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    Roman Political Ideas and Practice. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):185-185.
    Adcock discusses Roman political ideas and practice from the beginnings to the time of Septimius Severus. There is very little in this volume which will seem new or surprising to a reader who possesses a fair knowledge of Roman history.--K. H.
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    Hegel. Die Gebrochene Mitte. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):358-358.
    In this fascinating study van der Meulen undertakes to show that the Hegelian view of spirit and history is untenable. The critique is extended to Marx's theories. Throughout the work the Hegelian views are contrasted with the more dualistic position of Kant.--K. H.
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    Systematische Philosophie. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (4):665-665.
    Throughout this eclectic work in the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition, Meyer displays an amazing breadth of knowledge; but his attempt to do justice to many different views frequently makes it impossible for him to make more than a few general remarks. Besides the traditional questions of metaphysics and philosophical anthropology, he discusses developments in modern physics, cosmology, biology, and psychology.--K. H.
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    Kurt Schwitters in England. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (4):667-667.
    This expensively produced and well-illustrated little volume contains the unpublished writings in English of the father of Merz. Besides the expected whimsical poems, among them the English version of the famous Ur-Sonata the reader will find some touching prose sketches in which the poet describes his despair during the war years.--K. H.
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    Thoughts on Machiavelli. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):495-495.
    Strauss strives to restore to Machiavelli his evil reputation, pointing out that the originality of his work has to be sought not in the novelty of his understanding of political phenomena, but rather in his acceptance of an image of man which stresses not the ideal in him but the base. Particularly interesting in this thorough study are the discussion of Machiavelli's attitude toward religion and the emphasis Strauss puts on Machiavelli's use of numbers as a key to his work.--K. (...)
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    Vom Sinn der Selbsterkenntnis. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):491-491.
    The central theme of this volume is love, which conquers the rift between man and that which surrounds him. The meaning of human existence is sought in the awareness of the same, incomprehensible divine presence in man and in the other. Although this work owes too much to Heidegger to stand as an original contribution, it is nevertheless well written and sincere.--K. H.
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    Zen and Shinto, The Story of Japanese Philosophy. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):700-700.
    Fujisawa in his plea for Shinto cosmic vitalism may indeed be right in thinking that Japanese thought has much to contribute to Western philosophy. But this has to be supported by a far more searching and self-critical study than the author has provided.--K. H.
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    Kleinere Schriften. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):188-188.
    This volume contains eight essays from the years 1933-1949. The first essays deal with ontology and categorial analysis. In the fifth essay Hartmann discussed temporality and substantiality. In the last essays he turns to man, meaning, and the worth of the individual.--K. H.
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    Yoga, Immortality and Freedom. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):699-699.
    A lucid account of Yoga. The interest of the author is descriptive; little attempt is made to present the reader with a ready evaluation. Yet Eliade has succeeded in conveying a feeling for the many dimensions of the phenomenon and for its significance. Perhaps, after having finished the book, the reader may still not know how to assess Yoga, but the foundations have been laid from which one may fruitfully go on to further investigations. The appended bibliography is helpful.--K. H.
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    Moses and the Vocation of the Jewish People. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):359-359.
    Neher uses Moses as the focal point for a well written introduction to the Jewish faith, and he makes continuous references to the twentieth century. The volume is well illustrated.--K. H.
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    Principles of Self-Damage. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):185-185.
    Bergler argues for the all-pervasiveness of a repressed psychic masochism. The argument is supported by a great wealth of clinical material. Nevertheless it seems doubtful whether this quite justifies the sweeping thesis. The writing is somewhat loose and the tone of Bergler's attack on his critics unfortunate.--K. H.
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    Karl Leonhard Reinholds Elementarphilosophie. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (4):664-665.
    Not only does Klemmt succeed in showing the importance of Reinhold as a key figure between Kant and Fichte, but he also establishes the originality of his work; especially interesting is his analysis of Reinhold's philosophy of consciousness, which anticipated important tenets of phenomenology. To regard this study as merely historical would be a mistake, for it is an impressive attempt to investigate some of the fundamental principles of theoretical philosophy.--K. H.
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    The Nature of Things. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):188-188.
    The author argues for a non-sensual reality, basing his arguments on parapsychology, a consideration of prophecies, and not quite digested aspects of modern scientific developments. As Hawley points out, his views may be those of the future; unfortunately his arguments will not make them so.--K. H.
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    Between God and Satan. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):360-360.
    This brief study of the temptations of Jesus shows the author to be a powerful preacher. An extended sermon on man, as standing between the temptation of the devil and an obedience to God.--K. H.
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    The Age of the World, Moses to Darwin. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):701-701.
    A very readable contribution to the history of ideas. A brief introductory discussion describes the change from a cyclical to the linear view of time. The main part of the work analyzes the gradual rejection of the mosaic linear view and its replacement by an evolutionary conception.--K. H.
