Understanding and Being. An Introduction and Companion to Insight

Author: Morelli, Elizabeth
Morelli, Mark
Lonergan, Bernard
An edited version, recreated from tapes and auditors' notes, of the ten lectures the Canadian Jesuit Lonergan delivered on his Insight, with a selection of the auditors' responses.


"As a teacher who frequently devotes portions of courses to the work of Bernard Lonergan, I am delighted at the publication of Lonergan's own lectures on his book, Insight. . . . Elizabeth and Mark Morelli . . . deserve high marks for their careful editing of the lectures, for supplying a detailed index of important words, and for providing a table of correspondences between the ten lectures, on the one hand, and chapters of Insight, on the other. . . . a marvelous aid to anyone seri ously taking up Lonergan's invitation to set forth on the journey of self-appropriation." - Michael Vertin

"Anyone who has tried to incorporate Lonergan into a course has probably come to realize that . . . Insight stands as the dragon at the gate to Lonergan's thought. Elizabeth and Mark Morelli's work . . . provides a welcome resource for thos e who would venture to tame the dragon." - Horizons

". . . an excellent version of the lectures . . . rewritten and not merely transcribed . . . . This book is an answer to the plea from of the reader of Insight, `Would you please say that again!?' . . . will prove most helpful to person s who have read Insight." - Religious Studies Review

". . . useful for senior undergraduates in philosophy courses, especially history of philosophy, and for the graduate student of cognitional theory or contemporary philosophy. For the theologian, there are many insights into interdiscipl inary work as we