Fragments on Assent
Author: Lonergan, B.
This document contains fragments from a lengthy essay on assent that Lonergan wrote in the 1930s. It would seem the essay did not survive in its entirety, but pages from it were used by Lonergan as wrappers for other items. These have been assembled into one document and retyped by Robert Doran. The extent pages are 7, 8, 8 verso, 9, 13, 23, 24, 27, 28, 32, false start of 32, 33, 34, 35, 36. The document seems to end with page 36, and to have been somewhat more than 25,000 words in length. Lonergan speaks of this essay in a letter of January 1935 to Henry Keane (which will appear soon on this website). In the same letter he speaks of an essay of some 30,000 words on Newman. It is not impossible that the two references are to the same essay, but it is more likely that the second is distinct but related to the earlier essay on assent, and that it has not survived in any form.
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