Assembling the Science of Interpretation

Philip McShane, William Zanardi

Abstract


“Interpretation is to be scientific.” Those five words of Lonergan weave beautifully into my proposed sublation of Chapter 17 of Insight in the context of an effective engineering of progress that would gently blossom into the strange leap to eschatological neuromolecular reality.2 But here we are not pushing for a grasp of such a millennial-long global venture. We are, rather, trying to get the community around Bernard Lonergan to begin to take his project and his optimism seriously. Our effort is in continuity with two previous Assembly ventures but is quite independent of them: these introductory remarks settle that independence by indicating the basic strategy.

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