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Author Helminiak, Daniel A., author.

Title Brain, consciousness, and God : a Lonerganian integration / Daniel A. Helminiak
Published Albany, New York : State University of New York Press, [2015]


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Contents Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1. Mystical, Religious-or Transcendent-Experiences; 1.2. Consciousness of Consciousness, Not Experience of God; 1.3. An Interdisciplinary Study; 1.4. Reliance on a Coherent and Consistent Epistemology: Lonergan; 1.5. Broader Issues of Interdisciplinary Studies; 1.6. Attention to Major Thinkers in Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies; 1.7. Attention to Intelligence, Not Merely to Logic; 1.8. An Interrelated and Unfolding Presentation; 1.9. The Centrality of Consciousness; Chapter 2: Epistemology A Portentous Prolegomenon
2.1. Lonergan's Cognitive Theory and Epistemology2.1.1. Evidence on the Mind; 2.1.2. Argument for a Genuine Science of Consciousness: Penrose; 2.1.3. Argument for a Genuine Science of Consciousness: Chalmers; 2.1.4. Argument Against a Genuine Science of Consciousness: Dennett; 2.1.5. The Makings of a Science of Consciousness; 2.1.6. Lonergan's Theory of Human Knowing; 2.2. The Empirical Level of Knowing: Experience; 2.2.1. Experience and the Initial Givens or Data; 2.2.2. Knowledge Equated with Experience: Commonsense Realism: Wilber; 2.2.3. Another Example of Commonsense Realism: Searle
2.2.4. Yet Another Example of Commonsense Realism: Chalmers2.2.5. Two Kinds of Knowing: Sensate and Intellectual; 2.2.6. A Brief History of Western Epistemology; 2.2.7. Kant's Solution and its Problem; 2.2.8. Idealism: Halfway From Materialism to Critical Realism; 2.2.9. Lonergan's Solution to Kant's Problem; 2.2.10. Summary About Experience; 2.3. The Intellectual Level of Knowing: Understanding; 2.3.1. The Occurrence and Effect of Insight; 2.3.2. The Meaning of Meaning; 2.3.3. The Unitive Nature of Insight; 2.3.4. The Intelligible Nature of Being
2.3.5. Tentative Explanation Versus Secure Matters of Fact2.3.6. The Flaw in the Conceivability Argument in Consciousness Studies; 2.3.7. Summary About Understanding; 2.4. The Rational Level of Knowing: Judgment of Fact; 2.4.1. The Absoluteness of a Judgment of Fact; 2.4.2. The Subjective and Objective Dimensions of Knowledge of Being; 2.4.3. The Need for Reflexive Consistency in a Theory of Knowledge; 2.5. The Scientific Affinity and Status of This Epistemology; 2.6. The Accuracy of Human Knowing and the Transcendental Precepts; 2.6.1. The Precarious Nature of All Human Knowing
2.6.2. The Inherent Subjective Requirements of Human Knowing2.6.3. The Criteria of Genuine or Authentic Humanity; 2.7. Transcendental Method; 2.7.1. The Inherent Workings of the Human Knowing Process; 2.7.2. The Invulnerability of This Epistemology; 2.8. Different Kinds of Realities, Including the Spiritual; 2.8.1. Equally Real Material and Spiritual Entities; 2.8.2. The Meaningful-Spiritual-Dimension of Material Things; 2.8.3. Ontological Pluralism: Different Kinds of Being; 2.9. The Challenge of Lonergan's Breakthrough
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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SUBJECT Lonergan, Bernard J. F. -- Criticism and interpretation
Lonergan, Bernard J. F. fast (OCoLC)fst00047013
Subject Cognitive neuroscience.
Spirituality -- Physiological aspects
Brain -- Miscellanea
Psychology, Religious.
psychology of religion.
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Cognitive neuroscience.
Psychology, Religious.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781438457161