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. 43, No. 1, Spring

Can I Die? Derrida on Heidegger on Death
No one believes in his own death. Or, to put the same thing in another way, in the unconscious every one of us is convinced of his own immortality. Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams Is my death possible? Jacques Derrida, Aporias (p. 21)1 Holding...
Depth of Embodiment: Spatial and Temporal Bodies in Foucault and Merleau-Ponty
If you are flipping through the stations on your television, your attention might suddenly be caught by the beating and pulsing of exposed flesh, flayed open, displayed upon your screen. In the extremely popular American cable-television program, The...
Elemental Passions and the Nature of Love
And why should night and day be so radically divided? Is there anyone for whom loving and thinking are lived as different beginnings? Luce Irigaray, Elemental Passions Philosophers have always been suspicious of erotic love. Some have viewed it as unworthy...
In the Shadow of Chaos: Deleuze and Guattari on Philosophy, Science, and Art
The posing of the question "what is philosophy?" is, for Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, a response to what they perceive as philosophy's devaluation in the face of disciplines and tendencies that attempt to undermine it, to question its relevance,...
Inventio and the Unsurpassable Metaphor: Ricoeur's Treatment of Augustine's Time Meditation
Paul Ricoeur begins Volume 1 of his Time and Narrative with an investigation of the time meditation in Book XI of Augustine's Confessions. In Ricoeur's general characterization of Augustine's time meditation, he calls attention to the "aporetical character...
Naive Realism in Philosophy of Literature
The journal Philosophy and Literature is one of the leading locations for contemporary discussions of the relations between philosophy and literature. Recently the journal came out with its 20th Anniversary Issue, a copy of which I received because I...
The Coming Age of Thresholding: The Renewal of Mystery within Secular Culture
Pomona College, where I teach, is located in the greater Los Angeles area. As such I see myself as a messenger of sorts, for in its semantic meaning "angel"-in the Greek, angelos-means messenger. For some time now the understanding of "angel" as messenger...
The Four Phases of Philosophy and Its Present Condition
Translator's Preface This lecture on the four phases of philosophy, originally addressed to a literary society rather than to an academic audience, is perhaps the most accessible of Brentano's work. Nevertheless, it can be seen from Brentano's own words...
Thought of the Outside: The Foucault/Deleuze Conjunction
The ten years since the publication ofthe English translation of Deleuze's extraordinary book on Foucault have been met with almost complete silence.' In what follows I will seek to demonstrate the fecundity of the Foucault/Deleuze assemblage2 and its...
Zufall
Hochster Fatalismus doch identisch mit dem Zufalle und dem Schopferischen.1 The highest fatalism, yet identical with chance and the creative. This Nachlass fragment of Nietzsche's asserting the identity of chance, fate (or fatalism), and the creative...