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. 65, No. 1, September

Angus Carmichael Kerr-Lawson 1932-2011
Four days before his death on June 20, 2011 the University of Waterloo gave Angus Kerr-Lawson the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus. His distinction was as a philosopher and editor of a journal of philosophy, even though his original appointment...
Doctoral Dissertations
University of Alberta (58) (58) (15) ANDREI BULEANDRA, "The Prescriptivity of Conscious Belief." Adviser: Adam Morton. JOEL BUENTING, "The Erotetic Epistemology: A Primer." Adviser: Adam Morton. Boston College (93) (69) (20) LESLIE...
Faculty Updates
VISITING PROFESSORS FROM ABROAD Remi Brague Universite Pantheon-Sorbonne, Ludwig-Maximilian University Boston College Fall 2011 Asborn Steglich-Petersen Aarhus University, Denmark University of British Columbia Fall 2011 ...
Greek Essence and Islamic Tolerance: Al-Farabi, Al-Ghazali, Ibn Rush'd
THE PERIOD FROM AL-FARABI to Ibn Rush'd is arguably the time of the greatest philosophical debate, ff not achievement, within Islamic thought. Whether Islamic reflection on revealed law can accept the Greek notion of essence is central to this debate...
The Hermeneutic Circle versus Dialogue
AT THE START OF HIS ACCOUNT of hermeneutic experience, Gadamer quotes Heidegger's Being and Time: "Our first, last and constant task is never to allow our fore-having, fore-sight and fore-conception to be presented to us by fancies and popular conceptions,...
The Matter of Events
IN THIS PAPER, I aim to develop a framework for thinking about matters of temporal ontology that enables us to understand a distinction between two categories of time-occupiers; a distinction often characterized as that between processes and accomplishments....
The Nazis and the German Metaphysical Tradition of Voluntarism
GEORGE SANTAYANA, a one-time Harvard professor, possessed an intimate knowledge of German philosophy and wrote a book originally entitled Egotism in Germany (1915). In this work, he expresses concern about some of the trends in German philosophy and...
William James's Pluralism
IN THIS ESSAY I WANT TO EXAMINE William James's pluralism, which, alongside his more well known doctrines of pragmatism and radical empiricism, came to dominate his philosophical outlook from roughly the mid-1890s until the end of his life. More exactly,...