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. 4, June

Another God, Chimerae, Goat-Stags, and Man-Lions: A Seventeenth-Century Debate about Impossible Objects
I As is well known, Aristotle in his Metaphysics distinguished being as found in the categories from "accidental being" [Greek Text Omitted] and from being as true [Greek Text Omitted].(1) The latter two "beings" he then excluded from "being as being"...
Being, Determination, and Dialectic: On the Sources of Metaphysical Thinking
I Dialectic is tied to the entire range of ways of thinking about being that we find in the tradition of metaphysics. I will not review that range of ways, as I have done so elsewhere.(1) Metaphysics now, of course, often meets with outright rejection...
Kant on the Possibility of Thought: Universals without Language
I When Hume is mentioned in connection with Kant's theory of experience, we tend to think only of the problem of the application of the categories to appearances, the solution to which is found in the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories and the...
The Unity of Theoretical and Practical Spirit in Hegel's Concept of Freedom
I Since the early nineteenth century it has been assumed - indeed it has become something of a cliche - that, whereas Kant drew a sharp distinction between theoretical and practical reason and clearly exalted the practical over the theoretical, Hegel...