Lonergan’s Theory of Historiography and His Metaphysical Presuppositions

Giuseppe Guglielmi

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This article focuses on the importance that Lonergan attributes to historical knowledge (historiography). After having traced the cultural and ecclesial climate that led him to take an interest in the question, this text presents the ambitious project by Lonergan denominated “transcendental method” and of the “functional specializations” in which he articulates this method. Then it analyses the functional specialty “History” and the various related themes: the presuppositions of his theory of historiography, historical objectivity and perspectivism, and the role of values in historical knowledge. In the conclusion, a critical balance is formulated starting from the aspects raised.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/CH/4193

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