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  1.  58
    The Scientific Image. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (3):636-638.
    The doctrine of scientific realism has once again come into the center of attention for many philosophers of science, although of course the approaches, arguments, and emphases have somewhat changed. This book is an excellent entree to the current debates on this topic, as seen by van Fraassen who is probably the most direct and severe opponent of scientific realism. What is at stake is nothing less than the ultimate goal of science and the significance of its theories.
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    A Realist Theory of Science. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1980 - Review of Metaphysics 33 (3):619-620.
    First published in 1975 by Leeds Books Ltd., this second, revised edition adds only a short, twelve page Postscript and an Index. The former replies to reviews of the original edition by clarifying the use of two key terms, by commenting on its principal weaknesses, and by indicating the direction of further work required by the position advocated.
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    Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (2):349-349.
    During the past decade some of the most provocative and controversial disputes concerning the philosophy and history of science have centered about the work of Thomas Kuhn and Sir Karl Popper. One, therefore, looks with anticipation to this volume which is based on a symposium held in July, 1965 where Kuhn, Popper and several of Popper's former students met for an intellectual confrontation. But the result is depressing. The volume is an editorial mess. Two of the main scheduled speakers never (...)
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    Critique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right'. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (1):131-132.
    Despite the enormous and growing interest in Marx and the availability of Marx's writing in paperback, it is scandalous how little care has been taken in producing careful texts and English translations of Marx's work. O'Malley's edition is an outstanding exception. It is carefully and intelligently edited. The result makes available an extremely interesting text of Marx. A number of scholars have already argued that in this early critique, one can discover some of the earliest formulations of distinctive Marxian themes. (...)
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    Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (4):681-681.
    A new translation which is eminently readable and extremely accurate. Much of the awkwardness and unnecessary obscurity of the Ogden translation has been eliminated. The comprehensive index which combines both English and German expressions is designed to meet the special problems involved in understanding the Tractatus. Unfortunately Russell's introduction to the 1922 edition is reproduced without any indication of the controversy concerning Russell's interpretation, or subsequent interpretations of the Tractatus.--R. J. B.
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    Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):150-150.
    A provocative collection of technical and popular essays dealing with a variety of scientific and political topics which Popper has treated in his major works. For the most part Popper develops, sharpens, and extends to new areas, themes which he has already explored. The major theme running through the essays is that knowledge grows by unjustified and unjustifiable anticipations, guesses and conjectures. These are controlled by criticisms and refutations. Theories can never be positively justified; they can only prove to be (...)
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    The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (1):153-153.
    A sampler of Russell's writings from 1963 to 1959 which provides representative selections from his multifarious writings. The book is designed more for the general reader than for the scholar interested in piecing together the complex mosaic of the man and his work. There is a preface by Bertrand Russell. Handsomely printed, the total effect shows once again how unique and many-sided is this twentieth-century intellectual explorer.--R. J. B.
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    The Explanation of Behavior. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (2):387-387.
    The central issue that concerns Taylor is the opposition between the claims of mechanistic and teleological explanation of human behavior. This presupposes that we are clear about what is at issue here. The first part of this book is dedicated to a conceptual untangling of the skein of issues involved. Taylor then turns to a careful examination of the mechanistic type of explanation characteristic of behavioristically oriented psychologies. He argues that these fail to account adequately for distinctively human behavior. But (...)
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    Linguistics in Philosophy.J. B. R. - 1970 - New Scholasticism 44 (3):469-469.
    During the first half of the present century a number of outstanding philosophers realized that language theory could profitably be viewed as far more than merely a means of studying one among the many human faculties, or merely sharpening the tool we use to philosophize - they realized that there is a sense in which philosophy of language comprises (almost) the whole of philosophy. This was the famous linguistic turn: philosophers came to accept that everything that is is in a (...)
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    Marx's Concept of Man. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (1):191-191.
    Includes the best and most complete English translation of Marx's controversial Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844 by T. B. Bottomore. Fromm in his introductory essay argues that Marx's philosophy of man is to be found in these manuscripts; it is a "spiritual existentialism in secular language." Fromm skirts some difficult problems of Marxist interpretation, and the concept of man that is attributed to Marx resembles the sentimental socialism which Marx so bitterly attacked.--R. J. B.
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    The "Mental" and the "Physical.". [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):752-752.
