The review by Robert C. Koons (University of Texas at Austin) is here. To my knowledge, this review at Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews is the first published review of my Contemporary Aristotelian Metaphysics volume. NDPR is no doubt the most prominent venue for philosophical book reviews, so it’s good to see this one published. There should be several reviews coming out in journals as well, but those may take longer to appear.
Koons doesn’t make many observations about the volume as a whole, but the review provides a comprehensive summary of each chapter, as well as some critical remarks on the individual chapters. The overall message is very positive though, here’s the opening paragraph:
In this collection, many of the leaders of the neo-Aristotelian movement in analytic metaphysics have contributed brief papers that point to emerging developments in the field. The book will be of interest to anyone who wants to stay abreast of the progress being made by this significant group. The collection is especially strong on the questions of methodology and ontological categories.
Regarding my own chapter, Koons points out that Alexander Pruss’ approach to metaphysical possibility in his recent book may be closer to Aristotle’s than my own (and Lowe’s). That may be true, but doesn’t bother me too much, as I never aimed to be completely faithful to Aristotle. Anyway, I admit that I haven’t read Pruss’ book yet, but I did recently get it and it’s on my reading list…
I expect that the review might boost the sales of the volume, which is why I’m alarmed that it appears to be out of print at Cambridge. There are copies available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, as well as a number of other online retailers, but we’ll see how long they last (get yours while you can!).