Bernard lonergan e a probabilidade emergente

Translated title of the contribution: Bernard lonergan and the emerging probability

Mendo Castro Henriques*

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In Insight, an essay on human understanding, (1957, 1st edition) Lonergan presents a heuristic model of emerging probability in order to define, explain and extract norms from the dynamism common to all nature, including human nature, a dynamism that mirrors the reality of intellection. Continuity between different levels of nature discloses a directed, upward, but indeterminate dynamism of the emerging generalized probability. In addition to the ethical consequences that he elaborates, Lonergan remains in an open hermeneutic framework, beyond being proportionate to discursive reason; he opens the way for a surprising final manifestation of this universal dynamism through what he calls transcendent conjugated forms of generalized probability emerging – faith, hope and charity – that are proposed to human freedom.
Translated title of the contributionBernard lonergan and the emerging probability
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)1727-1742
Number of pages16
JournalRevista Portuguesa de Filosofia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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