Lonergan's early development in ethics: a study of archives notes on general ethics (a metaphysics of customs)

Bruce, Jonah Anthony Andrew (2016) Lonergan's early development in ethics: a study of archives notes on general ethics (a metaphysics of customs). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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In 1940, Bernard Lonergan was forced to flee Rome quickly. He took a few pages of an essay on Newman, seven essays and sketches later found in File 713, a set of handwritten notes on his reading of Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Customs, and a set of hand written sketches titled “General Ethic [Metaphysics of Customs].” These sketches have gone relatively untouched within the body of existing scholarship on Lonergan. First, this project establishes the significance of these sketches, dates their composition, and discusses a context for understanding their relevance. Secondly, using the functional specialization of research, it provides preliminary research notes that will aid in a future interpretation of the text. Thirdly, it establishes the sketches as an early outline of Lonergan’s understanding of the metaphysic of ethics found in chapter 18 of Insight. The project highlights connections between the sketches and Lonergan’s thoughts on Kant, the dialectic of history, and Ethics.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12441
Item ID: 12441
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references.
Keywords: Lonergan, Metaphysic, Functional Specialization
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: October 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Lonergan, Bernard J. F.--Criticism and interpretation; Metaphysics; Ethics; Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804.Grundlegung zur Metaphysik der Sitten

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