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. 49, No. 2, December

How Is Metaphysics as a Science Possible? Kant on the Distinction between Philosophical and Mathematical Method
I METAPHYSICS AS A SCIENCE AND THE ANALYTIC-SYNTHETIC DISTINCTION. In his important study on Kant and the exact sciences, Michael Friedman argues rather convincingly that "much of Kant's philosophical development can be understood, . . . as a...
Metaphor and Heidegger's Kant
Both Paul Ricoeur in The Rule of Metaphor and Carl Hausman in Metaphor and Art draw on Kantian ontology to explain how a metaphor can create new yet appropriate meaning.(1) Hausman, on the one hand, explains new metaphorical meaning by the direct proposal...
Rationalization and Natural Law: Max Weber's and Ernst Troeltsch's Interpretation of the Medieval Doctrine of Natural Law
In Max Weber's And Ernst Troeltsch's interpretation of the religious and social development of Western civilization, the concept of natural law has a pivotal role. Weber's thesis runs as follows: In the reception and transformation of the Stoics's concept...
The Development of Physical Influx in Early Eighteenth-Century Germany: Gottsched, Knutzen, and Crusius
Standard histories of modern philosophy(1) tend to view causality in the following way: After Descartes distinguishes between the mind and the body as two radically different kinds of substance, it becomes problematic as to how such substances could...
The Gifford Lectures and the Scottish Personal Idealists
When Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison(1) and Willam Ritchie Sorley entered Edinburgh University in the 1870s they were among the young Scottish philosophers who came under the influence of British Hegelianism. Idealism was at the time a growing force in...