Elizabeth A. Murray

Professor of Philosophy
Director, Graduate Program in Philosophy (on sabbatical)

Elizabeth MurrayPh.D., University of Toronto, 1981

Specialties: Lonergan, Kierkegaard, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Existential Phenomenology, Ethics

Current Projects: Intellectual conversion in Lonergan, Self-consciousness in Sartre and Lonergan, Fundmental moods in Kierkegaard and Heidegger, the Freudian censor.

Selected Publications:


The Lonergan Reader, ed. with Mark D. Morelli (University of Toronto Press, 19970.

Bernard Lonergan, Understanding and Being: The Halifax Lectures on Insight, in The Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, Vol. V. Edited with Mark D. Morelli (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1990).

Anxiety: A Study of the Affectivity of Moral Consciousness (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1986).

Articles and Chapters in Books:

"Lonergan and the Key to Philosophy," in Finding God in All Things: Celebrating Bernard Lonergan, John Courtney Murray and Karl Rahner, Mark Bosco and David Stagaman, eds. (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007): 52-70.

"Joyful Sorrow," Lonergan Workshop, Vol. 19, ed. Fred Lawrence (Boston: Lonergan Institute at Boston College, 2006): 225-234.

"The Unity of the Self as Given," Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, Vol. 22: 93-104.

"On Merold Westphal's Becoming a Self: A Reading of Kierkegaard's Concluding Unscientific Postscript," IPQ, Vol. XL, No. 4 (Dec. 2000): 497-505.

"Oversight of Insight and the Critique of the Metaphysics of Presence," Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, Vol. 18 (2000): 1-15.

"The Duality in Sartre's Account of Reflective Consciousness," in French Existentialism: Consciousness, Ethics and Relations with Others, ed. James Giles (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 1999): 19-32.

"Ressentiment and Rationality," Paideia Project On-Line, Paideia Archive, 20th World Congress of Philosophy, August 1998.

"Ressentiment and Redemption," Lonergan Workshop Journal, Vol. 14, ed. Fred Lawrence (Boston: Lonergan Institute at Boston College, 1998): 197-228.

"Reflections on the Appropriation of Moral Consciousness," Lonergan Workshop, Vol. 13, ed. Fred Lawrence (Boston: Lonergan Institute at Boston College, 1997): 161-188.

"The Existence of the Self Before God in Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death," The Heythrop Journal, Vol. 36 (1995): 15-36.

"Post-Hegelian Elements in Lonergan's Philosophy of Religion," Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, Vol. 12 (1994): 215-238.

"Women's Intuition: A Lonerganian Analysis," Lonergan and Feminism, ed. Cynthia Crysdale (Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 1994): 72-87.

Contact Information:

Office Phone: 310.338.7703
Fax: 310.338.5997
Email: emurray@lmu.edu