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DiSanto, Ronald L.

Works: 3 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 892 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: CT275.P648, 917.30492
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Most widely held works by Ronald L DiSanto
Guidebook to Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Ronald L DiSanto( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was first published in 1974, it caused a literary sensation. An entire generation was profoundly affected by the story of the narrator, his son, Chris, and their month-long motorcycle odyssey from Minnesota to California. A combination of philosophical speculation and psychological tension, the book is a complex story of relationships, values, madness, and, eventually, enlightenment. Ronald DiSanto and Thomas Steele have spent years investigating the background and underlying symbolism of Pirsig's work. Together, and with the approval of Robert Pirsig, they have written a fascinating reference/companion to the original. This guidebook serves as a metaphorical backpack of supplies for the reader's journey through the original work. With the background material, insights, and perspectives the authors provide, it has become required reading for new fans of the book as well as those who have returned to it over the years
Complete intelligibility : a study of Bernard Lonergan's argument for the existence of God by Ronald L DiSanto( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete Intelligibility: A Study of Bernard Lonergan's Argument for the Existence of God by Ronald L DiSanto( )

1 edition published in 1975 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<p>As the title (Complete Intelligibility: A Study of Bernard Lonergan's Argument for the Existence of God) suggests, the focus of this dissertation is an argument. The argument runs: If the real is completely intelligible, God exists; but the real is completely intelligible, therefore, God exists. This argument is studied and discussed in two ways: expositionally and critically.</p> <p>In the expositional part, I seek to explain the argument in such a way that, on the one hand, the reader unfamiliar with Lonergan's thought may become apprised of its main lines and, on the other, the reader familiar with Lonergan's thought may see more clearly how the argument is continuous with other parts of Lonergan's thought, notably with his cognitional theory. It becomes clear in the expositional part, for example, that Lonergan's conception of complete intelligibility as an unrestricted act of understanding (which, on analysis, has the properties of what is meant by the name "God") is closely related to what Lonergan sees at the heart of human knowing, viz. a pure, unrestricted desire to know.</p> <p>In the critical part, I submit each premise of the argument, as well as the concept of God which emerges from the major premise, to a dialectical scrutiny. That is to say, on the one hand I determine and represent the major types of challenges to which the premise or concept is susceptible and, on the other, I draw on the resources of Lonergan's thought to offer a Lonerganian response. In so doing I beiieve that I not only test the argument in a way that it has not been tested but I also single out points of departure for ongoing critical inquiries and I provide the wherewithal for at at least a provisional personal judgment. One such judgment is given in the concluding chapter. In it I express qualified approval of the argument.</p> <p>Lonergan's argument is transcendental, in the sense that its affirmations are uItimately based on notions discernible in the data of consciousnes
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Guidebook to Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance
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