How a priori Is Lonergan?

Abstract
The debate between the “Transcendental” and “Neo-” Thomists is an ongoing concern. Specifically, Jeremy Wilkins and John F.X. Knasas differ sharply over the correct interpretation of St. Thomas, Bernard Lonergan, and the very nature of cognition itself (ACPQ 78 [2004]). This debate is clouded, however, due to a lack of appreciation for key terms, specifically, “sensation” and Lonergan’s own phrase “the notion of being.” Using the distinction between precisive and non-precisive abstraction, the author clarifies the relevant sense of “sensation” and its related concepts. The clarification reveals that Wilkins and Knasas use such terms in markedly different, though compatible ways. Second, the notion of being as it is presented in various texts of Lonergan is examined. Contrary to what is supposed by Knasas, the notion of being, for Lonergan, contributes no formal or constitutive element to human knowing, and is in fact a pure potency with respect to intelligibility. Accordingly, any concerns or charges of crypto-Kantianism with respect to Lonergan are unfounded
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 11,826
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Jeremy D. Wilkins (2004). A Dialectic of “Thomist” Realisms. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (1):107-130.
Patrick H. Byrne (2002). Lonergan's Retrieval of Aristotelian Form. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3):371-392.
Tad Dunne, Bernard Lonergan. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Roland Teske (1990). Bradley and Lonergan's Relativist. Philosophy and Theology 5 (2):125-136.
Patrick H. Byrne (2007). The Goodness of Being in Lonergan's Insight. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):43-72.
William F. J. Ryan (1973). Intentionality in Edmund Husserl and Bernard Lonergan. International Philosophical Quarterly 13 (2):173-190.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-12-01

Total downloads

2 ( #362,159 of 1,100,145 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #304,144 of 1,100,145 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.