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    Abstraktion Und Wirklichkeit. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):356-356.
    An ambitious work. In a small volume the author attempts to sketch the outline of a metaphysical system, admitting however that the synthesis which bridges the gulf between abstraction and reality must ultimately be found by each individual. In Foss's philosophy existentialism and philosophia perennis mingle, yielding a philosophy dominated by an all pervading, unifying love.--K. H.
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    Die Krise Dues Apriori in der Transzendentalen Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):800-800.
    A sympathetic but critical examination of some of the presuppositions of Husserl's phenomenological program, leading to an exposition of their contradictory nature. In the light of this critique, Eley examines Husserl's view of the crisis of our age as rooted in the antithesis of life-world and technology. The book concludes with a demand for a reconstruction of the phenomenological program and a more searching examination of the crisis of our age. Exceptionally clear, the book prepares the ground for a more (...)
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    The Doctrine of Grace in the Apostolic Fathers. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):360-360.
    In this interpretation of the doctrine of grace in the Apostolic fathers Torrance sketches more generally their theology. This well-written study reflects a Protestant point of view.--K. H.
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    Aesthetics: The Science. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):146-146.
    In spite of, or perhaps because of the wealth of material found in this book, it makes a rather arid impression. One wishes for more structure and a clearer statement of the author's own position. Kainz professes to "have patterned his aesthetics on the philosophical personalism of William Stern"; but other influences, such as that of phenomenology and Gestalt psychology, are also prominent. The great variety of views mentioned and discussed gives this book considerable value as a bibliographical guide to (...)
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    Die Frage Nach Dem Ding, Zu Kants Lehre von den Transzendentalen Grundsätzen. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):801-802.
    As the title suggests, this book--the text of a lecture course given in 1935-1936--supplements the examination of Kant und das Problem der Metaphysik. The value of this clearly-written study is twofold: on one hand it offers an interesting interpretation of Kant's discussion of the transcendental principles; and on the other hand, Heidegger's discussion of Kant's position in terms of the history which it presupposes effectively clarifies the historic roots of his own philosophy.--K. H.
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    Elemente Und Ursprünge Totaler Herrschaft. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):486-486.
    The German version of The Origins of Totalitarianism is less concise than the original, but compensates for this by a greater wealth of examples and a beautiful, almost poetic language rarely found in works of this nature. It includes a new chapter, "Ideologie und Terror, Eine neue Staatsform," replacing the "Concluding Remarks."--K. H.
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    Nature and Destiny, A Theory of Evolution. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):704-704.
    In this first volume of his work the author attempts to lay the foundations for an understanding of the sense of value by calling attention to a teleological principle governing the evolutionary process. An attempt is made to apply this principle, gained from an analysis of organic structures, to modern art. A suggestive book which would have been better if it had taken into account more of the relevant philosophic literature.--K. H.
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    Sein, Wahrheit, Welt. Vor-Fragen Zum Problem des Phänomen-Begriffes. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):489-489.
    Fink attempts to give an introduction to the problem of Being and appearance in the light of the philosophy of Husserl and Heidegger. There is very little in this volume which is new; Fink's work is hampered by prolixity and by a difficult language which is opaque in spite of attempts to be poetic.--K. H.
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    Die Lehre des Plotin von der Selbstverwirklichung des Menschen. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):357-357.
    Himmerich gives a thorough statement of Plotinus' anthropology, placed in the wider context of his philosophy interpreted theistically. The work is concerned to show that the Plotinian image of man, passing from the active life of youth to the wisdom of old age, is still viable today. Clear and intelligent.--K. H.
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    Lichtenberg, A Doctrine of Scattered Occasions. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):705-705.
    In his study of Lichtenberg Stern presents us with a vivid picture of the eighteenth century physicist, astronomer, psychologist. Of special interest to the philosopher are Stern's attempts to show that a certain world view finds its most apt expression in the aphorism. This is illustrated by pointing out parallels between Lichtenberg and Wittgenstein. A collection of Lichtenberg's aphorisms is given in the appendix.--K. H.
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    Metamorphosis. On the Development of Affect, Perception, Attention, and Memory. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):704-704.
    The author seeks to shed light on the changes in man from infant to adult. He rejects Freud's notion of the pleasure principle, arguing that the infant also turns to and enjoys the excitations of the world; on the other hand "ego psychology" is charged with neglecting the developmental factor. In going beyond these views Schachtel makes his contribution to a fuller understanding of the human situation. A clear and well-written book.--K. H.
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    Nicolai Hartmann Und Das Ende der Ontologie. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):802-803.
