The Review of Metaphysics

Founded in 1947, the Review of Metaphysics is a quarterly journal published by the Philosophy Education Society of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Its subject matter covers trade, technical and professional publications; philosophy; indexes, abstracts, reports, proceedings and bibliographies. Kenneth Rolling is the managing editor, Dr. Jude P. Dougherty is the editor and Justin West is the book review editor.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, June

Avicenna and Essentialism
I THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN ESSENCE AND EXISTENCE has been taken to be central to Avicenna's metaphysics and ontology of being. Due to the influence that this distinction had on Thomism, and to a lesser extent on Maimonides's work, some Medievalists...
Hegel and the Political Theology of Reconciliation
All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18 The Hegelian philosophy is the last magnificent attempt to restore Christianity by identifying it with the negation...
Hegel's Family Values
Our objectively appointed end and so our ethical duty is to enter into the married state. (1) FEW PHILOSOPHERS, NONE APPROACHING HIS STATURE, would agree with Hegel's claim that we have an ethical duty to marry. (2) More commonly, philosophers sanction...
Spinoza's Possibilities
MORE THAN MOST PHILOSOPHERS, Spinoza needed a coherent and sophisticated set of views on the nature of possibility: many of his most important philosophical positions and arguments depended on it. (1) As one example, take Ethics IP33. This Proposition--among...
The Stoics on Bodies and Incorporeals
IT WAS A WIDESPREAD VIEW IN LATE ANTIQUITY that the Stoics maintained theses contrary to common conceptions--absurd, incomprehensible, or simply false. In other words, the Stoics were generally accused of having been guilty of incongruity, self-contradiction,...