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  1. Patrick H. Byrne (2013). Spirit of Wonder, Spirit of Love: Reflections on the Work of Bernard Lonergan. Budhi: A Journal of Ideas and Culture 1 (2):67-84.
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  2. Patrick H. Byrne (2011). Is the Universe on Our Side? Scientific Understanding and Religious Faith. The Lonergan Review 3 (1):140-161.
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  3. Patrick H. Byrne (2010). The Economy: Mistaken Expectations. The Lonergan Review 2 (1):10-34.
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  4. Patrick H. Byrne (2007). Lonergan, Evolutionary Science, and Intelligent Design. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 63 (4):893 - 918.
    This article shows how Bernard Lonergan's philosophy of science can bring resolution to a recent controversy: the controversy that arises from Intelligent Design theorists' and proponents of neo-Darwinian evolution. Intelligent Design theories argue that the complex structures of living organisms cannot be adequately explained by neo-Darwinian theories, especially by its postulate of random variations. Hence, an "intelligent designer" must be postulated in order to fill out scientific explanations. This article finds fault with the Intelligent Design arguments, but proposes a different (...)
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  5. Patrick H. Byrne (2007). The Goodness of Being in Lonergan's Insight. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):43-72.
    One of the lesser known features of Bernard Lonergan’s Insight is his theory of the relationship between being and goodness. Central to that theory is his claimthat the totality of being is good. From this central claim, Lonergan worked out an “ontology of the good,” in which the structures of ontological interdependencyare reflected in a theory of the scale of higher and lower values. Unfortunately, Lonergan’s way of supporting his claim in Insight is problematic. This article firstsummarizes Lonergan’s theory of (...)
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  6. Patrick H. Byrne (2006). Developing the Lonergan Legacy. International Philosophical Quarterly 46 (4):511-512.
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  7. Patrick H. Byrne (2006). Statistical and Causal Concepts in Einstein's Early Thought. Annals of Science 37 (2):215-228.
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  8. Patrick H. Byrne (2006). The Origins of Einstein's Use of Formal Asymmetries. Annals of Science 38 (2):191-206.
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  9. Patrick H. Byrne (2003). Statistics as Science: Lonergan, McShane, and Popper. Journal of Macrodynamic Analysis 3.
    On this occasion of honouring the achievement of Philip McShane, I would like to recall his earliest and, in my judgment, most important work, Randomness, Statistics and Emergence. In particular, I will recall how that work situated Lonergan’s important breakthrough on statistical method in relation to the major currents of thought on the subject, many of which remain influential still today.
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  10. Patrick H. Byrne (2002). Lonergan's Retrieval of Aristotelian Form. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 76 (3):371-392.
    Lonergan’s written reflections on the notion of form span almost thirty years. Beginning with his 1930s manuscripts on the philosophy of history, Lonergan returned again and again to the problem of clarifying that metaphysical concept. His thought on the issue of form reached its mature stage in 1957 with the publication of Insight. This article first presents an account of the mature, Insight stage of Lonergan’s notion of form. It then shows how Lonergan arrived at that position from his interpretation (...)
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  11. Patrick H. Byrne (2001). Connective Analysis: Aristotle and Strawson. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 9 (3):405 – 423.
  12. Patrick H. Byrne (1999). Insight, Inference, and Aristotle's Theory of Demonstration. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 73:237-250.
  13. Patrick H. Byrne (1997). Analysis and Science in Aristotle. State University of New York Press.
    Presents a new interpretation of Aristotle's Analytics (the Prior and Posterior Analytics) as a unified whole, and argues that to "loose up" or solve—rather than to reduce or break up—is the principle meaning which best characterizes the Analytics.
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  14. Patrick H. Byrne (1997). Phronēsis and Commonsense Judgment. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 71:163-177.
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  15. Patrick H. Byrne (1995). Commentary onMcKirahan. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):298-306.
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  16. Patrick H. Byrne (1988). Mystery and Modern Mathematics. Lonergan Workshop 7:1-33.
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  17. Patrick H. Byrne (1981). God and the Statistical Universe. Zygon 16 (4):345-363.
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  18. Patrick H. Byrne (1981). Relativity and Indeterminism. Foundations of Physics 11 (11-12):913-932.
    It is well known that Albert Einstein adhered to a deterministic world view throughout his career. Nevertheless, his developments of the special and general theories of relativity prove to be incompatible with that world view. Two different forms of determinism—classical Laplacian determinism and the determinism of isolated systems—are considered. Through careful considerations of what concretely is involved in predicting future states of the entire universe, or of isolated systems, it is shown that the demands of the theories of relativity make (...)
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  19. Patrick H. Byrne (1980). The Significance of Einstein's Use of the History of Science. Dialectica 34 (4):263-276.
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