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Author Topic: How to make reasonable decisions using different experiences in data collection.  (Read 528 times)

E. Schelb

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I am a dentist in San Antonio Texas and started to dialogue with Fr. C. Janson about Lonergan ; and hope to grow in his understanding of decision making.

It appears Lonergan has a wonderful way to think and make reasonable decisions? He appears to be guided by the scientific method but does not use it's way of data collection or measurement to prove if the hypothesis is true or not?  Especially making moral decisions.

Comparing Scientific Method and GEM
Four levels to make a decision.(How self decides through wonder, care and love.
1.  experience of data (differs here)
2., understanding the data
3.  judgment that one's understanding is correct
4.  and decision to act on the resulting knowledge

The success of the empirical (scientific) methods of the natural sciences to get knowledge...
1. Hypothesis first =>Data Collection => get knowledge +. decide if hypothesis is true or false =>decide if hypothesis is meaningful, valuable and can be used to make a reasonable decision..

The success of INSIGHT or Our self using DATA COLLECTED, but only from consciousness and sense...
1. Hypothesis first => Data collection (from consciousness & sense) => get knowledge => decide if hypothesis is true or false. =>decide if hypothesis is meaningful, valuable and can be used to make a reasonable decision.

Am I beginning to understand Lonergan?