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. 60, No. 2, December

Heidegger, Paul Klee, and the Origin of the Work of Art
WHILE HE WAS SAID TO HAVE FOUND PAUL KLEE'S WRITINGS too neo-Kantian, overly concerned with form, and too cosmological, Martin Heidegger spent hours looking at Klee's late paintings and expressed a keen interest that was never fulfilled to write about...
Human Reason and a Common World: Why Wittgenstein and Rawls Are Both Wrong
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY preceded the great period of Greek philosophy. However, in a unique development in intellectual history, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle sought a reasoned understanding of the world--that is, a mutually understandable account...
On Whether Aquinas's Ipsum Esse Is "Platonism" (1)
IN SEPTEMBER OF 2002, Oxford University Press published a book by Anthony Kenny entitled Aquinas on Being. In the preface, Kenny declares St. Thomas to be one of the greatest of all philosophers. The book's aim, however, is not to explain this judgment....
Saving Ta Legomena: Aristotle and the History of Philosophy
And it is just to feel gratitude not only to those whose opinions one shares, but even to those whose pronouncements were more superficial, for they too contributed something, since before us they exercised the active condition [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE...
Siger and the Skeptic
MOST ASSESSMENTS OF SIGER OF BRABANT'S CONTRIBUTION to philosophy have tended to focus on his adoption of Averroistic noetics, a position he would later renounce, and on his supposed role as the factious leader of a group of "Latin Averroists" within...