Do you understand what it means to understand?

 
G.T. Carey
 
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G.T. Carey
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07 February 2005 15:12
 

I would like to invite everyone to, along with Sam's book , read another. I can almost recommend it as a primer. It is called 'Insight: A study of Human understanding' by author Bernard F. Lonergan. I promise to all readers of this book, it will be a journey into the understanding of your understanding and how we 'know' something to be true.  That should be of interest to Theist, Atheist, and Agnostic alike.

 
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07 February 2005 16:30
 

My use of the word ‘primer’ is not really appropriate. As the book is 700+ pages long and the first in a trilogy and it has taken me on average 30 minutes to read and understand a single page. It more correctly should be characterised as a tome!! What I meant by primer was the sense of the meaning of the word ,primer, as introduction to a subject. The subject being ‘understanding of the act of understanding’ and in that sense for me it was/is a primer.