    This paperback consists of a reprint of Feigl's now famous paper published originally in Volume II of the Minnesota Studies in the Philosophy of Science and a short postscript written ten years after. When Feigl first published his article, his main concern was to show that linguistic philosophy had not succeeded in showing that the problems involved in understanding mind and body were linguistic pseudo-problems. And he developed in great detail the outlines of a proposed solution to the problems. The (...)
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    Zettel. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (1):158-158.
    In the past few years there has been an attempt to publish a variety of Wittgenstein's unpublished notes, scraps, and clippings. While the publication of his early Notebooks was an important contribution for understanding Wittgenstein's Tractarian period, the value of some of the other material published is dubious. The Zettel consists of a collection of fragments that Wittgenstein himself put in a box-file. Many of the clippings are taken from other manuscripts and most of these are taken from typescripts dictated (...)
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    Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):756-756.
    It is difficult to see what is the purpose of this collection of articles. Numerous full-length works have appeared dealing with various aspects of Wittgenstein's philosophy as well as several anthologies of articles about Wittgenstein. While the articles here are of a high quality and were written especially for this volume, there seems to be no principle of unity or selection here. Winch's introduction stresses the unity of Wittgenstein's philosophy, but it is too brief to resolve the many questions which (...)
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    Morality and the Language of Conduct. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):312-312.
    Nine essays by leading American analytic philosophers. Frankena's article describes the recent changes of orientation in ethical inquiry and delineates the various positions advocated. Though there is little that is radically new in these essays, they are all of high quality. The essays are not representative of the variety of positions sketched by Frankena and the volume lacks any real unity. The price is outrageous and defeats the purpose of making these articles readily available.--R. J. B.
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    Sense and Sensibilia. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (4):673-673.
    A series of lectures reconstructed by G. J. Warnock from manuscript notes, in which Austin criticizes and exposes some of the standard arguments in the discussion of "sense-data." The cumulative effect of this small classic is to show the confusions which have infected the appeal to "sense-data," and to question the significance of such a concept.--R. J. B.
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    The American Pragmatists. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 14 (4):728-729.
    Pragmatism is interpreted broadly to permit selections from Emerson, James, Peirce, Holmes, Dewey, Mead, Bridgman, Lewis, Kallen, and Hook. A short introduction and bibliography is supplied for each author.--R. J. B.
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    The Methods of Ethics. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (3):587-587.
    A reprint of this important classic which still reads with freshness and relevance to contemporary ethical discussion.--R. J. B.
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    The Bounds of Sense: An Essay on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (3):562-562.
    The key word in the title of this book is "essay," for Strawson has not written an introduction to Kant, nor a commentary on the Critique. It would be closer to truth to say that Strawson has attempted to extract and to translate into a contemporary idiom what he takes to be philosophically important in the Critique. Kant's major positive achievement, according to Strawson, is the partial carrying out of a certain program, viz., "that of determining the fundamental general structure (...)
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    Frontiers of Science and Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 16 (4):808-809.
    Papers by Hempel, Sellars, Caspari, Grünbaum and Feyerabend are included in this new series of lectures in the philosophy of science given at the University of Pittsburgh. Hempel defends his theory of historical explanation against recent critics; Sellars' exciting paper is the best introduction to the philosophic viewpoint that he has developed during the past fifteen years; Grünbaum argues that the problem of the nature of time belongs to physics; and Feyerabend surveys the present state of philosophic problems of quantum (...)
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    Wittgenstein: The Philosophical Investigations. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):557-557.
    During the past decade no philosopher in the Anglo-Saxon world has been so thoroughly discussed, explicated and criticized as has been Wittgenstein. The Tractatus and the Tractarian period have been the subject of numerous articles, more than a half dozen books and commentaries, and an anthology of articles. Now Pitcher has collected some of the best articles that have been primarily concerned with the Investigations. Starting with Quinton's overview excerpted from his "Contemporary British Philosophy," and the important critical notices by (...)
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    Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 14 (3):569-569.
    A new and extremely readable translation of one of Kant's early works that helps to correct the austere picture of Kant which emerges from a concern only with his critical philosophy. Kant's observations on the differences between the sexes, and his classification of national characteristics are especially delightful. The entire work shows Kant in a more empirical mood than is to be found in the Critiques. The translator's introduction is helpful for understanding Kant's personality and early work, though the brief (...)
