Critical Realism and the Integration of the Sciences 2
Sku: 25400A0E060
Archival Number: CD/mp3 254
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English,
Decade: 1960

CD/mp3 254, second Dublin lecture on 'Critical Realism and the Integration of the Sciences.' Sponsored by William Bridgeo. Here the experience of insight is placed in an entirely different context, that of cognitional theory rather than that of logic and metaphysics. The topics are structure, cognitional structure, and the structure of objectivity. Structure has to do with partial and complementary parts or functions. Concretely the structure is the whole qua whole, where all the partial and complementary parts are fulfilled. It is relevant not only to ontological analysis but also to cognitional analysis. Cognitional structure is opposed to cognitional atomism. All the operations together constitute an instance of knowing. Lonergan presents his notion of that structure. In it there are no ontological terms. It is rather the basis of a critical metaphysics. Finally, there is discussed the question of the structure of objectivity, where objectivity means three entirely distinct things: experiential objectivity, normative objectivity, and absolute objectivity.

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