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    De la Dyade À l'Unite Par la triadeDe la Dyade a l'Unite Par la Triade.E. C. K., W. L. Dulière & W. L. Duliere - 1967 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 87 (2):213.
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    Ortega y Gasset: An Outline of His Philosophy. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (1):165-166.
    A remarkably condensed statement of the main features of Ortega's philosophy, organized "biographically" around three stages of his intellectual development, termed "objectivism," "perspectivism," and "ratio-vitalism," with chief attention given to the last. The presentation is marked by a soberness unusual in writers on Ortega. As a result, a certain fairness and balance are achieved, yet not at the cost of any adequacy to the vitality of Ortega's own thought.--L. K. B.
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    Spiritualismo Gnoseologico E Metafisico. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):346-346.
    A disciple's exposition of the semi-mystical system of Msgr. Mario Sturzo, drawing solely on the latter's La Filosofia dell' Avvenire. Supposedly a critical re-thinking of the system, the author proposes with an air of daring to alter some of Sturzo's verbal formulas. --L. K. B.
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    Combinatory Logic. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):187-187.
    The first volume of a projected two-volume treatise which will provide for the first time a systematic and comprehensive exposition of an important branch of mathematical logic. Previously published research is integrated and revised in the light of later results, and much new material is presented. Highly technical and, even in introductory sections, extraordinarily dense in style, this is a work for specialists. An important contribution.--L. K. B.
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    Espacio, Tiempo y Paridad. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):493-493.
    A technical but lucid and relatively elementary discussion of the development of the physical concepts of space and time and the bearing of the parity hypothesis of Lee and Yang on the future course of this development.--L. K. B.
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    Metafisica de la Expresion. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):350-350.
    Begins with a critique of traditional metaphysics and of modern natural science, disclosing a common root in the more basic fact of creative symbolic expression, which is held to be the key to a radical and rectifying refounding of metaphysics. Expression and symbolization, are held to be essentially constitutive of human existence, of knowledge and of the known, and to be historical communal and creative. The merit of the work is in facing the question of the import for metaphysics of (...)
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    Los Factores Mentales de Spearman y Las Potencias Escolasticas. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (1):174-174.
    In a critical study of the factor-analytical theory of knowledge of the psychologist C. E. Spearman, the author tries to show that many so-called discoveries of modern psychology are mere elementary and unconscious repetitions of the older but much clearer Thomistic concepts.--L. K. B.
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    On the Epistemology of the Inexact Sciences. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):188-188.
    On the basis of a re-examination of the status of laws, evidence, confirmation, prediction and explanation in sciences, social as well as physical, in which the reasoning processes are not fully formalized-this informative, pioneering monograph sketches a new epistemological orientation. It emphasizes the development of specifically predictive instrumentalities, regarding which new possibilities are explored and further areas of research suggested.--L. K. B.
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    Il Problema Dell'arte E Della Bellezza in Plotino. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (1):163-163.
    A sympathetic exposition, carefully documented, of the meaning and function of aesthetic concepts in the Enneads. The Plotinian dialectic is compared to the artistic process. Aesthetic experience is found analogous to the mystical, and artistic intuition similar to ecstasy.--L.K.B.
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    Los Veinte Temas Que He Cultivado En Los Cincuenta Anos de Mi Labor Filosofica. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):193-193.
    A dry record, without argument, of conclusions reached on a wide variety of topics through fifty years of scholastic philosophizing.--L. K. B.
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    The Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (3):541-542.
    This first volume of a projected two volume work deals with "science in general," which is understood to include theology and philosophy. The first two chapters analyze the concept of a science and issue in a descriptive definition which is then developed in subsequent chapters; among the topics of this development are abstraction as an intellectual operation, the necessity of scientific statements, induction and deduction, hypothesis and theory. The book presents neither an investigation of particular sciences nor epistemological arguments in (...)
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    An Introduction to Principles of Right Reason. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):349-349.
    This textbook, oriented toward non-majors in philosophy, aims to provide an understanding not merely of forms of valid and invalid inference but also of the cognitive situation, of the methods of successful "problem-solving thought" and of the role of language therein. Great emphasis is thus placed on semiotics, which is integrated with the material from methodology and logic by considerations from general theory of knowledge. The whole presentation is marked by innovations, both pedagogical and theoretical. Most of the material of (...)
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    In The Last Analysis. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (4):715-715.
    A thoughtful inventor-businessman's statement of the simple truth about the world: All is energy, with causal order everywhere, and with such forces dominating as to justify optimistic trust in the necessary course of events.--L. K. B.
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    Pedro Henriquez Urena. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (3):512-512.
    Three short essays on the personality and thought of the Spanish American philologist and humanist, brought together on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his death.--L. K. B.
