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. 54, No. 1, September

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
Vol. 74, No. 4, Fall 2000 Philosophy and Prophetic Postmodernism: Toward a Catholic Postmodernity, JOHN D. CAPUTO The author begins by reviewing the genesis of a distinctively American movement bearing the name "Continental philosophy," and the...
American Philosophical Quarterly
Vol. 37, No. 3, July 2000 Virtue Ethics and Emotional Conflict, KRISTJAN KRISTJANSSON There evidently obtains a strong connection between philosophers' interest in questions of emotional significance and justification, on the one hand, and their...
Aquinas on Sensible Forms and Semimaterialism
IN THE FIRST CHAPTER OF HIS BOOK Theories of Cognition in the Later Middle Ages,(1) Robert Pasnau takes a position in a longstanding debate concerning the metaphysical status and the epistemological role of sensible forms in Aquinas's theory of cognition....
Australasian Journal of Philosophy
Vol. 78, No. 3, September 2000 Smith on Truthmakers, DOMINIC GREGORY Axiological Atomism, GRAHAM ODDIE Value is either additive or else it is subject to organic unity. In general we have organic unity where a complex whole is not simply the...
Doctoral Dissertations 1999-2000(*)
University of Alberta (36) (25) (15) University of Arizona (35) (35) (17) ALAN BELASCO, "The Role of Detection in Mental Representation." Adviser: John Polluck. JOSEPH CRUZ, "Epistemology in the Scientific Image." Adivser: Alvin Goldman. CHRISTOPHER...
Journal of Philosophy
Vol. 97, No. 7, July 2000 Evolution and the Problem of Other Minds, ELLIOT SOBER If we observe another individual perform behavior B, this may or may not provide evidence that the individual is in mental state M. How does the additional information...
Journal of the History of Philosophy
Vol. 38, No. 3, July 2000 Piety, Justice, and the Unity of Virtue, MARK MCPHERRAN This author has argued in his book The Religion of Socrates (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996 [pbk. 1999]) that Socrates implicitly holds the view that...
Mind
Vol. 109, No. 436, October 2000 Coherentism, Reliability and Bayesian Networks, LUC BOVENS and ERIK J. OLSSON The coherentist theory of justification provides a response to the skeptical challenge: even though the independent processes by which...
Monist
Vol. 83, No. 3, July 2000 Temporal Parts And Identity Across Time, PETER VAN INWAGEN The author examines two pictures of "identity across time" that will seem natural to those who believe that objects that exist at more than one time are composed...
On the Very Concept of Harmony in Leibniz
IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT LEIBNIZ'S NOTION OF HARMONY plays a crucial role in his philosophical system. Leibniz drew on this concept of harmony in motivating, and explaining, numerous areas of his thought: everything from Leibnizian mathematics and metaphysics...
Perishable Goods(*)
AN OBVIOUS FEATURE OF OUR EXPERIENCE is the constant perishing of what we value. Persons we love, objects we treasure, ideals we revere, desires that enthrall us, groups to which we pledge allegiance, projects in which we are engaged, systems that...
Philosophical Quarterly
Vol. 50, No. 201, October 2000 Can We Infer Naturalism from Scepticism?, WARD JONES Hume, as well as a number of more recent writers, claims that epistemological scepticism gives us reason to think that our beliefs are nonepistemically determined....
Philosophical Review
Vol. 108, No. 4, October 1999 Conceivability, Possibility, and the Mind-Body Problem, KATALIN BALOG There is a series of arguments--the Conceivability Arguments--that try to prove that nothing physical can add up to the smells, tastes, and so...
The Obligations of Irony: Rorty on Irony, Autonomy, and Contingency
RICHARD RORTY'S IDEAL CHARACTER, THE "IRONIST," is simultaneously committed to two different projects. The first is the repudiation of metaphysics, implying the abandonment of all philosophical or theological efforts "to achieve universality by the...
Who's a Philosopher? Who's a Sophist? the Stranger V. Socrates
MANY READERS HAVE TAKEN THE ELEATIC STRANGER to represent a later stage of Plato's philosophical development because the arguments or doctrines the Stranger presents in the Sophist appear to be better than those Socrates articulates in earlier dialogues.(1)...
Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000)
On Christmas day 2000, Willard Van Orman Quine passed away at the age of ninety-two. With Quine's death, philosophy is deprived of the presence of a man whose intellectual force shaped Anglo-American philosophy for the last fifty years. Colin McGinn...
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