Horizon and Dread
Sku: 11900A0E050
Archival Number: CD/mp3 119
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English
Decade: 1950

CD/mp3 119, the second part of the fourth lecture on existentialism. Corresponds to CWL 18, pp. 284-97 and 358-60. Sponsored by Thomas J. Farrell. As though anticipating the fate of his own work, Lonergan asks, Why does the original philosopher not bring about a universal and permanent difference in the history of philosophy? Why does such a philosopher merely found a school? Why does the school splinter into different factions and become decadent and undergo renewals and revivals? Each person has his or her own concrete synthesis in successful living. To change it is to be converted to a new world. Any such change gives rise to anxiety or dread. Conversion is connected with philosophic development. Are we going to make the change or not? The basic function of philosophy is to clarify what is at stake in such questions and decisions.

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