    By means of an analysis of Nicolai Hartmann's thought, the author attempts to show that his and, indeed, all ontological projects are unable to develop criteria showing why a certain ontology should be preferred over another. The reason for this is sought in the "gnoseo-ontological circle"--the fact that all attempts to state such criteria already imply a commitment to a certain ontology. It is impossible to appeal beyond this circle. Consequently, the only remaining choice is between skepticism and the path (...)
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    Philosophie der Geschichten. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):360-360.
    In this interesting book Schapp presents in a systematic way his philosophy of "stories." Man is to him a being caught inextricably in a net of stories; philosophy attempts to show the place which these stories have in a universal story. The starting point of all philosophy has to be stories in which the individual finds himself. --K. H.
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    Spontaneität Und Zeitlichkeit. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (4):664-664.
    Stressing the importance of Kant's revisions in the second edition of the Critique, the author advances the thesis that being-in-itself is determinable as a spontaneity which determines the manifold in time. A well-written, stimulating, and highly speculative study of time and spontaneity in Kant's thought.--K. H.
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    Causality: The Place of the Causal Principle in Modern Science. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):186-186.
    A clear, thorough, and suggestive study of causality, by one who has an intimate knowledge of both science and philosophy. In the first part the author discusses different formulations of the causal principle and then proceeds to attack the empirical and the romantic views of causality. In the third part of the study the claims for the "linearity," "uni-directionality," "externality" of causality and the impossibility of novelty are critically analyzed. In the last part the author discusses the role of philosophy (...)
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    Die Hauptprobleme der Erkenntnistheorie MIT Besonderer Berücksichtigung der Naturwissenschaften. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):360-360.
    The brevity of the book prevents it from being more than an introduction to some epistemological problems. As such it is useful; Schneider has succeeded in sketching in a few pages an amazing number of different epistemological positions, paying some attention to modern scientific developments.--K. H.
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    Thought and Being: An Inquiry Into the Nature of Knowledge. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):190-190.
    Equidistant from the analysts and the existentialists, the author attempts to analyze the nature of knowledge in the light of science, art, and morality. Mercier differentiates between "judicial" and "essential" or "mystical" knowledge, both being genuine apprehensions of truth. The greater part of the study is concerned with the former which is discussed in its "discursive," "idealistic," "pragmatic," and "formal" aspects.--K. H.
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    Die Normative Wertethik in Ihrer Beziehung Zur Erkenntnis Und Zur Idee der Menschheit. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):358-358.
    A brilliant work which shows a thorough command of the relevant literature. His phenomenological method leads Krohn to irreducible norms which possess a certain coercive power, pointing thus to a transempirical other in which they are rooted and which justifies our belief in them. The argument is introduced by a discussion of ethical negativism, naturalism, and subjectivism and develops through a consideration of classical ethics and its deepening through Christian and phenomenological insights. --K. H.
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    Biblical Exegesis in the Qumran Texts. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):355-355.
    While helping to form a general conception of the atmosphere out of which the Qumran texts and the New Testament arose, this brief study emphasizes the basic differences between the two.--K. H.
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    Die Ontologie der Logik Und der Psychologie. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):494-494.
    A critical concern with Kant's treatment of appearance and reality gives rise to this fascinating study. The first part contains the author's speculations about the relationships between appearance and the totally different other. In the second and third parts Samuel discusses a number of logical and psychological theories in the light of these "meontological" investigations, thereby developing his own views.--K. H.
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    Protestant Thought: From Rousseau to Ritschl. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):354-354.
    A translation of eleven of the chapters of Die Protestantische Theologie im 19. Jahrhundert. Omits chapters on the minor Protestant theologians of the 19th century who are far more representative of Protestant thought than some of the more famous ones included. Also omitted are the chapters on theology and on Protestant theology in the 18th century. Enough, though, is left to make this a very stimulating book. Barth is usually entertaining and at times, brilliant.--K. H.
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    Hegel. Die Gebrochene Mitte. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):358-359.
    In this fascinating study van der Meulen undertakes to show that the Hegelian view of spirit and history is untenable. The critique is extended to Marx's theories. Throughout the work the Hegelian views are contrasted with the more dualistic position of Kant.--K. H.
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    Reason and the Nature of Things: Reflections on the Cognitive Function of Philosophy. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):189-189.
    Beginning with a discussion of the necessity of faith in reason, these Carus Lectures call attention to the fact that philosophy possesses a "reflexive" and a "non-reflexive subject-matter." In this latter respect it is like science, differing from it, however, in that it possesses a generic import." The author then goes on the develop his theory of "Dialectical Pluralism," grounding his argument mainly on a critical examination of Descartes, Berkeley, Kant, Leibniz, and Hegel.--K. H.
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    Atom Und Zelle: Ein Beitrag Zur Erörterung des Leib-Seele-Problems. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):191-191.
