Philosophy in Process

Vol. 7, P. 2

By Paul Weiss

Series: SUNY series in Philosophy
Paperback : 9780887060823, 282 pages, October 1985
Hardcover : 9780887060809, 282 pages, October 1985

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Philosophy in Process, Volume 7, Part II continues the publication of the working journals, the intellectual diary of one of the greatest modern metaphysicians. It represents the unique opportunity to experience him at work, thinking critically about his past writings and breaking ground in the creation of new works.

Paul Weiss is the Heffer Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He has published more than twenty books. His Philosophy in Process, Volume 8, is also published by SUNY Press.


"Paul Weiss is a national resource at a time when most philosophers are narrow, technical, and obscure. Philosophy is for him a life's activity. This journal, even more than his systematic books, is the expression of philosophy in him.

"Here we see his restless mind, taking up one question after another, never satisfied with his own previous rendering. It is vital to philosophical education that these qualities of mind be exhibited at a time when 'philosophy' too often implies a finished statement with all its motives concealed.

"I am dazzled by Weiss's vigor, insight, and persistence. He is a Socrates, never willing to let go, obliging the rest of us to defend ourselves. This quality is the one that no intelligent public can ignore or deny. " — David Weissman