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. 45, No. 4, Winter

Buber or Levinas? A Response to Maurice Friedman
Maurice Friedman has written defending Buber against Levinas (Philosophy Today, spring 2001), or trying to establish that at least when it comes to moral philosophy Levinas has not rendered Buber aufgehoben. Many of his points are well taken. Certainly,...
"Complete Nihilism" in Nietzsche
Whatever I create and however much I love it- soon I must oppose it and my love; thus my will wills it. And you too, lover of knowledge, are only a path and footprint of my will; verily my will to power walks also on the heels of your will to truth.1...
Good Ane Evil under the Swastika
Those who have survived the terror of extermination often feel that all they can do is "tell the story." What they have experienced and suffered remains incomprehensible and impossible to cope with; as Irving Howe says, they "can only live with it, in...
Ontological Disclosure and Ethical Exposure: Heidegger and Levinas on Meaning, Subjectivity, and Non-Indifference
For both Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas, meaning involves a certain non-indifference. For Heidegger, the non-indifference of "mineness" (Jemeinigkeit) defines Dasein as non-indifferent to the possibilities of its own existence. Such "mineness"...
Scheler's Argument for God's Existence from Religious Acts
In spite of a growing literature on Scheler's philosophy of religion, one of its most interesting elements has produced more controversy than clarity, namely, Scheler's argument for God's existence based on religious acts. Indeed, a survey of recent...
The Territory Is Not the Map: Place, Deleuze and Guattari, and African Philosophy
At the beginning of "1227: Treatise on Nomadology-The War Machine" in A Thousand Plateaus, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari contrast chess with Go in terms of the relation between the pieces and the kind of space they create. "Chess," they maintain,...
The Virtual Body: Merleau-Ponty's Early Philosophy of Imagination
The imagination is a central theme in Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. It is by means of the imagination that we are able to free ourselves from ordinary experience and explore a world of possibility. The artist creates new structures and symbols that allow...
Writing for Liberation: Simone De Beauvoir and Woman's Writing
In both The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir appeals to writing as a means to transcendence. Insofar as the writer does not attempt to set up an absolute through his or her work, Beauvoir's proposal explicitly links the project...