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. 66, No. 3, March

Beyond Kant and Hegel: In Answer to the Question, "How Are Synthetic Cognitions a Priori Possible?"
KANT'S CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY (1) is largely regarded as an indictment against speculative metaphysics. In this essay the argument is made that Kant aimed to put an end not to speculative metaphysics, but only to those approaches to metaphysics that could...
De Magistro-Thomas Aquinas, Henry of Ghent, and John Duns Scotus on Natural Conceptions
THE LATER MEDIEVAL DEBATE that I present here under the title De magistro is the proper answer of Latin thinkers in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries to a paradox formulated in Plato's dialogue Meno, the so-called paradox of learning. This medieval...
Fichte's Critique of Rousseau
IN 1794-95 J. G. FICHTE delivered a series of public lectures on "Morality for Scholars" at the University of Jena. (1) In these lectures, Fichte provided an exoteric presentation of his transcendental philosophy and a compelling account of morality....
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research: Vol. 85, No. 3, November 2012
Intuitions and Experiments: A Defense of the Case Method in Epistemology, JENNIFER NAGEL On Possibly Nonexistent Propositions, JEFF SPEAKS Alvin Plantinga gave a reductio of the conjunction of the following three theses: Existentialism (that...
Philosophy: Vol. 88, No. 1, January 2013
An Irenic Idea about Metaphor, WILLIAM G. LYCAN Donald Davidson notoriously rejected "metaphorical meaning" and denied the existence of linguistic mechanisms by which metaphorical significance is conveyed. He contended that the meanings metaphorical...
Ratio: Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2012
Categorial Predication, E. J. LOWE When, for example, we say of something that it "is an object," or "is an event," or "is a property," we are engaging in categorial predication: we are assigning something to a certain ontological category. Ontological...
Spinoza on Truth, Religion, and Salvation
I WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON, Antonio Negri, the well-known Italian philosopher, coauthor of the bestseller Empire, and the supposed brain behind the Italian terrorist group The Red Brigade, wrote a book about Spinoza entitled: La anomalia salvaje....
The Philosophical Quarterly: Vol. 63, No. 250, January 2013
Knowledge and Dogmatism, PETER BAUMANN There is a skeptical puzzle according to which knowledge appears to license an unacceptable kind of dogmatism. Here is a version of the corresponding skeptical argument: (1) If a subject S knows a proposition...
The Philosophical Review: Vol. 122, No. 1, January 2013
Epistemology Formnalized, SARAH MOSS This paper argues that just as full beliefs can constitute knowledge, so can properties of your credence distribution. The resulting notion of probabilistic knowledge helps us give a natural account of knowledge...
Words without Desire: Strauss, Hegel, and Political Violence
IN HIS PUBLISHED WRITINGS and correspondence, Leo Strauss blames Hegel for turning modern philosophy towards historicism, towards the doctrine that truth and the standards of theoretical speculation are historically situated and therefore dependent...
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