Sku: 48000D0E060
Archival Number: A480 V89
Author: Lonergan, B.
Language(s): English
Decade: 1960
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2 handwritten schematic pp. on relation of perception and judgment, in context of an article by James Collins. Fifth item in Batch V, folder 8, System & History

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Transcription by Robert M. Doran



Does it include or exclude true judgment?

            include; art. in Revue thomiste, cited by J. Collins

            If it excludes, then perception is

                        either A experience & intelligence (without judgment)

                        or B experience without intelligence and without judgment

            If A rudderless cf Scheler

            If B animal

Obj: does not include intelligence or judgment

            but it does include α Scotus and Ockham’s

                        intellectual intuition of existing and present qua existing and present

                                           β or some less clear-headed equivalent.


Resp: such an intuition α does not exist,

                                      β is superfluous,

                                      γ is merely a necessary conclusion

                                                from fact of knowledge

                                                and refusal to consider facts of knowledge


Obj: (exp and insight) qua true though not reflectively known to be true

Resp: = essentialism

             judgment as not constitutive element in knowledge


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If perception is supposed to include true judgment

            does the word ‘perception’ add anything to the

            properties of this totality of true judgments?


If it adds nothing, then my position.

If it adds the reference to a real object

            it expresses the conviction that knowing is

               not essentially = perfection

               not radically an identity in act of knower and known

               but essentially a duality of knower and known.


Then    (1) Neoplatonist vs. Arist

            (2) Aq. I, 14, 2

            (3) Scotus – formal distinction

            (4) Deduction of Verbum divinum (Günther, Rosmini)

Dices ratione in Deo distinguuntur Deus cognoscens et Deus cognitus

            ratione vera N, falsa C