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    Review: Wolff, Kant's Theory of Mental Activity: A Commentary on the Transcendental Analytic of the Critique of Pure Reason. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (3):484-484.
    A brilliant attempt to show how the Transcendental Deduction can be construed as a strict logical deduction. Using Kemp Smith's "pathwork" theory in a novel way, Wolff organizes his commentary around four versions of the main argument which reflect Kant's increasing philosophic subtlety. The heart of the commentary is an analysis of synthesis as a rule-directed mental activity. Throughout there is a judicious balance of historical, textual and philosophic analysis, making this a truly rich commentary.--R. J. B.
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  23. Must We Mean What We Say? [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (1):134-134.
    Cavell is one of the most gifted and sensitive philosophers who has been influenced by Wittgenstein and Austin. He is no slavish disciple but an intelligent and perceptive interpreter of the contemporary sensibility. Six of the ten essays have already appeared in print and some have already become intellectual gems. In "The Availability of Wittgenstein's Later Philosophy," Cavell better than most has managed to capture and convey the spirit and the intensity of the later Wittgenstein. The title essay is the (...)
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  24. Studies in Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (3):476-476.
    A medley of sensible and informative papers ranging over Advaita Vedanta, the similarities of Eastern and Western philosophy, and social problems of contemporary India.--R. J. B.
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    Architecture and Politics in Germany: 1918-1945. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (2):381-381.
    The precise relationships between ideology and cultural policies is a topic of interest to any philosopher concerned with culture. In this fascinating study, the author explores the background of Nazi ideology and policies concerning architecture. Lane persuasively shows how Nazi policies were influenced and inherited from the ideological disputes that surrounded "modern" tendencies in architecture during the Weimar period, especially those disputes concerning the Bauhaus. She also traces the devious paths whereby the social significance of architecture became an issue of (...)
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    A Companion to Wittgenstein's "Tractatus.". [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (1):149-149.
    During the past few years there has appeared an enormous amount of secondary literature dealing with various aspects of the Tractatus. In the main, the purpose animating this scholarship has been a search for a coherent interpretation or key to the Tractatus. Those who have looked forward to the appearance of Black's book for a definitive interpretation of the Tractatus will be disappointed. For Black is not primarily concerned with arguing for a definitive, coherent interpretation. Instead, this book is a (...)
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    A Hundred Years of Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):546-546.
    Passmore is one of the most outstanding historians of the contemporary philosophical scene. He seems to have read everything, digested it, and has an uncanny ability to empathize with diverse philosophical viewpoints and elucidate them in a clear, witty, cogent style. Although the first three quarters of this revised edition is basically the same as earlier editions, we now have additions to his account of Ayer, Popper, Wittgenstein and Sartre; enlarged sections on Austin, Jaspers and Heidegger; a new section on (...)
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    An Introduction to Hegel's Metaphysics. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 24 (2):346-347.
    There are many signs of a renewed and increasing interest in Hegel. And gradually this is spreading to philosophy students, both graduate and undergraduate. In part, this has been stimulated by the affinity students feel with some of the intellectual orientations that have emerged from, or in reaction to, Hegelianism. In part, it represents a search for a richer intellectual base from which one can explore the pressing issues of our time. Considering the foreignness of the Hegelian idiom from Anglo-Saxon (...)
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    A Natural Theology for Our Time. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1968 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (1):146-146.
    Based on the 1964 Morse Lectures delivered at the Union Theological Seminary, this brief volume provides the best introduction to Hartshorne's defense of natural theology and the distinctive themes that he has developed in exploring religious and theological matters. Once again he calls for throwing off the intellectual chains in which the Aristotelian, so-called Platonic and neo-Platonic influences have confined theological discussion and for repudiating the claims of Hume and Kant concerning natural theology. Whether discussing the meaning of God, worship, (...)
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    Alfred North Whitehead: Essays on His Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):311-311.
    A fine collection of articles explaining, defending and criticizing Whitehead. Most of the articles have been published in the Journal of Philosophy, eight in the Whitehead Centennial Issue. But Kline has rounded out the collection by including several excellent articles written especially for this volume. A list of corrigenda to Process and Reality is included, as well as a previously unpublished letter from Whitehead to Hartshorne.--R. J. B.
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    Analyses of Theories and Methods of Physics and Psychology. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (1):140-140.
