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Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Volume 3 (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan)

Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Volume 3 (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780802034557
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Release Date: Apr 06, 1992
  • Edition: 5th
  • Pages: 810 pages
  • Dimensions: 2.40 x 9.24 x 6.05 inches


Insight is Bernard Lonergan's masterwork. It aim is nothing less than insight into insight itself, a comprehensive view of knowledge and understanding, and to state what one needs to understand and how one proceeds to understand it.

In Lonergan's own words: 'Thoroughly understand what it is to understand, and not only will you understand the broad lines of all there is to be understood but also you will possess a fixed base, and invariant pattern, opening upon all further developments of understanding.'

The editors of the Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan have established the definitive text for Insight after examining all the variant forms in Lonergan's manuscripts and papers. The volume includes introductory material and annotation to enable the reader to appreciate more fully this challenging work.

Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), a professor of theology, taught at Regis College, Harvard University, and Boston College. An established author known for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan received numerous honorary doctorates, was a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1971 and was named as an original members of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.

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