An announcement from Dr. Sherlock:
“This fall I am going to do a reading group where we will read together and discuss one of the greatest works of philosophy in the 20th century: Bernard Lonergan s.j.’s Insight. It’s theme is how you can get from a study of the phenomenology of human knowing to the metaphysics of true understanding. When he was a visiting professor at Harvard I studied with him. On Amazon and Barnes and Nobel the book costs about $30. We will begin meeting the second week of the term. If you are interested email me with the times you are available and I’ll pick a time that works for most people.”
Contact Dr. Sherlock if interested here: Richard.email@example.com
I [Dr. Kleiner now speaking] had some encounters with Lonergan’s legacy while at Boston College. Lonergan was a professor there late in his career and Boston College now houses a large Lonergan Center and hosts annual Lonergan Workshops and is generally the hub of Lonergan work in this country. Though I am no expert on Lonergan, I think Lonergan is one of the most under-read and under-rated philosophers of the last 100-200 years. In addition, Lonergan is not neatly camped with either “analytic” or “continental” philosophy and philosophers are both sides of this “divide” work with Lonergan. So I think there is a lot of potential with him in being a bridge builder as well (appealing to the clarity of the analytics but the profundity of the continentals). So this reading group will be well worth your time.