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    Theme For Reason. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):352-353.
    A timely and competently argued case for a broadened conception of rationality, this book attacks the currently orthodox dogma that rational justification must proceed according to the model either of logico-mathematical deduction or "piecemeal inductive engineering," and tries positively to clarify the concept of such justification in important cases where these models are inadequate. The use of reason is considered first in the context of political theory, then in ethics, finally in terms of generalized philosophical methodology. The traditional modes of (...)
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    The Integration of Human Knowledge. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):493-494.
    Any hopes roused by an informed philosopher's undertaking a task of such importance as this title indicates are quickly reduced to perplexity. Professor Reiser's "Scientific Humanism" turns out to be a sort of "philosophy-fiction" picture of the universe, woven out of concepts from an astounding variety of fields--semantics, logic, philosophy of mathematics, topology, cybernetics, relativity theory, social engineering, quantum mechanics, parapsychology, etc.--L. K. B.
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    I Valori Fra la Metafisica E la Storia. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):342-343.
    Five previously published articles dealing with various topics in philosophy of history. They center on the problem of a metaphysics adequate to a radical emphasis on history over against nature and to a conception of values as emergent through history.--L. K. B.
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    Logic Without Metaphysics and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (1):166-166.
    A collection of thirty essays and reviews published previously over the past twenty-five years, marked by Nagel's characteristic ease and clarity of style. Submitted as on the whole expressing a consistent philosophical outlook, as illustrating a sound method of philosophical analysis, and as outlining "the essential rationale for the logic of contextualistic naturalism," these essays and reviews provide a historical perspective on the development of American naturalism and analytic philosophy.--L. K. B.
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    Man at the Crossroads. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (4):694-694.
    This well-translated and slightly revised edition of El Hombre en la Encrucijada approaches the problem of social crisis and creative integration of conflicting strains into higher "forms of material and spiritual life" with Spanish intimacy and terseness and with wide erudition in unusual combination with a sense of reality. Part II treats the modern period as a series of crises, roughly describable as the inception, spread, and ultimate failure of secular, scientific intellectualism. This work combines the usual "cultural heritage" and (...)
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    A Philosopher Looks at Science. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (1):189-189.
    This elementary introduction aims "to present a unified picture of Science"; it shows little concern for serious argument or alternative positions.--L. K. B.
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    Il Metodo Della Filosofia. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):353-353.
    A collection of essays on various aspects of philosophy of science, written around the turn of the century by a perceptive historian of science and methodologist who, under the influence of Peirce, Mach and Peano, anticipated many basic doctrines of the later semantically oriented analytic philosophy. The short introduction discusses Vailati's viewpoint in connection with his chief contemporaries; a brief biography and bibliography are provided. --L. K. B.
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    The Structure of Christian Ethics. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):495-495.
    Not a philosophical analysis or explication, this compact, lyrical study remains deliberately within the "organic" categories of biblical speech--which it is part of its purpose to exemplify--and with considerable success communicates the Christian conception of ethical life as man's response to God's self-revealing activity in history, to be understood only in terms of "the living continuity between man-in-God and man-in-man."--L. K. B.
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    Heimsoeth, Studien Zur Philosophie Immanuel Kant: Metaphysische Ursprünge Und Ontologische Grundlagen.K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (3):539-539.
    This volume brings together flux essays by an eminent scholar on the origins, development, and import of Kant's philosophy, chiefly in its metaphysical aspects. Four of these were separately published between 1924 and 1926, but until now have been difficult to obtain, despite great demand. Their appearance here will be welcomed. The thesis emerging from these studies is that the critical philosophy originates in metaphysical probings concerning the nature and presuppositions of being, and issues in doctrines which, despite psychological, epistemological, (...)
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    El Positivismo Argentino, Pensamiento Filosofica y Sociologico. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 13 (4):705-705.
    A characterization of the categories and theoretical orientation of Argentine "positivism" --in a broad but classical sense, amounting roughly to the identification of knowledge with the conclusions of experimental science--carried out through an historical study of the origins, development, and doctrines of indigenous philosophical and sociological theories. --L. K. B.
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    Lógica Matemática. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (1):180-180.
    By confining themselves to elementary principles, the authors manage to cover with an appropriate balance of simplicity and rigor a wider range of materials than is common in so readable an introduction. There is an emphasis on logic as a syntax for language. Though not a text book, the work meets very well the authors' aim of "presenting to Spanish speaking readers, in a succinct, clear, and rigorous manner, the fundamental themes of the discipline."--L. K. B.
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    Our Cultural Heritage. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (4):718-719.
