Understanding and Being lecture 3:1
Sku: 13900A0E050
Archival Number: CD/mp3 139
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English
Decade: 1950


CD/mp3 139, first part of third Halifax lecture on Insight. Corresponds to CWL 5: 59-72. Sponsored by Mary Kierans, in the name of Hugh Kierans. The point of the present day's lectures is to bring to explicit consciousness the dynamic aspect of the process of knowing. The first lecture begins with a discussion of the similarities and differences between scientific and mathematical understanding. The dynamic process as brought to explicit consciousness is a heuristic structure. The pursuit of knowledge is the pursuit of an unknown. We can make the cognitional elements explicit in their dynamic aspect, and so make them more precise. 'Nature' in science is the name of the unknown towards which inquiry is heading. Similars are similarly understood.

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