    Written by a chemist, this is a stimulating book. Following somewhat the line taken by men like P. Jordan, Sausgruber argues that "Democritean," mechanistic principles cannot account for life. This phenomenon forces us to look for a non-material spiritual element, which, the author believes, points to a supreme spirit.--K. H.
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    Darius the Mede: A Study in Historical Identification. [REVIEW]H. K. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):192-192.
    An attempt to justify the historical references to Darius the Mede in the Book of Daniel.--K. H.
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    H Katagwgh Twn Kupriwn.G. H. & K. P. Georgiades - 1938 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 58:101.
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    Protestant Thought: From Rousseau to Ritschl.K. H. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (2):354-354.
    A translation of eleven of the chapters of Die Protestantische Theologie im 19. Jahrhundert. Omits chapters on the minor Protestant theologians of the 19th century who are far more representative of Protestant thought than some of the more famous ones included. Also omitted are the chapters on theology and on Protestant theology in the 18th century. Enough, though, is left to make this a very stimulating book. Barth is usually entertaining and at times, brilliant.--K. H.
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    Darius the Mede: A Study in Historical Identification.K. H. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):192-192.
    An attempt to justify the historical references to Darius the Mede in the Book of Daniel.--K. H.
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    Reason and the Nature of Things: Reflections on the Cognitive Function of Philosophy.K. H. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):189-189.
    Beginning with a discussion of the necessity of faith in reason, these Carus Lectures call attention to the fact that philosophy possesses a "reflexive" and a "non-reflexive subject-matter." In this latter respect it is like science, differing from it, however, in that it possesses a generic import." The author then goes on the develop his theory of "Dialectical Pluralism," grounding his argument mainly on a critical examination of Descartes, Berkeley, Kant, Leibniz, and Hegel.--K. H.
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    Modern Science and Zeno's Paradoxes.H. P. K. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):158-159.
    "There are no paradoxes in mathematics," says Kurt Gödel. Moreover, Gödel seems to be right on this count. That is, there are no paradoxes, in the strict sense of the word, internal to the known and available body of mathematical knowledge. But while there are no paradoxes in mathematics, there certainly is an embarrassing bag of difficulties when we come to the application of mathematical concepts to the physical world. Of these, perhaps the most unruly offenders of all are the (...)
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    Contemporary Philosophy (La Philosophie Contemporaine). Volume II, Philosophy of Science.R. H. K. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (3):571-572.
    This second volume in the series designed to review the work done in various areas of philosophy during the period 1956-1966 is concerned with the philosophy of science. There are forty essays on a variety of topics in the philosophy of science describing the work done in that area in the past decade and a bibliography covering the same period. Most are in English, some in French or German. Some representative topics and their authors are: Laws, Models, Causality, Induction and (...)
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    Atomic Order: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Microphysics.R. H. K. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):739-739.
    The first part of this long two-part work is a history of the development of the modern theory of the atom from Dalton to the present. The second part offers philosophical reflections on this history beginning with a discussion of epistemological implications and following that with an account of ontological implications. The author deals with familiar questions about the reality of micro-particles, complementarity, indeterminism, the role of the observer and other topics. But he also discusses topics like holism, atomic order, (...)
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    Contemporary Philosophy (La Philosophie Contemporaine). Volume I, Logic and Foundations of Mathematics.R. H. K. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (3):570-571.
    This is the first of a number of volumes designed to review the philosophical work which has been done in various areas of philosophy between the years 1956 and 1966. It succeeds an earlier three volume publication entitled Philosophy in the Mid-Century which covered the period from 1949 to 1955. This first volume in the series covers the fields of logic, philosophical logic, foundations and philosophy of mathematics. For anyone interested in these fields, the book is an indispensable guide. The (...)
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    Intension and Decision: A Philosophical Study.R. H. K. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (1):180-180.
    In this work R. M. Martin carries his semiotical studies into the fields of intensional semantics and pragmatics, dealing with such philosophically important concepts as meaning, preference, reasonableness and indifference. The crucial notion is that of the meaning or intension of an expression. Two major categories are distinguished, objective intensions and subjective intensions. To deal with objective intensions an intensional semantics is developed as an extension of denotational semantics in the tradition of Tarski, Carnap and Martin's earlier Truth and Denotation. (...)
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    Geometry and Chronometry in Philosophical Perspective.R. H. K. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (1):130-130.
    As Max Jammer has rightly said, contemporary discussion of the metrical properties of space have been dominated in recent years by the work of Adolf Grünbaum. One of Grünbaum's most important essays in this area, "Geometry, Chronometry and Empiricism" is reprinted in its entirety as the first chapter of this work. The third and final chapter is a lengthy reply to Hilary Putnam who published a critique of Grünbaum's original essay in 1963. Putnam's criticisms have not led Grünbaum to substantially (...)
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