Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan

Michael H. McCarthy, professor emeritus of philosophy at Vassar College, has published a new book titled Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan. McCarthy has carefully studied the writings of Bernard Lonergan (Canadian philosopher-theologian, 1904–1984) for over fifty years. In his 1989 book, The Crisis of Philosophy, McCarthy argued for the superiority of Lonergan’s distinctive philosophical project to those of his analytic and phenomenological rivals. Now in Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, he develops and expands his earlier argument with four new essays, designed to show Lonergan’s exceptional relevance to the cultural situation of late modernity.

“Michael McCarthy’s book is a masterpiece of cultural synthesis and interpretation. I know of no other recent books on the same or similar topic to which Authenticity as Self-Transcendence can be compared. It is definitely unique. It will interest students and teachers of modern philosophy, theology, and history. It will be a fine classroom text, especially in courses on history and culture, politics, and religion, as well as specifically Catholic thought.” —Richard Liddy, University Professor of Catholic Thought and Culture at Seton Hall University


TitleAuthenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard LonerganAuthorMichael H. McCarthyPublisherUniversity of Notre Dame PressCopyright2015Linkwww.amazon.com