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. 68, No. 1, September

Aristotelian Virtue Ethics and Modern Liberal Democracy
VIRTUE ETHICS NOW CONSTITUTES one of three major approaches to the study of ethics by Anglophone philosophers. (1) Its proponents almost all recognize the source of their approach in Aristotle, but relatively few of them confront the problem that source...
Descartes and the Real Distinction between Mind and Body
... everything I wrote on the subject of God and truth in the Third, Fourth, and Fifth Meditations contributes to the conclusion that there is a real distinction between the mind and the body, which I finally established in the Sixth Meditation.--Fourth...
Doctoral Dissertations
University of Alberta (37) (37) (18) JAMES BACHMANN, "Accounting for Pure Consciousness: An Examination of the Ability of the Representationalist Approach to Phenomenal Consciousness to Account for Pure Consciousness Experiences." Adviser: Robert...
Faculty Updates
VISITING PROFESSORS FROM ABROAD FENGHUA LI University of Arizona Hunan Normal University Fall 2013-Summer 2014 FABIAN WENDT University of Arizona University of Hamburg Fall 2013-Summer...
Plato's Rational Souls
The TERM "SOCRATIC INTELLECTUALISM" is often deployed to set the philosophy of Socrates apart from the philosophy of Plato. Typically, the "philosophy of Socrates" refers to the ideas and arguments found in a selected set of dialogues designated as...
The Intellectual Phenomenology of De Ente et Essentia, Chapter Four
During THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY Thomistic revival, Aquinas's reasoning at De Ente et Essentia, chapter four, for an act/potency composition in created intellectual substances was a flashpoint of conflicting interpretations. I wish to reopen this debate....
True Qualifiers for Qualified Truths
This PAPER AIMS TO THROW LIGHT on what predicative expressions like "is a(n)--truth," where an adjective is inserted on the line, mean. It aims to do so by unearthing a framework that specifies (i) various items that can be qualified by the adjectives,...
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