Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Volume 3

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Frederick E. Crowe and Robert M. Doran

© 1992

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.

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  • Series: Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 875 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 2.5in x 9.3in
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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.

Insight: A Study of Human Understanding, Volume 3

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Frederick E. Crowe and Robert M. Doran

© 1992

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 875 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.2in x 2.5in x 9.3in
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    'One of the great philosophical treatises of the century'


    G.F. Davidson
    Studies
  • Author Information

    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 member of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.


    Frederick E. Crowe is a co-founder of the Lonergan Research Institute and a professor emeritus at the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto.



    Robert M. Doran is the Emmett Doerr Chair in Catholic Systematic Theology at Marquette University.