Lonergan Philosophical Society

Lonergan Center photo of Bernard Lonergan

The objectives of the Lonergan Philosophical Society are to foster and encourage open exploration of the philosophic significance of Bernard Lonergan's thought, both as a primary focus of investigation and in relation to other currents of thought; to promote scholarly fellowship through activities such as meetings, conferences, colloquia, publications, and other exchanges; and to cooperate with the work of the Los Angeles Lonergan Center, the West Coast Methods Institute (WCMI), the Lonergan Research Institute in Toronto, the Boston Lonergan Workshop, and other philosophic and academic societies. LPS meets annually in conjunction with the American Catholic Philosophical Association. The inaugural meeting of LPS was held in March, 1994, at the ACPA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Executive Committee and Board of Directors

  • Founder and President: Prof. Elizabeth A. Murray, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Prof. Mark Doorley, Villanova University
  • Prof. Patrick Byrne, Department of Philosophy, Boston College
  • Prof. Glenn (Chip) Hughes, St. Mary's University
  • Prof. James Marsh, Fordham University
  • Prof. Mark D. Morelli, Loyola Marymount University


Annual Dues: $10.00 US. Members receive advance copies of papers presented at LPS meetings as well as annual announcements of calls for papers. Dues cover the cost of duplication and mailing. To become a member of LPS, send a check or money order in US funds to: Prof. Mark Doorley, LPS Treasurer, Department of Philosophy, St. Augustine Center, Room 481, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19805.