and historical consciousness. Rather than introducing every facet of his philosophy and theology, Roy delivers a balanced account of Lonergan’s achievements in fifteen discrete studies, delving into the implications of his cognitional theory for religious experience, theology, education, truth, classicism, relativism, and ethics. Discussing aspects of Lonergan’s thought that are seldom examined, these fifteen studies represent, criticize, and develop the ideas of one of the most important thinkers of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the richness of one scholar’s contributions to contemporary culture, Engaging the Thought of Bernard Lonergan presents a thoughtful analysis and a significant advance in Lonergan studies.

The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty

A Lonergan Approach

Author: John D. Dadosky

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442647116

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

View: 2471

DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Inspired by Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved."--

Authenticity as Self-transcendence

The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Michael H. McCarthy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780268035372

Category: Religion

Page: 435

View: 5030

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Michael H. McCarthy has carefully studied the writings of Bernard Lonergan (Canadian philosopher-theologian, 1904-1984) for over fifty years. In his 1989 book, The Crisis of Philosophy, McCarthy argued for the superiority of Lonergan's distinctive philosophical project to those of his analytic and phenomenological rivals. Now in Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, he develops and expands his earlier argument with four new essays, designed to show Lonergan's exceptional relevance to the cultural situation of late modernity. The essays explore and appraise Lonergan's cultural mission: to raise Catholic philosophy and theology to meet the intellectual challenges and standards of his time.

Lonergan’s Anthropology Revisited

The next fifty years of Vatican II

Author: Whelan Gerard

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8878393207

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 6151

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is based on contributions made to an international conference held in the Pontifical Gregorian University and presents reflections of authors from all five continents. The conference was held to acknowledge the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II, noting that during this time Lonergan was a professor at the Gregorian. The reference to “rediscovering Lonergan” in the title stems from a conviction that there is much in Lonergan’s thought that remains relevant to the globalizing world of today and that continues to be important for implementing Vatican II. The reference to anthropology in the title emerges from a conviction that philosophical and theological anthropology is central to the thought of Lonergan and, at the same time, that it is often the “issue underlying the issues” in debates today both within the Church and in society at large. The book has a three-fold structure, which echoes the structure of the conference on which it is based. Part 1 explores the anthropology of Lonergan in depth and the method that emerges from it. Part 2 explores three key areas of application: interreligious dialogue; an interdisciplinary approach to the social sciences; and the ethos of Catholic universities. Part 3 presents short summaries of workshops that were held during the conference, where participants describe how they are implementing Lonergan’s method. It concludes with by comments on overlaps between the thought of Lonergan and the pastoral vision of Pope Francis.

Living Mission Interculturally

Faith, Culture, and the Renewal of Praxis

Author: Anthony J. Gittins

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814683436

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 9394

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Our globalized world increasingly brings together people of many different cultures, though not always harmoniously. In recent decades, multinational companies have sought more efficient strategies for authentic intercultural collaboration. But in today's multicultural world-church, faith communities too—from local parishes to international religious communities—are faced with the challenge of intercultural living. The social sciences have developed some constructive approaches, but people of faith also need to build their endeavors on a sound biblical and theological foundation. Living Mission Interculturally integrates sociology/anthropology with practical theology, reminds us that good will alone is not enough to effect change, and points to a way of intercultural living underpinned by faith, virtue, and a range of new and appropriate skills.

Insight

A Study of Human Understanding

Author: Bernard Lonergan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 875

View: 4585

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Insight is Bernard Lonergan's masterwork. It aim is nothing less than insight into insight itself, a comprehensive view of knowledge and understanding, and to state what one needs to understand and how one proceeds to understand it. In Lonergan's own words: 'Thoroughly understand what it is to understand, and not only will you understand the broad lines of all there is to be understood but also you will possess a fixed base, and invariant pattern, opening upon all further developments of understanding.' The editors of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan have established the definitive text for Insight after examining all the variant forms in Lonergan's manuscripts and papers. The volume includes introductory material and annotation to enable the reader to appreciate more fully this challenging work. Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), a professor of theology, taught at Regis College, Harvard University, and Boston College. An established author known for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan received numerous honorary doctorates, was a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1971 and was named as an original members of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.

A Second Collection

Author: Bernard Lonergan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487511582

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 8846

DOWNLOAD NOW »
For the edition of A Second Collection prepared for the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, editors Robert M. Doran and John D. Dadosky have added archival materials directly related to almost every one of the papers, bringing the reader closer to the original compositions. The papers date from 1966 to 1973, and span the most creative period in Lonergan’s development. Two major themes run through these papers: the primacy of the fourth, existential level of human consciousness, and the significance of historical mindedness with all its implications for culture, hermeneutics, and phenomenological thinking. The theme of conversion makes a grand entrance in ‘Theology in Its New Context,’ a paper that charted the course for the unfolding of Method in Theology. This new edition makes extensive use of original manuscripts, variants in drafts of the essays, and hand-written corrections.

Love and Objectivity in Virtue Ethics

Aristotle, Lonergan, and Nussbaum on Emotions and Moral Insight

Author: Robert John Fitterer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080209788X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 133

View: 543

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Drawing on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and the work of Bernard Lonergan and Martha Nussbaum, Robert J. Fitterer tests the assumption that the inclusion of the emotions leads to bias in objective judgments or when determining moral truths.

A Third Collection

Author: Bernard Lonergan,Lonergan Research Institute

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487513674

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

View: 1822

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A Third Collection, prepared for the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan by editors Robert M. Doran and John D. Dadosky, is a helpful companion to volumes four and thirteen in the series. The volume contains fifteen papers, written between 1974 and 1982, and includes some of his most important shorter writings such as "Prolegomena to the Study of the Emerging Religious Consciousness of Our Time" and "Natural Right and Historical Mindedness." The relevant archival entries are specified, so that readers can consult them. The papers in this volume rehearse in a new key the themes of a lifetime. Without in any way going back on the major emphases of Lonergan's early work–cognitional theory and then the exploration of a fourth, existential level of consciousness– they are focused more on love and on the movement from above downwards in consciousness. Community is emphasized as the context and the fruit of the emergence of authentic subjects.

A Third Collection

Volume 16

Author: Bernard Longergan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 148752157X

Category: Christianity

Page: 264

View: 4807

DOWNLOAD NOW »
The papers deal with scientific, mathematical, theological, and philosophical questions, including discussions of such topics as the proper foundation of metaphysics, the form of inference, the nature of love and marriage, and the role of the university in the modern world.

Christian Ethics

A Brief History

Author: Michael Banner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405115173

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2062

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This enlightening book steers readers through the challenges and moral issues, providing a clear and decisive history of the main figures and texts in Christian ethics. A short and lively history of Christian ethics, exploring how Christianity has always had to grapple with complex moral problems - from questions about the status of early Christians who renounced their religion under Roman torture, through to current debates about euthanasia Engages with the main texts and figures in Christian ethics, including Augustine, Benedict, Aquinas, Luther and Barth Considers questions such as human will, the proper form of Christian life, natural law, and whether human nature is at odds with Christian ethics Concludes with a thought-provoking chapter considering the role that Christian ethics can play in contemporary moral debates and ethical dilemmas

Verbum

Word and Idea in Aquinas

Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan,Lonergan Research Institute

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079886

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 9595

DOWNLOAD NOW »
entirety to contemporary readers." --Book Jacket.

Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan

Author: Bernard J. F. Lonergan,Frederick E. Crowe,Robert M. Doran,Lonergan Research Institute

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083371

Category: Religion

Page: 513

View: 4766

DOWNLOAD NOW »
entirety to contemporary readers." --Book Jacket.