Philosophical Positions with Regard to Knowing, Part 1
Archival Number: CD/mp3 421
Author: Lonergan, B.
CD/mp3 421. The first part of a lecture delivered the Thomas More Institute, Montreal, on 29 September 1964, as the opening lecture in a course entitled ‘Philosophic Positions with Regard to Knowing.’ Corresponds to cwl 6: 214-26. Sponsored by The Danaher Family of Brisbane, Australia. The entire lecture addresses four topics: knowing, knowing knowing, the objectivity of knowing, and knowing and intersubjectivity. The purpose is to point out a series of ambiguities and confusions that can arise with regard to knowing. The section on ‘knowing’ emphasizes that fully human knowing is a set or structure of different activities. The notion of structure is analyzed, and a distinction is made of static, materially dynamic, and formally dynamic structures. Human knowing is dynamic both materially (its parts are operations) and formally (it assembles itself). The relations of the different parts are not relations of similarity. And the structure is not to be understood chronologically. The section on ‘knowing knowing’ speaks of reduplicating the structure: experiencing, understanding, and judging one’s own experiencing, understanding, and judging. Radical revision of the knowing of knowing is judged impossible.
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