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. 71, No. 1, September

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly: Vol. 91, No. 3, Summer 2017
Knowing as Being? A Metaphysical Reading of the Identity of Intellect and Intelligibles in Aquinas, THERESE SCARPELLI CORY The author argues that Thomas Aquinas's identity formula--the statement that the "intellect in act is the intelligible in...
Aquinas on the Individuality of Thinking
I THE IMMATERIALITY AND INDIVIDUALITY OF THINKING. To contemporary readers, it seems obvious that a human person is the subject of his thinking. We have been accustomed to the definition of the subject as a thing that thinks. However, philosophers...
Atkins, Richard Kenneth. Peirce and the Conduct of Life: Sentiment and Instinct in Ethics and Religion
ATKINS, Richard Kenneth. Peirce and the Conduct of Life: Sentiment and Instinct in Ethics and Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. ii + 231 pp. Cloth, $99.99--Charles Sanders Peirce is regarded as one of the foremost American philosophers...
Braver, Lee. Editor. Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being
BRAVER, Lee. Editor. Division III of Heidegger's Being and Time: The Unanswered Question of Being. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2017. xiii + 361 pp. Cloth, $38.00--Many of the nagging questions that continue to overshadow Heidegger scholarship...
Canales, Jimena. the Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time
CANALES, Jimena. The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2015. viii + 479 pp. Paper $24.95; cloth $35.00--A so-called debate took place...
Connell, George B. Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity
CONNELL, George B. Kierkegaard and the Paradox of Religious Diversity. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans, 2016. xiii + 188 pp. Paper, $30.00--Kierkegaard's relevance to the question of how to respond to modern religious diversity does not lie...
Doctoral Dissertations
University of Alberta (32) (32) (18) EMINE TUNA, "A Kantian Theory of Art Criticism." Adviser Alexander Rueger. JUSTIN ZYLSTRA, "On the Nature and Structure of Reality." Adviser: Kathrin Koslicki. University of Arizona (55) (55) (27) MICHAEL...
Energeia and Being-in-Time
ARISTOTLE DEFINES TIME AS "the number of movement (kinesis) with respect to before and after." (1) The relation between sublunar substances, which have within themselves a principle of movement and rest, and time, therefore, appears unproblematic....
European Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2017
Kant and the Normativity of Logic, HUAPING LU-ADLER Kant claims that logic concerns how we ought to think. This claim is standardly used to support a normative interpretation of Kant's logic. Clinton Tolley contends that the standard interpretation...
Idealism, Narrative, and the Mind-Brain Relation
I IT IS WIDELY THOUGHT that although idealism effortlessly avoids the mind-body problem, in the sense that for idealists the issue simply does not arise, it suffers from the defect of being untrue. Neither of these claims is correct. It is not my...
International Philosophical Quarterly: Vol. 57, No. 3, September 2017
Alterity, Similarity. and Dialectic: Methodological Reflections on the Turn to the Other, BRIAN BAJZEK This paper builds upon John Dadosky's recent writings advocating a "turn to the Other" in Lonergan studies. Using a Levinas/Lonergan dialogue...
Jensen, Anthony K. an Interpretation of Nietzsche's
JENSEN, Anthony K. An Interpretation of Nietzsche's On the Uses and Disadvantage of History for Life. New York: Routledge, 2016. xv + 189 pp. Cloth, $118.04--The goal of this monograph is to show that Nietzsche's untimely meditation on history should...
Koons, Robert C. and Timothy Pickavance. the Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics
KOONS, Robert C. and Timothy Pickavance. The Atlas of Reality: A Comprehensive Guide to Metaphysics. Maiden, Mass.: Wiley Blackwell, 2017. xv + 699 pp. Cloth, $195.00--This is not so much a guide to metaphysics as it is a review of a major school of...
McKeon, Richard P. on Knowing: The Social Sciences
McKEON, Richard P. On Knowing: The Social Sciences. Edited by David B. Owen and Joanne K. Olson. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2016. vii + 441 pp. Cloth, $120.00--Richard McKeon (1900-1985) is not widely known today. While he was a philosopher...
Mind: Vol. 126, No. 503, 2017
Objectivity and Bias, GORDON BELOT The twin goals of this essay are: (1) to investigate a family of cases in which the goal of guaranteed convergence to the truth is beyond our reach; and (2) to argue that each of three strands prominent in contemporary...
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research: Vol. 95, No. 1, July 2017
Hume's Fork, and His Theory of Relations, PETER MILLICAN Hume's Fork--the distinction between "relations and ideas" and "matters of fact" introduced in his first Enquiry--is well known, though considered by most specialist scholars to be a crude...
Phronesis: Vol. 62, No. 3, July 2017
On the Inauthenticitv of the Critias, MARWAN RASHED and THOMAS AUFFRET In this paper, the authors highlight a number of difficulties concerning the relationship between the Critias and the Timaeus, notably a contradiction between Timaeus 27a-b and...
Posner, Richard A. the Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses
POSNER, Richard A. The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2017. xv + 438 pp. Cloth, $35.00--Richard Posner has been a federal judge for thirty-five years, and before that professor of law for twelve...
Professors Entering Retirement in 2016-2017
JAMES BOHMAN June 2016 Saint Louis University BARUCH BRODY June 2017 Rice University JOHN BRICKE May 2016 University of Kansas JAMES ROBERT BROWN June 2017 University...
Rogers, Katherin A. Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism
ROGERS, Katherin A. Freedom and Self-Creation: Anselmian Libertarianism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 248 pp. Cloth $74.00--Katherin A. Rogers is a scholar well-known in Anselm studies for her advocacy of the relevance of this eleventh-century...
Semler, Stephanie M. A Person as a Lifetime: An Aristotelian Account of Persons
SEMLER, Stephanie M. A Person as a Lifetime: An Aristotelian Account of Persons. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2016. x + 158 pp. Cloth, $80.00--Semler proposes to extract from Aristotle's ethical writings a philosophically interesting account of personhood....
Socrates as a Deontologist
ANCIENT GREEK ETHICS IS ALMOST UNIVERSALLY VIEWED as a set of theories that derive moral rules and directives from their tendency to bring about the good for the agent. This relevant good is happiness. Accordingly, Greek ethics is taken to be teleological...
The Explosive Maieutics of Kierkegaard's Either/Or
Soren Kierkegaard published Either/Or: A Fragment of Life in 1843. (1) The first bloom of the extraordinary literary efflorescence that made his name, the book announced the existence of a vital and fecund soul. Kierkegaard's poetic children--unique...
The Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 114, No. 2, July 2017
The Transcendentist Theory of Persistence, DAMLANO COSTA This paper develops a endurantist theory of persistence. The theory is built around one basic tenet, which concerns existence at a time--the relation between an object and the times at which...
The Monist: Vol. 100, No. 3, July 2017
The Certainty, Modality, and Grounding of Newton's Laws, ZVI BIENER and ERIC SCHLIESSER Newton began his Principia with three Axiomata sive Leges Motus. The authors offer an interpretation of Newton's dual label and investigate two tensions inherent...
Wahl, Jean. Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings
WAHL, Jean. Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings. Edited with an introduction by Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017. 304 pp. Paper, $35.00; Cloth, $125.00--Jean Wahl, a central figure in twentieth-century...
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