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. 56, No. 2, December

Creativity and Life
A "return to Bergson" does not only mean a renewed admiration for a great philosopher, but a renewal or an extension of his project today, in relation to the transformations of life and society, in parallel with the transformations of science. Deleuze,...
Herder's Philosophy of Language, Interpretation, and Translation: Three Fundamental Principles
A GOOD CASE COULD BE MADE that Herder is the founder not only of the modern philosophy of language but also of the modern philosophy of interpretation ("hermeneutics") and translation and that he has many things to say on these subjects from which...
Roger Bacon on the Division of Statements into Single/multiple and Simple/composed
IT IS CERTAINLY THE CASE that twelfth- and thirteenth-century treatises on logic represent in great part attempts to re-present the Organon, Aristotle's books on logic, by rearranging the material, adding clarifications, and sometimes breaking new...
The Passions of the Wise: Phronesis, Rhetoric, and Aristotle's Passionate Practical Deliberation
THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO REASONS WHY contemporary moral and political philosophers should be attentive to Aristotle's account of practical reason. First, in contradistinction with views that characterize the emotions primarily as a hindrance to practical...
Why Political Philosophy?
In memoriam Seth Benardete WE ALL KNOW THE PICTURE OF THE PHILOSOPHER that Aristophanes drew in the Clouds for both philosophers and nonphilosophers. As he is shown to us in this most famous and thoughtworthy of comedies, the philosopher, consumed...