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. 47, No. 1, Spring

Five Forms of Philosophical Therapy
Philosophy as therapy has become a buzzword these days. If I were old enough, it might remind me of the catchiness of logical positivism in days of yore. The mere mention of the term instills in one some sense of what the disciplinary community of philosophy...
Heidegger's Retrieval of Aristotle and the Relation of Volk and Science in the Rector's Address of 1933
Heidegger's "Rector's Address" has drawn perhaps inordinate attention in recent years, particularly as evidence of Heidegger's "involvement" in National Socialism-which it undoubtedly offers. The interpretations of Ott (150-58), Rockmore (54-72), Philipse...
Kristeva, Mimesis, and Sacrifice
Sacrifice haunts the work of Julia Kristeva. Drawing upon the work of Jacques Lacan and social anthropologists (such as Robertson Smith, Hubert and Mauss, Evans-Pritchard, and Levi-Strauss), she outlines a contemporary criticism of ideology. For her,...
Reading (and) Culture Wars in the Twelfth and Twenty-First Centuries
Our new century finds America still embroiled in some fashion in the culture wars that have characterized the past two decades. Conservatives still stand behind the banner of family values, Western civilization, the rule of reason, the canon of the "Great...
Reflections on the Scream: Francis Bacon, Lessing, and the Aesthetics of the Beautiful and the Sublime
"I've always hoped in a sense to be able to paint the mouth like Monet painted the sunset." -Francis Bacon Francis Bacon is held to be one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, and yet his paintings can hardly be considered "beautiful" in...
The Bind of Responsibility: Kierkegaard, Derrida, and the Akedah of Isaac
KIERKEGAARD, DERRIDA, AND THE AKEDAH OF ISAAC Kierkegaard's treatment of the story of Abraham and Isaac in Fear and Trembling raises a number of difficult questions about responsibility and accountability.1 In his The Gift of Death Derrida presents a...
The Perils of a Total Critique of Reason: Rethinking Heidegger's Influence
Richard Wolin, Heidegger's Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Lowith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse. Princeton University Press, 2001. One of the most tormenting realities of contemporary social thought is the fact that many thinkers devoted to the cause...