Volume 5, 2003

ISSN 1538-5795

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The Relevance of Zubiri  [pdf]

Primer acceso de Zubiri a la historia de la filosofía  [pdf]
Antonio Pintor-Ramos

Algunas reflexiones sobre la "formalidad", el "más" y el "hacia"  [pdf]
Ricardo Espinosa Lolas

Essenza formale dell’atto e del termine della fede, secondo il pensiero di Xavier Zubiri  [pdf]
Francisco-Xavier Sotil Baylos

Human Essence: Existential Concerns and Zubiri's Theory of Open Essence  [pdf]
Celeste Marie Weber Moore

Poder de lo real y “kairós” en la filosofía de Xavier Zubiri  [pdf]
Juan José García


Call for papers

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Editorial Review Board for Volume 5

Thomas Fowler, President, Xavier Zubiri Foundation of North America, Washington, DC, USA
Xavier Sotil Baylos, Rector, Seminario "Redemptoris Mater", Brasilia, Brazil
Guillerma Díaz Muñoz, Member, Centro de Enseñanzas Integradas, Zaragoza, Spain
Robert Young, Professor of English Literature, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Gary Gurtler, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Boston College, Boston, MA, USA

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The Xavier Zubiri Review is published annually as a service to the worldwide community of scholars interested in the philosophy of Xavier Zubiri.  It is primarily an electronic journal, and all volumes are available for download in Adobe PDF format from the Foundation’s website,  A limited number of printed copies is available for the most recent volume.  These copies are distributed free of charge to qualifying organizations.  Others may purchase copies for $US 20, postpaid.  For further information, please contact the Editor by e-mail,

Information for Contributors

The Xavier Zubiri Review is always seeking quality manuscripts on Zubiri’s philosophy for publication.  Please see the Call for papers on page 127 of this issue for further information regarding manuscript submission.


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