    To the task undertaken here of articulating the common values and goals which should be ours as heirs of Western culture, Greene brings a scholarly grasp of the history of ideas, a sensitive insight into the actual ideals of our nation, and a responsible concern for an honest and critical national self-understanding. The result is not novel; but it does offer a well expressed and compelling Christian, liberal social philosophy, stressing reverence for God, respect for man, and rich participation in (...)
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    On Selfhood and Godhood. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (3):512-512.
    Part I aims at the constructive establishment of a concept of the self to undergird the theologically indispensable concept of the soul. It begins with a judgment theory of cognition, from which a "substantival" subject is extracted. Having a creative power constituting it a free and responsible agent, this subject is related through moral consciousness and will to an objective moral order. Part II, concerned with the problem of God and the objective validity of religious belief, begins in religion as (...)
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    Truth is An Error of Fact. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):351-351.
    An etymological proof of the title; presented in a "spirit of fun" and to be taken in the same spirit.--L. K. B.
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    Physics and Metaphysics of Music and Essays on the Philosophy of Mathematics. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):352-352.
    The chief of these five essays is the effort of a composer and conductor, deeply attached to Kant and widely read in mathematics and popularized physics, to disclose in "music's innate design" a key to the nature of "subliminal" reality, the "Ever Present." Result: both the order of music and the order of subliminal reality are elliptical. The accompanying essays, of chiefly biographical interest, present a philosophical critique of the new mathematics and geometry by a doctrinaire young Kantian. -- L. (...)
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    Some Problems in Logical Model-Theory. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):530-530.
    A mathematically valuable but technical contribution to the algebraic study of the semantics of formalized languages.--L. K. B.
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    The Way of Immortality. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 9 (4):702-703.
    An ebullient mixture of metaphors into a vision of a here-and-now realization of the potencies of the Spirit as it stretches out "celestial antennae" to contact the Dynamic Power of Life.--L. K. B.
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    Unamuno, Bosquejo de Una Filosofía. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (4):694-694.
    A rewritten version, following the same plan and theme, of the author's earlier work of the same title. New chapters are added on Unamuno's ideas of fiction and of reality. The bibliographical appendix, with brief comments, is brought up-to-date. The unifying stress is on the "incessant fluctuation" between opposites, such as reason and the irrational, as the source of Unamuno's originality. Sympathetically expository rather than critical, this brief sketch deliberately sacrifices precision and analysis for the sake of "interiorizacion"--probably the most (...)
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    The Social Dynamics of George H. Mead. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (2):366-366.
    This brief and valuable reconstruction of Mead's theory of social reality combines a carefully documented exposition of the development of Mead's thought with a philosophically critical examination of some of his major themes. Whereas most interpreters have typed Mead as a "social behaviorist," his theories are here rightly portrayed as transcending the behavioristic framework, moving "from a problematic empiricism toward an idealistic and subjectivistic account of the nature of social reality." The author finds unresolved "foundational confusions" in Mead's theories, however, (...)
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    A Philosophy of Potentiality. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (1):185-185.
    The needs of both metaphysics and art criticism for an understanding of creativity are approached here as a single task. The author illustrates his ontological principles in a study of D. H. Lawrence's conception of creative spontaneity. An unusual mixture of rigor, cryptic phrases, parapsychological fact-citing, and fanciful speculation.--L. K. B.
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    Coloquio Sobre El Problema Etico Del Cientifico. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):486-486.
    In a refreshingly direct paper and two critical replies, these writers try to work out a practicable criterion for the ethical judgments pressed upon scientists by the far-reaching effects of their work.--L. K. B.
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    Historia de la Filosofía Espanola: Filosofía Hispano-Musulmana, Tome I and II. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (4):693-693.
    Part of a series on Spanish philosophy, this work presents medieval Islamic philosophy from an unusual and consciously restricted perspective. This is most evident in the distribution of emphasis: Al-Kindi, Al-Zarabi, Algazel, even Avicenna are considered in the brief introductory discussion of "Oriental" Islamic philosophy, while the system of Averroes is treated in great detail as the culmination of a distinctly Spanish tradition. Not a definitive history of the subject, but a "scientific manual" of the present state of historical-philosophical knowledge, (...)
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    Limites y Contenido de la Metafisica. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (1):168-168.
    An over-compact but vivid metaphysical scheme woven out of categories such as process, endurance, self-realization, etc., and stressing a contrast between "cosmic" reality, a perpetual activity whose unity lies in the urge for endurance of which it is the self-realization, and "anthropocosmic" reality, a perishing complex of realized finite purposes. The vocabulary and style are obscure, and originality is more is evidence than fruitfulness.--L. K. B.
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    Soledad y Heroismo En la Vida de Dios. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):352-352.
    A metaphysical scheme which is both a philosophy and a personal religion, presented confessionally in four terse and lyrical essays. The basic concepts are authenticity, solitude, heroism, act, life and death. God is conceived as finite and multiple, engendered through history, "the fundamental meaning toward which converge the most intense fibres of the heroism which forms our history." --L. K. B.
