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. 3, March

A Critical Introduction to Alexandre Kojeve's Esquisse D'une Phenomenologie Du Droit
Since its publication in 1981, Alexandre Kojeve's Esquisse d'une pheonomenologie du droit (Outline of a Phenomenology of Right) has received scant scholarly attention,.(1) Except for a brief note on the book by Michael S. Roth, and some scattered references...
Aquinas, Virtue, and Recent Epistemology
In the introduction to his study of contemporary epistemology, Alvin Plantinga asserts that the "ahistoricism" of analytic philosophy has proven an impediment to progress in epistemology; what we need, he urges, is "history and hermeneutics."(1) In...
Descartes and Skepticism
The hyperbolical doubt if the First Meditation is often taken for the epitome of skepticism.(1) Thus Myles Burnyeat, in his 1982 paper, "Idealism and Greek Philosophy: What Descartes Saw and Berkeley Missed," argues that Descartes goes further than...
Fitness for the Rule of Law
I "Fitness for the Rule of Law" lends itself to a variety of treatments. I should make clear at the outset one treatment that I do not intend to provide under this heading, even if it is implicitly represented here and there in this essay. I will...
Philosophical Abstracts
AMERICAN CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY Vol. 73, No. 1, Winter 1999 Medieval Islamic and the "What is X" Question, THERESE-ANNE DRUART After a brief presentation of what the field covers and its difficulties, the author offers an elementary...
Wisdom and Wonder in Metaphysics A: 1-2
We must consider carefully why Aristotle's Metaphysics opens not with the question of being but with the question of knowledge.(1) "All human beings desire to know" is the first sentence and raises the issue of the first two chapters, which, along...