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. 53, No. 1, September

Announcements
The Metaphysical Society of America announces a call for papers for its March 2001 meeting at the State University at Buffalo. The general theme of the meeting will be categories. Many philosophical questions of interest may be raised concerning this...
Are Locke's Abstract Ideas Fictions?
JOHN YOLTON HAS CONTRIBUTED A Locke Dictionary as a recent addition to his many works on the life and philosophy of John Locke. In the entries on "abstraction" and on "abstract or general ideas (and words)" in that text, Yolton makes some rather bold...
Concepts, Beings, and Things in Contemporary Philosophy and Thomas Aquinas
IN THIS PAPER I WANT TO ADDRESS the metaphysical status of concepts in Thomas Aquinas. The need to do so is raised by contemporary criticism of Aristotelian reflections upon how language "hooks up with the world." Many contemporary philosophers, following...
Doctoral Dissertations 1998-99(*)
University of Alberta (34) (26) (15) SARAH E. HOFFMAN, "Mathematics as Make-Believe: A Constructive Empiricist Account." Adviser: Bernard Linsky. University of Arizona (37) (37) (16) JOHN ARMSTRONG, "Political Justification in Plato's Laws."...
In Memoriam
HENRY BABCOCK VEATCH (1911-1999) Henry Babcock Veatch, one of the leading neo-Aristotelian philosophers of the twentieth century, died July 9, 1999 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was laid to rest in Bloomington. Henry Veatch was born in Evansville,...
Philosophical Abstracts
AMERICAN CATHOLIC PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY Vol. 72, No. 2, Spring 1998 Postmodernism and the Catholic Tradition (A Reply to Kenneth L. Schmitz, World Congress, 8/11/98), THOMAS R. FLYNN Schmitz claims that the concept of fundamental inquiry characterizes...
Schelling's Critique of Hegel's Science of Logic
I IN HIS PROVOCATIVE AND HIGHLY READABLE BOOK, Schelling and Modern European Philosophy, Andrew Bowie argues that "Schelling ... helps define key structures in modern philosophy by revealing the flaws in Hegel in ways which help set the agenda for...
Suarez and the Latent Essentialism of Heidegger's Fundamental Ontology(*)
IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT SUAREZ WAS THE WATERSHED for much of modern metaphysics understood as the science or the philosophy of being, or as ontology.(1) Not only was he the first to write a systematic treatise in metaphysics that broke with the centuries-long...
Theory-Change and the Logic of Enquiry: New Bearings in Philosophy of Science
ANGLO-AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE has tended to define itself squarely against the kinds of so-called metaphysical approaches that have characterized so-called continental philosophy in the line of descent from Husserl. Indeed, Husserl's project...