Item #1429 Insight; A Study of Human Understanding. Bernard J. F Lonergan.
Insight; A Study of Human Understanding
Insight; A Study of Human Understanding
Insight; A Study of Human Understanding
Insight; A Study of Human Understanding

Insight; A Study of Human Understanding

New and London: Philosophical Library / Darton Longman and Todd, (1973). 12 mo. (7 1/2 inches tall), original black cloth, spine lettered in silver, original dust jacket. Owner signatures to blank flyleaf, light wear and soiling to unclipped dust jacket. Very good indeed. Item #1429

"THINGS MAY NOT CHANGE, BUT MAN'S UNDERSTANDING OF THEM MAY DEVELOP"

Later edition of the Canadian Jesuit's study of human understanding—a landmark of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Complete with the scarce original dust jacket designed by Stein.

Influenced by the "transcendental Thomism" of the French Jesuit Joseph Maréchal, Insight is "one of the classics of recent times" (George F. McLean). Based on a course Lonergan taught in 1945 at the Thomas More Institute in Montreal, this epistemological opus "leads to an appreciation of the act of understanding and thence to metaphysics and ethics. By building upon a considerable variety of literary and scientific experience and profound study of St. Thomas, partially as interpreted by J. Marechal, it encompasses the whole of philosophy" (McLean). The book consists of the Preface (with a brief Note to the Second Edition). Introduction Part I. Insight as Activity, Part II. Insight as Knowledge. Epilogue.

First published in 1957, this is an early printing of the "revised students edition," featuring a smaller format with a detailed Table of Contents and a thorough Index. Contemplating a post-war world, Lonergan "was responding in his own personal way to Leo XIII's desire in Aeternis Patris for a renewed philosophy to help renew the social order" (Robert Royal). Lonergan "continues to have a strong influence within his own order and made a permanent contribution to the overall thinking of the Church as a whole in the modern world" (Robert Royal). Approbations. McLean, An Annotated Bibliography of Philosophy in Catholic Thought, 1900-1964, 59. Royal. A Deeper Vision: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition in the Twentieth Century.

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