The dynamic structure of human knowing intends being. That intention ... is the originating drive of human knowing. Consciously, intelligently, rationally it goes beyond: beyond data to intelligibility; beyond intelligibility to truth and through truth to being; and beyond known truth and being to the truth and being still to be known. But though it goes beyond, it does not leave behind. It goes beyond to add and, when it has added, it unites.
Lonergan, Bernard J., "Cognitional structure" (1964). Library Publications. 157.