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. 51, No. 4, June

Kant's Theory of History and Progress
As he had done with other branches of philosophy, In his theory of history Kant combined various strands of eighteenth-century thought and gave them a new interpretation. A lifelong supporter of the Enlightenment, he nevertheless resisted the uncritical...
Leibniz on the Indefinite as Infinite
I Consider the natural numbers: 1, 2, 3,. ... Unreflectively, we typically take there to be infinitely many natural numbers. If pressed, we might offer something like the following reasoning. If there were only finitely many natural numbers, then...
Plato's 'Parmenides': A Dramatic Reading
Although modern commentators usually describe Plato's Parmenides as a middle to late dialogue, it contains the earliest Socratic conversation recounted in the Platonic corpus.(1) The young philosopher was approximately twenty years old when he encountered...
Pragmatism and Truth: The Comparison Objection to Correspondence
The well-known dictum that truth consists in an "agreement" or "correspondence" of thought with its object ... speedily leads to a hopeless impasse, once the question is raised: How are we to know whether or not our "truth" "corresponds"...
The Anthropology of Aquinas's 'De Ente et Essentia.'
While students of Aquinas's metaphysics have long profited from the De ente et essentia(1) students of his anthropology have turned their attention to his more explicitly psychological texts.(2) Yet the De ente et essentia is not without anthropological...