The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics (Lonergan Studies)
Patrick H. Byrne (Author)
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In The Ethics of Discernment, Patrick H. Byrne presents an approach to ethics that builds upon the cognitional theory and the philosophical method of self-appropriation that Bernard Lonergan introduced in his book Insight, as well as upon Lonergan's later writing on ethics and values. Extending Lonergan's method into the realm of ethics, Byrne argues that we can use self-appropriation to come to objective judgements of value. The Ethics of Discernment is an introspective analysis of that process, in which sustained ethical inquiry and attentiveness to feelings as "intentions of value" leads to a rich conception of the good. Written both for those with an interest in Lonergan's philosophy and for those interested in theories of ethics who have only a limited knowledge of Lonergan's work, Byrne's book is the first detailed exposition of an ethical theory based on Lonergan's philosophical method.
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About the Author
Patrick H. Byrne is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College.
- Contributor: Patrick H. Byrne
- Imprint: University of Toronto Press
- ISBN13: 9781487522230
- Number of Pages: 526
- Packaged Dimensions: 155x234x38mm
- Packaged Weight: 820
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Release Date: 2017-03-17
- Series: Lonergan Studies
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Patrick H. Byrne is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College.