    The first three volumes of the Minnesota Studies have become recent classics. They contain some of the most important and philosophically suggestive papers published during the fifties and early sixties. Some of the discussions which are the basis of volume IV took place in 1966 and a number of the papers here seem "dated"--at least to the extent that discussion of the relevant issues has been superseded by publication in other places. There is still another tour de force by Paul (...)
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    A Study in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1961 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (1):193-194.
    Written in 1933 when the author was under the influence of logical positivism, but published only in 1961. Perhaps because the author did not at the time of writing have access to Wittgenstein's early notebooks, the study suffers from a lack of subtlety and appreciation of the problems that were preoccupying Wittgenstein when he wrote the Tractatus. It offers a general interpretation rather than a detailed explication of specific propositions. Of special interest is Maslow's attempt to show that the Tractatus (...)
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    Being-in-the-World. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 18 (1):171-171.
    This is much more than a translation of Binswanger's important papers. Needleman's stimulating introduction explicates the core of Binswanger's Daseinanalyse. Focusing his attention on what Needleman calls the "existential a priori," he attempts to show how Binswanger's thought is related to the tradition of Kant, Husserl and Heidegger. In a suggestive analysis of the nature of explanation, Needleman also argues that Binswanger's Daseinanalyse complements Freudian psychoanalysis. A well-designed study which serves as an excellent introduction to the thought of Binswanger and (...)
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    Beyond Ideology: The Revival of Political Theory. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):752-753.
    Despite the lament of the decline and even the death of political theory, Germino contends that "the revival of political theory is one of the momentous intellectual and cultural developments of our time." The neglect of this revival is, in part, due to the myopia and false conception of political theory by modern political scientists and positivistically orientated philosophers. After criticizing the proponents of the "alleged decline" of political theory, Germino sketches a view of political theory as a tradition of (...)
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    Between Science and Philosophy: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):765-766.
    In his preface, Smart tells us that there are three types of treatises on the philosophy of science: the philosopher's philosophy of science, "baby" philosophy of science, and the scientist's philosophy of science. He classifies his own attempt as "a not too technical scientist's philosophy of science." But this book is an excellent introduction to contemporary philosophy of science for anyone interested in the topic. Smart writes lucidly and has the gift of carrying the reader from the most elementary issues (...)
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    Bibliographic Sources of Existential Thought. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):531-531.
    An extensive bibliography of existential literature published in English covering the fields of art, literature, philosophy, psychiatry, and theology.--R. J. B.
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    Critique de la Raison Dialectique. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):529-529.
    Ever since the publication of L'Etre et le Néant in 1942, the intellectual world has awaited the promised publication of Sartre's ethics and political philosophy. During this period Sartre became deeply involved in politics and has moved closer to the Communist line. Now we have this massive volume which is designed to pave the way toward a reconciliation of Existentialism and Marxism. In a manner reminiscent of Hegel, Sartre traces the dialectical passage from the individual through the series --"a plurality (...)
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    Classics in Logic. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1963 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (2):311-311.
    A hodgepodge of selections from Abailard to Zabarella, lacking any of the scholarly care which might have made it a useful volume.--R. J. B.
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    Cartesian Linguistics: A Chapter in the History of Rationalist Thought. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 20 (3):539-539.
    The excitement generated among philosophers by Chomsky's work arises not only from his contributions to the study of language but also from the ramifications of his work for general issues of epistemology and the philosophy of science. Chomsky has been attacking cherished dogmas of empiricism and its ally, behaviorism. He has suggested that Descartes—the favorite whipping boy of contemporary philosophers—and his theory of innate ideas provide a fruitful starting point for understanding and appreciating recent work in transformational linguistics. In this (...)
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    Collection: Papers by Bernard Lonergan, S.J. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):167-167.
    Among young liberal Catholic intellectuals, Lonergan is held in extremely high esteem. His philosophic treatise, Insight, is considered to be the important philosophic book where Thomism genuinely encounters contemporary secular philosophy. But outside this circle of Catholic intellectuals Lonergan's thought is barely known. This collection of articles does reflect the comprehensiveness and depth of his thought. Papers range over intricate theological discussions of the Assumption, Christ, marriage, the role of a Catholic university in the modern world, and technical philosophic issues (...)
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    Contemporary Readings in Logical Theory. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (2):383-383.
