Table of contents, INSIGHT
Sku: 34700DTE050
Archival Number: A347
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English,
Decade: 1950
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11 unnumbered pages, in blue carbon.  The first two pages contain a listing only of the chapters of INSIGHT.  The next nine contain a breakdown by sections.  Differences from the published version appear in chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 17. Epilogue is not listed.


The book was entitled INSIGHT: An Essay in Aid of Personal Appropriation of One's Own Rational Self-Consciousness.


Chapter 1 is entitled, The Elements of Insight.

Chapter 2, The Heuristic Structure of Empirical Method.

Chapter 15, The Elements of Metaphysics.


In chapter 1:

            Section 2.2 is entitled The Concepts.

            Section 3.4 is entitled Need of a Higher Viewpoint.


            Section 4 is subdivided: 4.1 Surds; 4.2 Non-Countable Infinity; 4.3 Function and Limit; 4.4 Abstraction.


            Section 5 is subdivided: 5.1 Individuality; 5.2 Continuity; 5.3 Place and Time; 5.4 Actual Frequency; 5.5 Significance of the Empirical Residue.


In Chapter 2:

            Section 1 is entitled Mathematical and Scientific Insights, and is subdivided: 1.1 Similarities; 1.2 Dissimilarities.

Section 2 has one further subdivision than published text and a different title for another subdivision:
2.1 An Illustration from Algebra; 2.2 "Nature";
2.3 Classification and Correlation; 2.4 Differential Equations; 2.5 Restricted Invariance; 2.6 Equivalence; 2.7 Summary.

            There is no section entitled 3. Concrete Inferences from Classical Laws, and section 3 is Statistical Heuristic Structures.  Its subdivisions are:
3.1 The Non-systematic; 3.2 Actual Frequency; 3.3 A Generic Notion of Probability; 3.4 Specific Differences; 3.5 Summary.  At the end of the chapter is an Appendix. 


In chapter 3:
Section 1, The Canon of Selection, is subdivided:
1.1 The Restriction to Sensible Data; 1.2 What are Sensible Data? (These subdivisions are given in the published text of chapter 3, but not in the Table of Contents).

Section 6 gives all the subdivisions, including subdivisions within 6.5, the first three of which appear in the published text of chapter 3, but not in the table of contents. 
6.5 The Existence of Statistical Residues;
            6.51 Classical Laws Conditional
            6.52 The Diverging Series of Conditions
            6.53 The Non-Systematic Aggregate of Diverging                                        Series
            6.54 Summary
            6.55 The Possibility of Accurate Prediction
            6.56 The Indeterminacy of the Abstract
            6.57 A Mathematical Analogy
6.6 has some differences, too, including the very listing of the further subdivisions in the table of contents:
6.6 The General Character of Statistical Theories
            6.61 Events
            6.62 Not Processes
            6.63 Only Observable Events
            6.64 Special Not General Relativity
            6.65 Use of Classical Concepts
            6.66 Images and Parsimony
            6.67 A Principle of Uncertainty
6.7 is entitled Indeterminism and the Non-Systematic


In Chapter 4:

Section 3.4, Indeterminism, is further subdivided:
            3.41 Unverifiable Images
            3.42 Indeterminable Data
            3.43 Verifiable Laws

Section 4 is given a title, Conclusion.  In the published text this title appears in the Table of Contents, but not in the chapter.


In chapter 5:

Section 1 is entitled A Problem Peculiar to Physics, and the subdivisions that appear in the chapter in the published text are given here also in table of contents (not so in published text):
            1.1 Invariant and Relative Expressions
            1.2 Their Ground in Abstraction
            1.3 Abstraction in Physics
Section 3.6 is here called The Principle at Issue.

The full title of section 4.3 appears in TOC: Differentiations of the Generic Notion of Measurement. There is added a section 4.4 Summary.


The only differences in chapter 6 are that the words, of Experience, do not appear in the titles of subdivisions 2.2-2.5.


In chapter 10, section 5 is called simply Common Sense, and no subdivisions are listed.


Chapter 11 is entitled simply, Self-Affirmation.  Section 2 is called Empirical, Intelligent, Rational Consciousness.  Section 9 is called Self-Affirmation in the Possibility of any Judgment of Fact.


In chapter 12, section 6 is called Puzzles, and section 7, Other Theories of the Notion.


In chapter 14, section 4.6 is called Scientific Method in Philosophy.


In chapter 15, section 7.1 is called General Notion.


In chapter 17, there is a section 3.9 Conclusion.


In chapter 19, section 4 is called The Preliminaries to Conceiving the Transcendent Idea.

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