Doctrinal Pluralism version
Archival Number: A761
Author: Lonergan, B.
Description: Database and descriptions © Copyright 2017 by Robert M. Doran
A 39-page typescript of `Doctrinal Pluralism' With corrections, deletions, etc.
Differences from Marquette published text follow. PT 1, no. 9 (`The Permanence and Historicity of Dogma') is in ts `The Immutability and Historicity of Dogma.' No. 11 in pt (`The Permanence of Dogma and Demythologization') is not in ts. P. 4 in pt: ts has (correctly) comma after `older.' Pt 6, l. 14: ts adds a sentence after `... differ.' `He refuses to grant that human concepts resemble Plato's immutble forms.' Pt 7, l. - 8: pt leaves out some words: `... the more they can learn from previous mistakes, and the more they will keep changing their situation and so necessitating ...' p. 10, - 3: ts does not have the footnote index. p. 11, - 12: ts--`It remains that it was true in its original context, that that truth can be reformulated in the present context, and that sound exegetical and historical procedures can reconstitute the original context.' P. 8 missing in this ts, but is in A763. p. 13, 6: ts--`in his own wisdom'. P. 14, - 10 to end of par: ts--`By that intending man is immediately related to the objects in the world mediated by meaning; answers only mediately are related to such objects, i.e., only inasmuch as they are answers to questions. On this showing the tendency to an empiricism arises when one applies the criteria of the world of immediacy to activities with respect to the world mediated by meaning. The tendency to idealism accepts the empiricist notion of reality, insists that human cognitional activity consists in raising and answering questions, mistakenly grants that such activity is concerned with merely ideal objects. Finally, a critical realism asserts that adult human knowledge of reality is a matter not solely of experiencing but of experiencing, understanding, and judging.' An earlier half-page (9) has an earlier attempt at the paragraph `Such inadvertence' beginning on pt p. 13: `Such inadvertence seems to be the root of the enormous confusion that obtains with regard to the term, object. In the world of immediacy the only objects are objects of experience, where "experience" is understood in the narrow sense and means either the outer experience of sense or the inner experience of consciousness. But in the world mediated by meaning objects are what are intended in questions and known by correct answers. The archetypal confusion of these two quite distinct meanings is to be found in the first sentence of the Transcendental Aesthetic in the Critique of Pure Reason. There one learns that the only way in which objects are immediately known is by Anschauung, i.e., by sensitive intuition. From this assumption there follows the later claim that the categories of the understanding only mediately apply to objects, i.e., only inasmuch as they are applied to sensible data, and that the ideas of reason refer to objects only by the double mediation of understanding and sense.' P. 15, par `Its origins' is in ts part of previous par. P. 18, - 5: a slight, negligible difference in ts. Pt 21, 1: ts has 3 differentiations, omitting scholarly (yet previous p. did have a para. on scholarly). In fact, this entire para. is quite different. But there is a second p. 13 that corresponds more to pt, though still with minor differences. (The first is worth quoting in a note in CWL.) Pt 22, 10: ts has `divers.' Pt 24, - 7: ts has `mentioned only and incidentally' with `and incidentally' crossed out. Pt 25, 8: ts does not have `new.' Pt 26, par. `Turning to' is slightly different in ts. Pt 27, 1: place of fn index is different in ts. Pt 30, - 10: ts (correctly) has comma after `solutions'. Pt 37-8: The par. `Unauthenticity' is different from what is in ts. So too, slight differences in the par. `Quite' (38-9). Section 7 is quite different from the same as in ts. Sec. 8 (pt 48) title originally had `expanding' for `ongoing.' Pt 50: par. `Twenty-one' is in ts part of preceding. Pt 52, - 8: ts correctly has comma after `incomprehension.' Pt 53, par. `There exists' is different in ts: `Such pluralism is a stubborn fact. Those that understand are far outnumbered by those that do not, and the majority has no intention of learning from the minority. The classicist can rightly argue that classical culture is morally superior to its modern successor. Undifferentiated consciousness has no notion of what is meant by differentiated consciousness, and it will have no notion of it until it ceases to be undifferentiated and becomes differentiated; indeed, it will have no adequate notion until it attains the fourfold differentiation. Finally, the unconverted or partially converted can appeal to the parable of the cockle (Mt 13, 24-30) and that appeal can more readily be granted if they do not insist on governing the church or teaching in it.' Sec. 9 is quite different in ts. First two pars. of sec. 10 not in ts. Pt 58, - 2 should probably read `the function of bearing witness.' Pt 59, par `Such variation': from here to end not in ts. Ts has two short pars. ending the paper."
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