    Normal texts and courses in logic are usually so preoccupied with the teaching of techniques that there is little opportunity to discuss some of the interesting and provocative issues in logical theory and the philosophy of logic. This book of readings is designed to supplement a course in symbolic logic. While there are few surprises or novelties here, there is a helpful selection from the writings of Frege, Russell, Strawson, Quine, Carnap, Von Wright, and others. The short introductions to the (...)
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    Communism: Why It is and How It Works. [REVIEW]J. B. R. & T. P. Neil - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):807-807.
    It is an interesting fact of our time that some of the best studies of communism and Marxism have been written by Catholic scholars. This book, based on a series of television programs in St. Louis aims at presenting an historical and theoretical understanding of the emergence of Marxism and the development of Communism. Written for the intelligent lay reader as an introduction to a complex subject, the treatment is lucid and balanced.—R. J. B.
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    Descartes: A Study of His Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):754-755.
    Descartes plays a strange role in modern philosophy. Called the "father" of modern philosophy, he is more like a Freudian father where his "sons" feel the need to overthrow him. Perhaps no other philosopher has been "refuted" more than Descartes has. Indeed, a unifying characteristic of many diverse contemporary philosophic movements has been its anti-Cartesianism. But as so often happens in the history of philosophy, we are coming to realize that Descartes himself was not a "Cartesian." This study which is (...)
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    Dr. S. Radhakrishnan: Souvenir Volume. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):821-821.
    Seventy six papers collected together to honor Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the philosopher-statesman of India. The selection of papers reflects Radhakrishnan's life long task of encouraging a genuine encounter between the thought of the east and the west.—R. J. B.
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    Explanation and Human Action. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1967 - Review of Metaphysics 21 (1):161-161.
    Considering the vast amount that has been written about "explanation" and "human action," one wonders what remains to be said. But this book is distinguished by the radicalness of the author's point of view. An alternative title might have been, Is Social Science Based On a Mistake? The answer here is an insistent yes. Surveying the social sciences, including psychology, sociology, political science, economics, etc., Louch argues that these disciplines are involved in radical conceptual confusions. The chief difficulty stems from (...)
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    Early Essays and Leibniz's New Essays. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):750-750.
    Throughout his life, Dewey emphasized the importance of developmental categories. The question naturally arises, what were Dewey's philosophic beginnings? Traditionally, this has been answered by saying that Dewey started as a Hegelian. But the truth is that Dewey did not start his philosophic career as a Hegelian. This fine edition of Dewey's earliest papers and his book on Leibniz provides the reader with an excellent opportunity to study Dewey's first attempts in philosophy. We find Dewey beginning his philosophic career with (...)
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    Early German Philosophy: Kant and His Predecessors. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1970 - Review of Metaphysics 23 (4):738-738.
    Recently there has been a growing interest in German philosophy, but most of this interest has focused on Kant and his successors. With the exception of Leibniz, most Anglo-Saxon philosophers are ignorant of what happened in German thought before Kant. Beck has written a model history of German philosophy from Albertus Magnus to Kant. He brings enormous erudition and good judgment to the task. He clarifies for us historical relations and continuities without succumbing to the temptation of writing short atomistic (...)
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    Essays in Philosophy. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1966 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (4):821-821.
    Fifty two scholars from the east and west have contributed essays to this volume presented to T. M. P. Mahadevan, head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Madras on his fiftieth birthday. Although the range of papers is broad, collectively they present an overview of the diverse currents in traditional and contemporary Indian philosophy. A bibliography of Mahadevan's writings is also included.—R. J. B.
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    Explorations in Transactional Psychology. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1962 - Review of Metaphysics 15 (3):532-532.
    A collection of experimental papers focusing on problems of visual perception treated from a transactional viewpoint where "the perceiving mechanism and the stimulus configuration are merely integrally related parts, and in which the assumptions, needs, values and purposes of the perceiver are equally important." Though some of the general conclusions drawn do not seem fully warranted, the experiments themselves are fascinating, showing the varied factors influencing perception. --R. J. B.
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    Explanation in the Behavioral Sciences: Confrontations. [REVIEW]J. B. R. - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (1):141-141.
    This is an intelligently designed collection of essays dealing with a variety of key issues that are in the foreground of reflection on the social and behavioral sciences. The format followed is an ideal one: a key paper, a comment by a critic, and a reply. Thus, for example, Charles Taylor explains and defends teleological explanation of behavior and engages in an exchange with Robert Borger; and Noam Chomsky reviews the problems of explanation in linguistics and is challenged by Max (...)
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