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. 52, No. 205, September

Philosophy and Art in Schelling's System Des Transzendentalen Idealismus
In his System des transzendentalen Idealismus, Schelling describes the philosophy of art as the "key stone" of the entire "arch" of the system.(1) The purpose of the following essay is to explore why this is so, why Schelling's idea of philosophy led...
Quest for Transcendence(*)
At mid-century, most philosophical routes to transcendence appeared closed. Philosophers and theologians often cooperated in associating transcendence with dubious metaphysics, the otherworldly and the supernatural. This attitude towards transcendence...
The Individuality of Human Persons: A Study in the Ethical Personalism of Max Scheler
In his deep and significant study of the thought of Max Scheler, Hans Urs yon Balthasar writes that "the realm of the personal was Scheler`s innermost concern, more important to him than anything else, the sanctuary of his thought.(1) This is why Scheler...
Who's Who in Plato's Timaeus-Critias and Why
"One, two, three--but where's the fourth?" When Socrates counts to open the paired dialogues Timaeus-Critias he points to the three who are present, but he points most emphatically to a fourth who is absent--"sick," Timaeus reports. Who are one, two,...