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. 55, No. 3, March

Are Kant's Categories Subjective?
HEGEL INTERPRETS KANT'S TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM as "subjective" idealism. In this paper I undertake to develop and clarify Hegel's interpretation and provide a limited defense of it. In one sense, Kant's idealism is indisputably subjectivist. According...
How Concepts Both Structure the World and Abstract from It
I TWO OPPOSING VIEWS ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP between concepts and the world can be found in the history of philosophy. One view--deriving from Immanuel Kant and endorsed by Karl Popper, among many others--claims that in forming and using concepts...
Phenomenology of Friendship
C'est la haine qui est mal, jamais l'amour. Ester Rota Gasperoni, Orage sur le lac IN THIS ESSAY, WE WILL USE ARISTOTLE to bring out some important features of friendship and of moral action in general; we will show that friendship is the highest...
The Absence of Analogy
I SUPPOSE AN INQUIRER WERE TO ASK what analogy might best be taken to signify. The new standard reference work for philosophy as an intellectual discipline today, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy edited by Edward Craig and published in...
The Ethical and the Religious Dimensions of Li (Rites)
THIS ESSAY PRESENTS A CONFUCIAN PERSPECTIVE ON LI (rites, ritual propriety). My main concern is the question, "How can a Confucian moral philosopher move from the ethical to the religious dimension of li?" Section 1 provides an analysis of the scope,...