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. 67, No. 4, June

American Philosophical Quarterly: Vol. 51, No. 2, April 2014
Bare Particulars and Exemplification, TIMOTHY PICKAVANCE Bare particulars tend to get a bad rap. Sometimes the complaint is that they violate some empiricist epistemological principle. Sometimes it's that they violate some combinatorial modal constraint....
Avicenna and the Principle of Sufficient Reason
The TERM, "PRINCIPLE OF SUFFICIENT REASON" (hereafter, PSR) was coined by Leibniz, and he is often regarded as its paradigmatic proponent. But as Leibniz himself often insisted, he was by no means the first philosopher to appeal to the idea that everything...
Descartes's Revised Averroism
Descartes's discourse on method proposes a radically democratic goal: to bring about "the common good of humanity" by means of a "practical" philosophy that will render humanity "masters and possessors of nature." (1) To achieve this end demands liberation...
Einstein's Dreams
ALBERT EINSTEIN WAS DIFFERENT. He was aloof; in the popular image, he was the definition of a dweller in the Ivory Tower. He was socially and politically concerned, but only occasionally became involved. He was not a seeker of companions, personal...
First Things First: On the Priority of the Notion of Being
In THIS PAPER I WANT TO CONSIDER three propositions: 1. "First to arise within intellectual awareness is the notion of Being." (1) 2. The human being is defined as "rational animal." (2) 3. Knowing involves "the complete return of the subject...
On Heisenberg's Key Statement concerning Ontology
In PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY: The Revolution in Modern Science, (1) Werner Heisenberg aims, "in a not too technical language," to clarify the "change in the concept of reality manifesting itself in quantum theory." He means to contribute to an articulation...
Recent Titles in Philosophy
Sha, Xin. Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press, 2014. 181 pp. Cloth: $40.00. Almog, Joseph. Everything in Its Right Place: Spinoza and Life by the Light of Nature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 143 pp....
The Role of Aristotle in Schelling's Positive Philosophy
Ein entschiedener Fortschritt der philosophischen Einsicht wird freilich einer solchen Bearbeitung vorausgehen mussen, der es unmoglich macht, dass irgend eine oberflachliche Ansicht, wenn auch nur vorubergehend, dem Aristoteles sich aufdringe. (1)...
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