Contents

On Dubious Conceptions of Transcendence

The Politics of Transcendence:
ThePretentious Passivity of Platonic Idealism, 4
Claes G. Ryn

Augustinian Radical Transcendence:
Source of Political Excess, 27
Shadia B. Drury

Her Inspiration and A Fateful Flight, 46
Poems by Marlana Portolano

The Moral and the Aesthetical

Literary Study and the Social Order, 48
Stephen L. Tanner

The Deceitful Artwork: Beautiful
Falsehood or False Beauty? 64
Louis Groarke

The Ontology of Culture—Way-markers, 88
Alec McHoul

Reviews

An Emblematic American, 104
Jan Olof Bengtsson

The Humbling of the Pride, 114
Randall E. Auxier

Shadows: Comments on the Modern Cave, 124
Juliana Geran Pilon

Notes on Contributors, 128