Few theologians in history have matched Bernard Lonergan's range of learning. Fewer still have written on the "dismal science" of economics. Rooted so solidly in the concerns of this world, economics is not a discipline we associate with the more rarified pursuit of theology. In this long-awaited volume, Lonergan demonstrates the short-sightedness of this view.
This companion volume to For A New Political Economy (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Volume 21) continues the work of bringing together the various elements of Lonergan's economic thought. His economic writings span forty years and represent one of the most important intellectual achievements of the twentieth century. They have previously been inaccessible outside of the Lonergan research community as the majority of them have not been formally published, and exist only as a group of unfinished essays and material for courses on economics taught by Lonergan.
Lonergan's economic ideas track a different line of thought from that taken by contemporary economists.
Macroeconomic Dynamics: An Essay in Circulation Analysis represents the economic thought of Lonergan at the end of his career. His analysis, while taking a fresh look at fundamental variables, breaks from centralist theory and practice towards a radically democratic perspective on surplus income and non-political control, and explores more fully the ideas introduced in For a New Political Economy.
This work will be read not only by economists but also by liberation theologians, political theologians, and others inside and outside of religious organizations interested in social justice issues and alternative approaches to economics.
Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), a professor of theology, taught at Regis College, Harvard University, and Boston College. An established author known for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan received numerous honorary doctorates, was a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1971 and was named as an original members of the International Theological Commission by Pope Paul VI.
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Patrick H. Byrne is in the Department of Philosophy at Boston College.
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Descrizione libro Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. 8 vo. Soft cover. No dust jacket. lxxiv, 228 pages including glossary of symbols and index. In white card wrappers with black and gilt lettering to front. Minor wear only with uncreased spine strip. Firm binding. Clean internally. Overall, a very good copy appearing as new. A second copy of similar quality also available. Seller info: Philosophy F-L, box #2. Seller info: Philosophy L-Z. Codice libro della libreria 001507844