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. 58, No. 1, September

Adam Smith's Reconstruction of Practical Reason
IN THE LAST PART of the Theory of Moral Sentiments, (1) Adam Smith puts his theory in a class with those of his contemporaries Francis Hutcheson and David Hume, namely, the systems that make sentiments the principle of approbation. (2) Despite recognizing...
Aristotle and the Metaphyics of Evolution
Aristotle was nature's scribe, his pen dipped in mind. (1) Ancient Greek saying Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere schoolboys to old Aristotle. (2) Charles Darwin I recall that in 1951...
Doctoral Dissertations 2003-2004 *
DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS 2003-2004 * University of Alberta (34) (27) (15) DAVID R. HAMPTON, "Defining Science for the Law of Evidence: A Comprehensive Examination of the Philosophy and Law Pertaining to Scientific Testimony in Canadian Courts."...
Philosophical Blindness: Between Arguments and Insights
I PHILOSOPHERS MAY BE ARMED with valid and logically faultless arguments and yet remain entirely blind to meaningful possibilities whose philosophical significance is immense. Philosophical blindness may also concern physical or psychical phenomena...
Philosophy
Vol. 79, No. 3, July 2004 Wittgenstein on Ethics and the Riddle of Life, DAVID WIGGINS The paper seeks to interpret and then to criticize Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, paragraph 6.4 to 7 (the end), connecting this so-called mystical...
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Vol. 68, No. 2, March 2004 Open Questions and the Manifest Image, MARK ELI KALDERON This essay argues that, on their usual metalinguistic reconstructions, the open question argument and Frege's puzzle are variants of the same argument. Each is...
Ratio
Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2004 Reasons, Practical Reason, and Practical Reasoning, ROBERT AUDI The concepts of reasons as supporting elements, of practical reason as a capacity and of practical reasoning as a process, are central in the theory of...
The Philosophical Significance of Hope
But now that the creators of fear have been dealt with, a feeling that suits us better is overdue. (1) I ANYONE WHO DECIDES TO VENTURE FORTH AN ARGUMENT for the philosophical importance of hope owes a debt to Ernst Bloch. (2) His seminal The...
Virtue and Knowledge: Connatural Knowledge According to Thomas Aquinas
THOMAS AQUINAS INSISTS that there are two different ways to attain correct judgment. One is by way of "perfect use of reason," and another is by way of "connaturality" (connaturalitas): Wisdom denotes a certain rectitude of judgment according to...
Visiting Professors from Abroad, 2004-2005
Keimpe Algra Yale University University of Utrecht Fall 2004 David Armstrong City University of New York University of Sydney March 2005-May 2005 Arun Balasubramaniam National...
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