‘What-To-Do?’: The Heart of Lonergan’s Ethics


  • Philip McShane Mt St. Vincent University


Deliberation, Consent, What Questions, Planning, What-To-Do Questions, Bernard Lonergan


Philip McShane explores the implications of Bernard Lonergan’s compacted account of ‘what questions’ and ‘what-to-do questions’ for understanding deliberation. The essay provides a fascinating and instructive glimpse into McShane’s own long-continued struggle and dialogue with Lonergan’s achievement.

Author Biography

Philip McShane, Mt St. Vincent University

Philip McShane, President of The Society for the Globalization of Effective Means of Evolving (SGEME) is a frequent contributor to JMDA, editor of Bernard Lonergan’s For a New Political Economy and Phenomenology and Logic, and the author of numerous books, most recently Bernard Lonergan: His Life and Leading Ideas (with Pierrot Lambert) and Method in Theology: Revisions and Implementations. His many essay series can be accessed at http://www.philipmcshane.ca