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. 53, No. 2, Summer

At the Limits of Religion without Religion: A Problem That Cannot Be Resolved
The central question of Jacques Derrida's "Faith and Knowledge: Two Sources of Religion at the Limits of Reason Alone" is phrased halfway through the essay:In its most abstract form, then, the aporia within which we are struggling would perhaps be the...
Coping with Nonconceptualism? on Merleau-Ponty and Mcdowell
Does Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology matter to recent debates concerning nonconceptual content? Prima facie the answer might be no; the debate has been largely a matter for analytic philosophers, often following the basic terms set out in Gareth...
Finding Time for a Fecund Feminine in Levinas's Thought
On the face of it, Levinasian time is masculine. Emmanuel Levinas 's claim that the locus of time is found in the relationships formed between the individuals is closely tied to his interpretation of fecundity. The theme of fecundity provides a framework...
Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutics as a Model for Environmental Philosophy
Those acquainted with the philosophy of Paul Ricoeur, whether they are Ricoeur enthusiasts or just polite readers, will readily acknowledge the remarkable scope of his thought. True as this may be, Ricoeur never directed his powers of philosophical reflection...
Struggling against the Specter of Dehumanization: The Experiential Origins of Marcel's Reflective Method
One could interpret Gabriel Marcel's religious existentialism, or what I prefer to calls his "reflective method," as being founded upon at least two commitments.1 First, Marcel's reflective method is founded upon a commitment to an ethico-religious insight...
The Gift of Faith: Rethinking an Ethics of Sacrifice and Decision in Fear and Trembling and the Gift of Death
Fear and Trembling explores an exceptional faith that goes beyond the realm of human understanding, knowledge, and law. The Abraham story of Genesis serves as a narrative foundation through which S0ren Kierkegaard examines the absurd ethics of a father's...
The Joy of Difference: Foucault and Hadot on the Aesthetic and the Universal in Philosophy
In 1970, Michael Foucault was elected to a chair in the History of Systems of Thought at the Collège de France, one of the most prestigious academic institutions in France. His responsibilities as a member primarily consisted of research and a limited...
The Poetic Experience of Language and the Task of Thinking: Derrida on Celan
In Manifeste pour la philosophie, Alain Badiou argues that the work of thinkers such as Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida "sutures" philosophy to poetry. In general, he defines suture as the binding of thought to one of the four "procedures" of truth...
Thinking and Ignoring Conscience
In The Metaphysics of Morals, Immanuel Kant defines conscience as "not something that can be acquired" but rather, as "an unavoidable fact" because "every human being, as a moral being, has a conscience with him originally."1 As moral agents, it is our...