Insight and Analysis: Essays in Applying Lonergan's Thought
By: Andrew Beards (author)Paperback
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Insight and Analysis applies Bernard Lonergan's thought to current issues in philosophy and in moral and other areas of theology. The common theme of the book is seen in the thread running through the chapters: a dialogue and critical comparison and contrast between Lonergan's thought and various key interlocutors in philosophy and theology. The title of this book, Insight and Analysis, suggestsits main focus - Lonergan and analytical philosophy - but also references one of Lonergan's most influential works: Insight: A Study of Human Understanding. The chapters which explorethe implications of Lonergan's thought for current work in analytical philosophy include discussions of Dummett, Wittgenstein, Searle, MacIntyre, Mackie, and Hintikka. However, Andrew Beards also brings Lonergan into dialogue with the continental tradition, with an extensive chapter on Badiou. Chapters on fundamental moral theology, Rahner's philosophy, and interculturality and the writings of (the then) Cardinal Ratzinger indicate the importance of Lonergan as a philosophical theologian. Insight and Analysispresents a wide-rangingreassessment of the impact and application of Lonergan's thought.
Andrew Beards is Reader in Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Programme at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Objectivity and Historical Understanding (Ashgate, 1997) and Method in Metaphysics: Lonergan and the Future of Analytical Philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2008).
Preface; Part 1. Knowing and Consciousness; 1. Self-refutation and Self-knowledge; 2. John Searle and Human Consciousness; 3. Maclntyre, Critical Realism and Animal Consciousness; Part 2. Philosophy of Language; 4. Obersicht as Oversight: Problems in Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy; 5. Anti-Realism and Critical Realism: Dummett and Lonergan; Part 3. Continental Thought; 6. Badiou's Metaphysical Basis for Ethics; Part 4. Ethics; 7. Moral Conversion and Problems in Proportionalism; Part 5. Philosophy and Theology; 8. Christianity, Interculturality and Salvation; 9. Rahner's Philosophy: A Lonerganian critique; Concluding Remarks.
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