As he became aware of "knowing," he realized that it just meant repeating something like robots from a textbook when talking and meeting with other professors. Something was missing; something that Lonergan figured out was "insight," "the notion of development and the personal dimensions of understanding"(Creamer 53). Lonergan wrote his most well known book, Insight in 1957 which was a study of human understanding and a conquest to "transpose St. Thomas' position to meet the issues of our own day"(Creamer 53). The book is about the intended reader and ways to discover "oneself in oneself." Lonergan wanted to explain how people think and arrive at their conclusions whilst knowing how their methods of reasoning came to those conclusions. He was determined that the ability of individuals to confront and understand themselves is the origin of a more comprehensive knowledge. The truths of the world do not come from... [continues]
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