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1. The Review of Metaphysics: Volume > 63 > Issue: 1
Steven J. Jensen The Role of Teleology in the Moral Species
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Leo Elders The Aristotelian Commentaries of St. Thomas Aquinas
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Simon Lumsden Philosophy and the Logic of Modernity: Hegel’s Dissatisfied Spirit
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The paper argues against those who interpret Hegel's project as concerned above all with reconciliation.  These interpreters usually take reconciliation to be a historical achievement produced by thought moving along a self-correcting pathway.  On this view, modernity is its high point, since here Spirit is at home with itself, its freedom realized.  The paper argues that in Hegel's assessment of philosophy's role, Spirit's dissatisfaction is more fundamental than reconciliation, and hence philosophy cannot be considered as striving for an ultimate reconciliation and cannot be incorporated into a social theodicy.
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T. Allan Hillman Substantial Simplicity in Leibniz: Form, Predication, & Truthmakers
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This article attempts to determine how Leibniz might safeguard the simplicity of an individual substance (singular) while also retaining the view that causal powers (plural) are constitutive of said individual substance. I shall argue that causal powers are not to be understood as veritable parts of a substance in so far as such an account would render substances as unnecessarily complex. Instead, my proposal is that sense can be made of Leibniz’s metaphysical picture by appeal to truthmakers. In order to develop my argument I critically examine (a) Leibniz’s revival of the scholastic notion of substantial form, (b) his theory of accidents, and (c) his account of metaphysical predication, and argue that an application of truthmaker theory can satisfy each in accordance with his simplicity requirement on individual substances. 
5. The Review of Metaphysics: Volume > 63 > Issue: 1
Karen Ng Hegel’s Logic of Actuality
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Against the standard interpretation that Hegel's idealism, in particular speculative logic, should be understood as an extension of Kant's transcendental idealism, I argue that Hegel's Logic should be understood as a logic of actuality (Wirklichkeit). Rather than seeking to determine the necessary and merely formal conditions and categories for the knowledge of any possible object, speculative logic is the immanent and active process of determining the truth of actual objects and actuality itself. Through a discussion of the status of the transition between the Phenomenology and the Logic, as well as a detailed reading of Hegel’s treatment of the modal categories in the Doctrine of Essence, I seek to show how speculative logic offers a way to think the unity of a thing and its conditions without reverting to pre-critical metaphysics. By breaking down the traditional distinctions between actuality, possibility, necessity, and contingency, as well as demonstrating the necessity of contingency in the activity of thinking, I suggest that Hegel provides us with the categories necessary for a new understanding of the relation between thought and reality beyond the Kantian frame.
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