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. 50, No. 3, March

Fichte, Kant's Legacy and the Meaning of Modern Philosophy
Today even ambitious philosophers are ironic about pretensions to wisdom. Perhaps their single most characteristic pose in this age of debunking criticism is as "conversationalists" in the "great conversation of mankind" anxious "to help the argument...
Kant's Empiricism
It might seem inappropriate to describe Kant as an empiricist. He believed, contrary to the basic empiricist principle, that there are nontrivial propositions that can be known independently of experience. He devoted virtually all of his efforts as a...
Maurice Natanson (1924-1996)
Maurice Alexander Natanson, an accomplished philosopher of existentialism and phenomenology and retired Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, died on Thursday, August 16, 1996 from prostate cancer, in his home at Santa Cruz, California, where...
The Problem of Language and Mental Representation in Aristotle and St. Thomas
Introduction. In the opening passages of his De interpretatione,(1) Aristotle provides a simple summary of how he thinks language relates to the mind and the mind to reality, a sketch which has often been called his "semantic triangle." He writes: ...
What Makes Language Possible? Ethological Foundationalism in Reid and Wittgenstein
Thomas Reid in the eighteenth century and Ludwig Wittgenstein in the twentieth made strong cases for the existence of "communication systems" that must be in place if there is to be the acquisition of any language; language in the full sense of a system...

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