This final series of my work - rolling forward in my eightieth year - runs parallel to the sixteen e-seminars that I am conducting (2011 - 2015 ) on http://www.sgeme.org/BlogEngine/archive.aspx
The first 8 seminars deal with the eight specialties of Lonergan, but attending only to the general categories; the second set is to focus on the special categories.
FuSe Zero gives a context, and Fuse 1 and 3 lead to the first e-seminar, on "Functional Research," January 15th - April 15th, 2011.
Essays on that seminar continue to FuSe 10. FuSe 2, on Interpretation, belongs with the problems of the second and third seminars, which will run through May- October 2011.
The reason for this "displaced FuSe 2" is quite simple: the idea of moving beyond the first seminar to 16 seminars did not occur to me initially.
This series is, in a sense, a new beginning. It could well be put in the context of chapter one of my Website book, Method in Theology : Revisions and Implementations.
There, the main point is that we are nudged towards functional collaboration by history, by the story of all arts and sciences and technologies.
But there is the fuller context of meeting that nudge by reaching to specify an effective Cosmopolis.
Cosmopolis was presented as a problem by Lonergan in Insight; functional collaboration was presented by him a dozen years later as a solution, but in a narrow descriptive form.
Our aim is to lift that solution into a global operable form that will slowly stand forth effectively, eventually, in the fourth millennium, to be comfortingly and discomfortingly visible.
"Cosmopolis is above all politics. So far from being rendered superfluous by a successful world government, it would be all the more obviously needed to offset the tendencies of that or any other government to be shortsightedly practical." (Insight, 264).
Cosmopolis is to bring the issue raised by Plato about guardians of Athens to the level of Effective Global Care.
FuSe 0 : A Simple Appeal For Functional Collaboration
FuSe 1 : The Functionally-Specialized Study of Lonergan
FuSe 2 : Pedagogical Struggling with the Second Canon of Hermeneutics
FuSe 3 : Functional Research into Lonerganís Collected Works
FuSe 4 : What is Functional Research?: The Struggle so Far.
FuSe 5 : A Contexting of First Attempts at Functional Research
FuSe 6 : Working Towards a Standard Model
FuSe 7 : The End of Lonerganism: Fuse or Refuse
FuSe 8 : Galactic Functional Research
FuSe 9 : What is Functional Research
FuSe 10 : Contexts of Functional Interpretation
FuSe 11 : Lonerganismís Crippling Difficulties with Interpretation
FuSe 12 : Interpretationís Future and the End of Lonerganism
FuSe 13 : Contexts of Functional History
FuSe 14-A : One Hundred and One Damnations
FuSe 14-B : Some Notes on the Development of Method, Page 250
FuSe 14-C : An Attempt at Communicating History Functionally
FuSe 14-D : Reading For A New Political Economy in Light of Functional History
FuSe 14-E : Calculus Pedagogy in 2011: suffering vascularized off-skin views of minding (An essay toward functional history)
FuSe 15 : The Future of Functional History
FuSe 16 : Contexts of Functional Dialectic
FuSe 17-A : Risking Positioning, Praxipositioning
FuSe 17-AA : A Question: 'How Might I Position Myself?'
FuSe 17-AA-1 : A First Anonymous Position
FuSe 17-AA-2 : A Second Anonymous Positioner
FuSe 17-B : Frank Braio: A Positioning
FuSe 17-D : Risking Positioning
FuSe 17-G : Mi Postura
FuSe 17-H : Dialectics: Establishing a Position
FuSe 17-M : Collaboration
FuSe 17-McS : How Might We Collaborate in 2012?
FuSe 17-Q : Positioning: 'A Crucial Experiment'
FuSe 18 : Ways to get into Functional Collaboration
FuSe 19 : Contexts of Functional Foundations
FuSe 20-A : A Foundational Focus of Seminars 5-8
FuSe 20-Z : Regarding Foundational Issues
FuSe 21 : The Future of Foundations : The Issues
FuSe 22 : The 2012 Crisis of Speaking To the Future
FuSe 31 : Contexts of Functional Christian Research
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