Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Lonergan and foundationalism

In Lonergan's thinking it was when philosophy became abstract, based on 'pure reason in a state of pure nature', that the search for foundations in terms of unassailable premises began.

He, instead, wants philosophy to become concrete and existential. This he expresses in terms of a shift from logic to method, where method is understood not so much as a recipe or a set of rule to be followed by any idiot, but as a thematization and objectification of what is going on when we feel, know, decide, fall in love.

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