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. 48, No. 3, March

Common Sources for the Semiotic of Charles Peirce and John Poinsot
The prevalence today of "semiotics" as the preferred linguistic form for designating the study of signs in its various aspects already conceals a history, a story of the ways in which, layer by layer, the temporal achievement we call human understanding...
Semantic Realism
Michael Devitt has argued that Michael Dummett unsuccessfully attacks realism because Dummett does not address the traditional, and perhaps more interesting, doctrines that have been called by the name "realism." Dummett, will balk at the charge that...
Some Peculiarities about Musical Aesthetic Qualities
Intuitively, we recognize at least two broad ways in which we talk about musical performances. On the one hand, we talk about them as (1) lasting twenty minutes, (2) having a tempo of 120 quarter notes per minute, (3) being a string quartet, (4) loud...
"Unwritten Teachings" in the 'Parmenides.' (Plato's Work)
The project of this essay is to study the hypotheses of the Parmenides for evidence of "the so-called unwritten teachings" ([Greek Text Omitted]) that Aristotle ascribes to Plato in A6 of the Metaphysics.(1) At first hearing, this must sound both paradoxical...
Wittgenstein, the Self, and Ethics
I When Wittgenstein's Tractatus was published it was generally identified first with Russell's logical atomism, and later with the logical positivism of the Vienna Circle. However, Wittgenstein himself claimed the work had an ethical purpose. In what...