Volume 7, Issue 1, 2016
Patterns of Conscious Intentionality
An Autobiographical Exploration
In this article the author examines some of the insights he acquired from having considered how Lonergan’s notion of conscious intentionality influenced his educational practice both in Canada and Chile over a span of forty years. Given Lonergan’s emphasis on self-appropriation, the author presents his experiential insights from an autobiographical point of view. His experience in this range of activities provides evidence for Lonergan’s affirmation that an understanding of insight as a cognitional activity provides an organizing unity to all fields of human inquiry, including theoretical knowledge and practical intelligence.