Philosophy Today

Founded in 1957, Philosophy Today is a quarterly magazine published by DePaul University. The magazine has a circulation of over 1,000 readers and specializes in information on contemporary philosophy and philosophers. The Editor of the magazine is David W. Pellauer.

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 1, Spring

Difference, Identity, and Complexity
If the world we lived in, or more specifically, if the organizations we work in and with, were mostly symmetrical and homogenous, there would be a number of advantages. They would be stable and their behavior would be predictable. It would also be possible...
Governmentality, Catachresis, and Organizational Theory
One can argue that there is no philosopher who has had as much impact on organizational theory as Michel Foucault. A major role in this reception has been played by the concept of "governmentality." Thought about organization, after all, seems to imply...
Guest Editor's Introduction
This issue of Philosophy Today on "Continental Philosophy and Organization" is intended to present an opportunity for at least two important conversations to take place. In the first place, it allows for a conversation between disciplines with distinct...
Managing Noise and Creating Silence
In his pioneering book on aesthetics and organization, Antonio Strati begins with a description of a working environment:Music can be heard from the street below. It is sweet music, and is played well, but it never stops. The walls and windows fail to...
The Gift of Leadership
The pure type of charismatic rulership is in a very specific sense unstable, and all its modifications have basically one and the same cause: The desire to transform charisma and charismatic blessing from a unique, transitory gift of grace of extraordinary...
The Impossibility of Marking: Philosophy "On the Marks" in Organization and Management Studies
There is a philosophy today at work in the grading and assessment of students' work in higher education that reflects the ubiquity of an "audit culture" (Strathern 2000), or what Jean-François Lyotard (1984) identified as the rise of "performativity."...
The Subject Supposed to Recycle
If Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism articulated the moral and theological coordinates of the subject of labor, how are these rearticulated today in the experience of the subject who consumes? The will to consume or not, and...
Understanding and Leading Organizations: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Investigation
The purpose of this paper is to argue for an ontological investigation into the very nature of organizations and their leadership, in the tradition of Heidegger's hermeneutic phenomenology.1 Organizations in general, and corporations in particular, play...
Witnessing and Organization: Existential Phenomenological Reflections on Intersubjectivity
This essay addresses the shared concerns of philosophy and organization studies regarding intersubjectivity and self/other relations. It draws in particular on existential-phenomenological notions of "witnessing." Witnessing, often conceived in the context...