Lonergan's Quest: A Study of Desire in the Authoring of Insight

Lonergan's Quest: A Study of Desire in the Authoring of Insight

by William A. Mathews

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802038753
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Series: Lonergan Studies Series
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.55(d)

About the Author

William A. Mathews is an associate professor with the Centre for Philosophy at the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy.

Table of Contents

Preface

  1. Introduction: Desire and the Shaping of an Author
  1. TRADITIONS AND THE EDUCATION OF DESIRE: THE APPRENTICESHIP OF A PROBLEM SOLVER, 1904–1940
    1. Quebec Origins: A Classics Student, an Illness, and a Surprising Vocation
    2. Heythrop: Awakening to the Problem of Knowledge
    3. Puzzled in Montreal by the Depression and Plato’s Ideas
    4. Struggling with History and Reality in Rome before the War
    5. Postgraduate Studies in Theology: A New Road Taken

  2. FINDING AND FOLLOWING THE GOLDEN CORD OF THE HEART’S DESIRE
    1. Economics or Cognitional Theory: Towards Desire’s Decisions
    2. Insights into Phantasms as the Origins of Words
    3. Thought and Reality: Measuring the Kantian Bridge
    4. Aquinas on Cognition and Its Transcendence
    5. Toronto, the Operations of the Mind, and a Creative Illness
    6. Human Insights as Reflections of the Divine Nature

  3. COMPOSING INSIGHT: THE ARTISTRY OF DESIRE

    The Proto-Insight, 1949–1951

    1. 1949: The Vision of the First Beginning
    2. Experimenting with the Insights of Mathematicians and Scientists
    3. The Breakthrough to Cognitional Structure
    4. The Mind’s Desire as the Key to the Relation of Thought and Reality
    5. Exploring the Real Known World: A Metaphysical Beginning

      The Autograph, 1951–1953

    6. Finally Beginning in the Middle: Common Sense, Consciousness, and Self-Affirmation
    7. Insights into Emergent Probability
    8. Insights into the Dialectical Development of Common Sense
    9. Insights into the Irreducibility of Things
    10. Insights into Philosophical Method, Polymorphism, and Isomorphism
    11. Process Metaphysics: Finality, Development, the Human Image
    12. On Mythic and Philosophical Consciousness: Truth and Its Expression and Interpretation
    13. The Cognitional and the Ethical
    14. Questions and Insights in Religion
    15. Introduction, Epilogue, Prefaces, Publication
    16. Epilogue: Recollecting the Human Mystery

Notes

Bibliography

Benard Lonergan Index

General Index

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