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. 44, No. 4, Winter

Investigating the Transcendental Tradition
Even though both "analytic" and "Continental" writers have in the twentieth century moved a long way from Immanuel Kant's transcendental philosophy, it is clear that both major currents of contemporary philosophy are profoundly, though often only implicitly,...
Nietzsche's Genealogical Critique
"The most valuable insights are discovered last," Nietzsche tells us in The Antichrist, "but the most valuable insights are methods" (A 13).1 Nietzsche's genealogical method is undeniably a late insight,2 but what of its value? He certainly believes...
Particularity and Consciousness: Wittgenstein and Nagel on Privacy, Beetles and Bats
The present investigations are guided by the perception that personal experiences are particular, subjective and unique occurrences. This phenomenological observation concerning particularity is garnered through introspection and serves as the starting...
Sensibility and Transcendence in Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics
In Sein and Zeit (= SZ), Heidegger mentions sensibility only very briefly in connection with his project of a fundamental ontology. In fact, with the exception of his critical discussion of the Cartesian account of the senses, Heidegger offers only a...
Situating Derrida: Between Kierkegaard and Hegel
This essay presents an interpretation of Derrida's project, and has two main goals. First, I argue that Derrida's work is best approached through the concepts of questioning, metaphysics, complication, trembling, and insecurity. Second, using these concepts...
The (IN-)Appropriateness of Using the Feminine as Paradigm: The Case of Kierkegaard
Kierkegaard has not escaped a recent tendency of feminist theory to reexamine in a positive light texts in which a male thinker privileges the feminine for both sexes.1 First identified in-or adopted by-practitioners of deconstruction, the positioning...
The Performative Difficulty of Being and Time
In retrieving the forgotten question of being for philosophy, Heidegger prescribes an ontological-phe nome no logical method in which "the first philosophical step ... consists in not muthon tina diegeisthai, `not telling a story.'"1 Why is the step...
Tocqueville and the Challenge of American Philosophy
"Less attention, I suppose, is paid to philosophy in the United States than in any other country of the civilized world."1Thus Alexis de Tocqueville begins his paradoxical chapter on philosophy in America. It is paradoxical because, should its premise...