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. 50, No. 2, Summer

An Ethics of Reading: Adorno, Levinas, and Irigaray
I venture to suggest that our age threatens one day to appear in the history of human culture as marked by the most dramatic and difficult trial of all, the discovery of and training in the meaning of the "simplest" acts of existence: seeing, listening,...
Being and Givenness in Kierkegaard's Pseudonymous Authorship
Kierkegaard's narrative of self-becoming, his ethical philosophy of change or actualisation, marks what has been called his "radical departure from traditional Western conceptions of the relationship between existence and essence."1 If ethics, according...
Finding Uses for Used-Up Words: Thinking Weltanschauung "After" Heidegger
Although a fairly recent development in intellectual history, the notion of worldview [Weltanschauung] continues to appear with ever increasing frequency in the contemporary world. Over the past several decades, the idea of worldview has been used to...
Lyotard and Posthuman Possibilities
Humanism as a theme in Western civilization has at least two origins. In Greek philosophy, it was Protagoras who famously proclaimed that "man is the measure of all things." The precise meaning of this claim is still in dispute but it does suggest that...
Sartre and the Communicative Paradigm in Critical Theory
In a number of writings, Axel Honneth has discussed the ways in which French existential philosophy is similar to, and can be fruitfully combined with, the communicative paradigm that now dominates German critical theory. This turn toward existential...
Sartre, Critical Theory, and the Paradox of Freedom
Although Horkheimer had wanted the Frankfurt School to undertake a comprehensive analysis of Sartre's philosophy,' the only consideration of it that was anything more than superficial was Marcuse's 1948 article "Existentialism: Remarks on Jean-Paul Sartre's...
The Complexity of the Tragicomic Vision Ethical Implications
Literature is usually a fine barometer for measuring any fundamental philosophical shifts that have occurred in a culture's worldview. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, there arose to prominence in the realms of drama and the novel the realistic...
Toward a Philosophy of Food History
[The French]... talk about talking about food.Gertrude SteinThere is a topology of time in regard to food activities which I shall briefly develop here as a context for a philosophical discussion of the history of food. This should help clarify the levels...
Translating "Justice": Heraclitus between Heidegger and Nietzsche
We could begin by invoking the myth of justice, one of the oldest myths of philosophy-of Er crossing the river at the end of the Republic, of Solon and Cleisthenes admonishing the citizenry in Aristotle's Athenian Constitution, of Matthew's appeal to...