Sep 18-20, 2009
Lonergan on the Edge
Marquette University

In 2006 Dorothy Cummings and Christiaan Jacobs-Vandegeer, then graduate students at Regis College, Toronto, organized a conference at which the speakers would be people interested in and influenced by Bernard Lonergan who were not college or university professors, and so who did not usually get a chance to speak publicly about their interests or about Lonergan’s influence on their work and lives. The conference was an immense success. During the 2008-2009 academic year, graduate students at Marquette University, who had heard about the original event, decided not only to sponsor a second ‘Lonergan on the Edge’ conference but also to see whether this could become an annual event at the University. The students formed their own official student group, The Lonergan Society at Marquette University, and put out a call for papers among graduate students in North America interested in Lonergan. They also invited Greg Lauzon, a principal force in the dissemination of Lonergan’s work who had spoken at the original conference, to present one of the papers. Again, the conference was an enormous success, and the Lonergan Society at Marquette University hopes to make this an annual event.

To date, nine of the participants in the conference have agreed to allow all or part of their contributions to be uploaded to the website www.lonerganresource.com. Other contributions to the conference will eventually appear on the site. A schedule of all the papers delivered in the conference appears below. An asterisk appears before those contributions which appear on the site.

Lonergan on the Edge

A Graduate Student Conference
Inspired by the Thought of Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J.

Marquette University
Raynor Conference Center
September 18-20, 2009

Sponsored by The Lonergan Society at Marquette University


Friday, September 18, 2009

6:30 Opening Remarks Jeremy W. Blackwood
President, LSMU

Dr. James South
Chair, MU Philosophy Department

Dr. Robert M. Doran, S.J.
Speaking for Dr. Susan Wood, Chair, MU Theology Department, and introducing Greg Lauzon

* 7:00 Lamenting at the Abattoir: Meditations through Rhythm
Greg Lauzon
Lonergan Project, Marquette University

Saturday, September 19, 2009

* 10:15 Lonergan and the Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Thomas Cappelli
Loyola Marymount University

* 10:55 Bernard Lonergan and Thomas Kuhn: The Advance of Knowledge
Christopher Krall, S.J.
University of Toronto

11:35 Lonergan and the Break from Mythic Consciousness: The Position of the Muse and the Emergence of Responsibility
Andrew Barrette
Loyola Marymount University

*1:15 Ethics, Emergent Probability, and Freedom
Jen Kendall
Marquette University

1:55 Lonergan and Kant: A Dialectic of the Human Good
Paul Camacho
Villanova University

*2:55 Earth and Residue
Clayton Shoppa
The New School for Social Research

* 3:35 Understanding Insight and Attending to Experience: A Dialectical Examination of Two Articles
by Frederick E. Crowe
Eric Morelli
Emory University

4:35 On the Metaphysical Background of Lonergan's Shift to Interiority
David Zinn
Loyola Marymount University

Sunday, September 20, 2009

*10:15 The Dynamic Structure of Human Knowing in the Theandric Person of Christ According to St. Thomas Aquinas and Bernard J.F. Lonergan
Gregorio Montejo
Marquette University

10:55 Lonergan’s Method and the Rule of St. Benedict
Paul Monson
Marquette University

* 11:35 Edith Stein’s Contribution to Lonergan’s Account of Individual Bias
Kirstin Carlson
Marquette University

1:15 Lonergan and Jus Pos Bellum
Byron B. George
Boston College

*1:55 Understanding of the Preferential Option for the Poor within Bernard Lonergan’s Historical-Theological Framework
Rohan Curnow
Regis College

2:35 Lonergan and Metz in Dialectical Conversation Jeremy Blackwood & David Horstkoetter
Marquette University

Available contributions from this conference:
  1. Greg Lauzon, Lamenting at the Abattoir: Meditations through Rhythm
  2. Thomas Cappelli, Lonergan’s Savant
  3. Christopher Krall, S.J., Bernard Lonergan and Thomas Kuhn: The Advance of Knowledge
  4. Jen Kendall, Ethics, Emergent Probability, and Freedom
  5. Clayton Shoppa, Earth and Residue
  6. Eric Morelli, Understanding Insight and Attending to Experience: A Dialectical Examination of Two Articles by Frederick E. Crowe
  7. Gregorio Montejo, The Dynamic Structure of Human Knowing in the Theandric Person of Christ According to St. Thomas Aquinas and Bernard J.F. Lonergan
  8. Kirstin Carlson, Edith Stein’s Contribution to Lonergan’s Account of Individual Bias
  9. Rohan Curnow, Understanding of the Preferential Option for the Poor within Bernard Lonergan’s Historical-Theological Framework
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