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. 50, No. 2, December

Doubting Castle or the Slough of Despond: Davidson and Schiffer on the Limits of Analysis
I At present there would seem to be two main camps in Anglo American philosophy of language, the split falling out much as Richard Rorty described it in the preface to his 1967 anthology The Linguistic Turn.(1) His editorial policy there was to...
Dynamic Resemblance: Hegel's Early Theory of Ethical Equality
I In the voluminous literature on the young Hegel, it has been generally overlooked that the cornerstone of his early moral theory concerns the possibility of ethical "equality."(1) This project first explicitly emerges in the late 1790s in...
In Memoriam: A.C. Crombie (1915-1996)
Alistair Cameron Crombie, internationally celebrated historian of science, died on February 9, 1996, at 80 years of age. Born in Brisbane, Australia, Crombie took his first degree at the Melbourne University in zoology, then moved to Cambridge University...
Silence Revisited: Taking the Sight out of Auditory Qualities
In the beginning of the thirteenth book of the Odyssey, Homer describes the end of a discourse given by Odysseus stating: He ceas'd; but left so pleasing on their ear His voice, that listening still they seem'd to hear. A pause of silence...
Why Mathematical Solutions of Zeno's Paradoxes Miss the Point: Zeno's One and Many Relation and Parmenides' Prohibition
Mathematical resolutions of Zeno's Paradoxes of motion have been offered on a regular basis since the paradoxes were first formulated. In this paper I will argue that such so-called mathematical solutions miss, and always will miss, the point of Zeno's...