For a New Political Economy: Volume 21

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Philip J. McShane

© 1998

Bernard Lonergan's economic writings span forty years and represent one of the most important intellectual achievements of the twentieth century. Unfortunately they have been inaccessible outside of the Lonergan research community as the majority of them have not been formally published, and exist only as a group of unfinished essays and material for courses on economics taught by Lonergan. The publication of For a New Political Economy, along with its companion volume, Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Essay in Circulation Analysis (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Volume 15), seeks to remedy this by bringing together the various elements of Lonergan's economic thought.

Lonergan's concept of economics differs radically from that of contemporary economists and represent a major paradigm shift. He takes a fresh look at fundamental variables and breaks from centralist theory and practice, offering a uniquely democratic perspective on surplus income and non-political control.

For a New Political Economy is a collection of drafts, notes, and essays written by Lonergan in the 1940s on various aspects of economics. This volume provides the intellectual underpinnings of ideas more fully explored in Macroeconomic Dynamics.

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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.4in x 9.4in
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A collection of drafts, notes, and essays written by Lonergan in the 1940s on various aspects of economics. Lonergan’s concept of economics differs radically from that of contemporary economists and represent a major paradigm shift.

For a New Political Economy: Volume 21

By Bernard Lonergan Edited by Philip J. McShane

© 1998

Bernard Lonergan's economic writings span forty years and represent one of the most important intellectual achievements of the twentieth century. Unfortunately they have been inaccessible outside of the Lonergan research community as the majority of them have not been formally published, and exist only as a group of unfinished essays and material for courses on economics taught by Lonergan. The publication of For a New Political Economy, along with its companion volume, Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Essay in Circulation Analysis (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Volume 15), seeks to remedy this by bringing together the various elements of Lonergan's economic thought.

Lonergan's concept of economics differs radically from that of contemporary economists and represent a major paradigm shift. He takes a fresh look at fundamental variables and breaks from centralist theory and practice, offering a uniquely democratic perspective on surplus income and non-political control.

For a New Political Economy is a collection of drafts, notes, and essays written by Lonergan in the 1940s on various aspects of economics. This volume provides the intellectual underpinnings of ideas more fully explored in Macroeconomic Dynamics.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.4in x 9.4in
  • 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.


    Philip J. McShane is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Mount St Vincent University, Halifax and author of a number of books, including Lonergan's Challenge to the University and the Economy and Economics for Everyone. Das Jus Kapital.