Saturday, October 15, 2011


I began developing this compendium after studying the philosophical aspects of Lonergan's thought under Michael Vertin at the University of Toronto (St. Michael's College) during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 academic years.

While no new chapters or other sections are projected, revisions to the existing text are regularly uploaded.

The compendium is an attempt to distill and, where it seems necessary, refine and build upon all that is distinctively philosophical in the tradition that to my mind most compellingly addresses philosophical issues.  

Philosophical issues, meanwhile, are of course profoundly important because many of them are inescapably relevant to all formal investigative efforts and to all efforts to live well individually and collectively, while the rest are inescapably relevant to an extensive set of formal investigative efforts and to an extensive set of problems that must be met if we are to live well individually and collectively.

Feedback is welcome via email (

Formatting Note: The pagination of the compendium presupposes a title page, a table of contents, and blank transition pages that do not appear in the online version.