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. 48, No. 2, Summer

Death, Life; War, Peace: The Human Basis of Universal Normative Identification
Two photographs serve as metonyms for the peace movement that preceded the invasion of Iraq and the illegal assault itself. The first, taken at the massive protest in New York City on February 15, 2003, shows a pregnant woman holding a sign that read,...
Disjunctive Crime and Hegel's Theory of Punishment
The theory of punishment is one of the topics which has come off worse in the recent study of the positive science of the law, because in this theory the Understanding is insufficient; the essence of the matter depends on the concept.Philosophy of Right,...
Freedom and the Ethics of the Couple: Irigaray, Hegel, and Schelling
In a time of war, it might be tempting to think that philosophers have nothing to say, or that what they can say must be tempered by the exigency of action, the overwhelming prevailing power of the practical. In this essay, which traces Irigaray's complex...
Heidegger, Jean-Luc Nancy, and the Question of Dasein's Embodiment: An Ethics of Touch and Spacing
How can one get hold of the body? I am already speechless.1In Being and Time, Heidegger engages in a radical critique of Western metaphysics, and more specifically, of the metaphysical subject in its Cartesian form.2In this "destruction" of the tradition,...
Methodology without Metaphysics? a Pragmatic Critique
Upon browsing recent philosophical literature, on virtually any topic, it is not infrequently that one finds the following kind of caveat: "This is a methodological principle, not an ontological [or metaphysical] doctrine." The purpose of this essay...
Philosophy and Pluralism
In the opening lines of their What is Philosophy? Deleuze and Guattari refer to this question as one philosophers in general tend not to pose. It is a question they say, one puts to oneself, "at midnight, when there is no longer anything to ask." It...
What Saturates? Jean-Luc Marion's Phenomenological Theology
Jean-Luc Marion's contribution to phenomenology now stands at three major works: Reduction and Givenness,{ Being Given? and In Excess? This "trilogy" or "triptych" as Marion calls it (BG, ix) stands in relation to his two other series of texts: one on...