Volume 9, 2007

ISSN 1538-5795


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Growth and Globalization of Zubiri Studies

El problema de la formalidad de realidad y de estimulidad a partir de la filosofía de Xavier Zubiri
Esteban Vargas Abarzúa

La conceptuación zubiriana de la presencia eucarística de Cristo: críticas y valoración de las mismas
Francisco-Xavier Sotil Baylos

Reductionism, Naturalism, and Nominalism: the “Unholy Trinity” and its Explanation in Zubiri’s Philosophy
Thomas B. Fowler

El misterio de la habitación china y la filosofía de Zubiri
F. Borrell Carrió

Peace Studies and the Philosophy of Xavier Zubiri
Alberto Valiente Thoresen

A “Trilogia teologal” de Xavier Zubiri: Contribuções e problemas abertos
Everaldo Cescon

Some Thoughts on Metaphor in Cognitive Psychology and Zubiri’s Sentient Intelligence
Theo Cope


Book Reviews

Call for papers


Editorial Review Board for Volume 9

Thomas Fowler, President, Xavier Zubiri Foundation of North America, Washington, DC, USA
Antonio González, General Secretary, Fundación Xavier Zubiri, Madrid, Spain
Foundation Staff, Fundación Xavier Zubiri, Madrid, Spain
Xavier Sotil-Baylos, Former Rector, Seminario Redemptoris Mater, Brasilia, Brazil
Guillerma Díaz Muñoz, Professor of Philosophy, Institute of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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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 165 of this issue for further information regarding manuscript submission.


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