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. 2, December

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PHILOSOPHICAL ABSTRACTS AMERICAN CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY Vol. 72, No. 4, Autumn 1998 The Vision of God in Philo of Alexandria, DAVID BRADSHAW Philo's discussions of the vision of God provide a case study in how he attempts to meld...
Kant on the Material Ground of Possibility: From the Only Possible Argument to the Critique of Pure Reason
KANT ARGUES AT GREAT LENGTH in the Critique of Pure Reason that the existence of God cannot be demonstrated by means of theoretical reason. For after dividing all traditional theistic proofs into three different kinds--the ontological, the cosmological,...
Kant on the Unity of Theoretical and Practical Reason
Kant famously asserts that reason is one and the same, whether it is applied theoretically, to the realm of what is, or practically, to the realm of what ought to be. His view that theoretical and practical reason are two different applications of...
Kant's Practical Reason as Will: Interest, Recognition, Judgment, and Choice
IT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF KANT that he interprets pure practical reason as will. He thereby revolutionizes the notions of both reason and the will. Reason (or rationality) is conceived as interest, a motivating power, even a self-sufficient telos. Moreover,...
Kant's Theological-Political Revolution
Kant ist der Moses unser Nation. --Holderlin I EVERY MODERN THEORY OF homo politicus presumes a theory of homo religiosus. This is a historical observation, not a theological one. Modern political philosophy began in a self-conscious response...
Kant within the Tradition of Modern Logic: The Role of the "Introduction: Idea of a Transcendental Logic"
IT IS A MATTER OF FACT that logic in the modern age was concerned to a much greater extent with the workings of the mind, that is, with epistemic and even doxastic themes, than with formal problems. Under the heading of `logic' scholars from Ramus...
The Problem of the a Priori in Sensibility: Revisiting Kant's and Hegel's Theories of the Senses
KANT AND HEGEL FIND THEMSELVES ON SIMILAR PATHS toward their respective goals to give a total account of reality. They share a deep commitment to science, Wissenschaftlichkeit, and raise the question: Where does science begin? Similarly, they answer:...