Empowering Bernard Lonergan's Legacy: Toward Implementing an Ethos for Inquiry and a Global Ethics

Empowering Bernard Lonergan's Legacy: Toward Implementing an Ethos for Inquiry and a Global Ethics

by John Raymaker

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ISBN-13: 9780761860303
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 02/16/2013
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Raymaker has lived and worked in the United States, Japan, Belgium, and Germany. He earned his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary social ethics at Marquette University in 1977. He has studied Buddhism for over twenty-five years and has published multiple articles and books on encounters between the major world religions.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword By Philip McShane
Introduction xv
Part I Historical And Intercultural Backgrounds
Lonergan’s Notions of “Matrix” and “Feedback”
Chapter 1 Generalized Empirical Method (GEM) as Possible “Feedback Matrices”
First Historical Feedback Matrix: Situating GEM’s Mediating, Transformative Roles
Chapter 2 Two Further Feedback Matrices: Historical Implications
Metaphysical Equivalence and the Limitations of Various Analyses
A Second Historical Feedback Matrix: How Lonergan (GEM) Goes Beyond Aquinas
Third Historical Feedback Matrix: How Lonergan (GEM) Reconciles Galileo, Pascal, and Einstein
Part II An Ethically Empowering Foreground Coordinating Lonergan’s Legacy
Chapter 3 Transitional Issues in Evaluating Holistic-GEM-FS Collaboration
Chapter 4 Implementing the Functional Specialties in Two Phases
Fourth GEM-Fs Feedback Matrix: Functional Collaboration And Grounding Ethics
A First Complementarity-Dialectical Phase: Grounding GEM Operations
Transition to Fig. 3b’s Second Cooperative Dialectical Phase
Chapter 5 Fifth Feedback Matrix: A Structured IGEMA
Operating as a Collaborative FS Feedback Matrix to Implement the Human Good
Conclusion
Appendix I: GEM-Buddhist Dialectical Foundations
Appendix II: GEM Economics
Appendix III: Feedback Matrices’ Transformative Roles and Mathematical Analogies
Index

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Philip McShane

Various contemporary books and movements, especially in ecology, point us towards the need for structures of action. . . . Raymaker has a precise ethical and intellectual perspective to offer.

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