Understanding and Being lecture 6:2
Sku: 14800A0E050
Archival Number: CD/mp3 148
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English
Decade: 1950


CD/mp3 148, second part of sixth Halifax lecture on Insight. Corresponds to CWL 5: 145-55. Sponsored by Daisaku Wada. This process has an unlimited object, in the sense of our desire to know. The traditional name for the object that includes everything about everything is being. Through the immanently produced objects of concepts and judgments we know what is, being. Distributively, we talk about beings; collectively, we talk about the totality of everything that is. Thus, to know is to know being. Being is a final object, in the sense of intellectual (wonder) and rational (critical reflection) finality to the unlimited object, to being. Intelligent and rational finality underpins all activities and contents in our knowing, penetrates them all, and goes beyond them all. This notion is structured. If knowing is experiencing, understanding, and judging, then what one knows will involve a content of experiencing, a content of understanding, and a content of judgment, all combined into a single object. This combination yields potency, form, and act as constituents of a single concrete being. To say that something is a being is also to say that it is intelligible, if being is the object of the verb 'to know.' Intelligible being divides into the formally unconditioned and the virtually unconditioned.

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