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    La Metodologia New Rinnoversi Del Pensiero Contemporanea. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (2):343-343.
    A comparative methodological examination of neo-positivism and analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism. These are interpreted as springing from the cultural and existential crisis of our time, each responding to a genuine element of this crisis, and thus tending toward integration into a unified method by which modern thought can extricate itself from the crisis--a recognition of the logical analysis of language, tempered by phenomenology and an historical orientation, as the methodological basis of modern philosophy. Speculative metaphysics and cosmology are much (...)
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    La Nature Et la Portée de la Méthode Scientifique. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (3):545-545.
    This presentation of scientific methodology tries to avoid metaphysical issues without being unphilosophical. Drawing from a wide range of material, the book describes clearly but rather generally what empirical scientists are concerned with, how they proceed, what they accomplish. The five parts deal with the roles in science of definitions, physical laws and theories, induction, and the interplay of reason and immediate experience. Despite the slant indicated by the many quotations from St. Thomas and Aristotle--peculiarly but pleasantly combined with passages (...)
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    The Religions of Man. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (2):328-328.
    A notably successful presentation of the great religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity, as universally and concretely significant world-views. Though not quite suitable as a basic university text, the work is a masterpiece of teaching which will be found of value by scholar and student.--L. K. B.
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    A Philosophy of Tensions Among Values. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (3):544-544.
    This book claims to state a "method of polarity" whereby philosophy can be advanced significantly. This method presupposes a conception of knowledge as rooted in value and of truth as encompassing contrary or "contrapletive" positions. Finding in experience irreducible oppositions demanding a definite method of treatment, it prescribes for this a "calculus," which is then applied to "typical philosophical problems." A vast amount of reading --somewhat over-documented by more than four hundred citations and references--are brought to bear rather externally on (...)
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    Studi Pascaliani. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 11 (1):168-168.
    A philological examination of the text of the Pensées.--L. K. B.
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    The Role of Knowledge in Western Religion. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1959 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (3):493-493.
    Noting the shift from the old science-vs.-religion conflicts to the cooler query, "In what sense and to what extent, if any, does religion involve knowledge?" Randall surveys the history of the question on the way to developing his thesis. Religion is socially indispensable, he holds; in it beliefs function not primarily as expressions of truth but as non-cognitive symbols directing the group's "organized expression of the feelings, actions, and beliefs... centering around the emotionally significant and valuable elements of their social (...)
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    Utopía y Realidad En El Erasmismo Español. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (2):360-360.
    A brief study, through certain dialogues of Alfonso de Valdes, of the form taken by Erasmianism in the peculiar cultural milieu of 16th-century Spain.--L. K. B.
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    Histoire de la Philosophie Et Métaphysique; Aristotle, Saint Augustin, Saint Thomas, Hegel. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1957 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (4):727-727.
    A collection of six unrelated articles by as many authors. First come three scholarly studies, dealing with causality in Aristotle, St. Augustine's metaphysics of created being, and St. Thomas as a commentator on Aristotle. The fourth is an exposition of Hegel's views on scepticism. Next comes a reconstruction, within the scholastic spirit, of "classical formal logic." The concluding and most interesting article is a bibliographical survey of recent works in the history of ancient philosophies. --L. K. B.
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    Logic and the Nature of Reality. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1958 - Review of Metaphysics 12 (1):146-146.
    Although it deals with the important problem of the metaphysical implications of linguistic structure and the basis for selection of a cognitive language, and contains some interesting theses, this book is made almost useless by its imprecise and unclear argumentation and awkward style.--L. K. B.
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    Lengua y Estilo En El "Facundo.". [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (1):173-174.
    A literary re-appraisal of the style of the Argentine writer, Sarmiento. --L. K. B.
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    Tres Clases de Introduccion a la Filosofia de la Naturaleza. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (1):176-176.
    By an epistemological analysis of empirical science, physical and biological, as contrasted with metaphysics, the author tries to focus on the philosophy of nature as an irreducible science intermediate between the empirical and the metaphysical. Like the former, its object is specifically mobile being; but like the latter, it aims to apprehend the intelligible essence. A clear summary of an undogmatic neoscholastic critique of natural science.--L. K. B.
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    The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis. [REVIEW]K. B. L. - 1956 - Review of Metaphysics 10 (2):361-362.
    A reprint of Freud's lectures of 1910. In his philosophically critical preface, Allers briefly but effectively points up logical and scientific weaknesses in Freud's theories, attributes their peculiar success to the appealing ambiguity of approach as between the scientific and the historical, then finds their chief merit in furthering the recognition of man's "historicity."--L. K. B.
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