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. 49, No. 2, Summer

Derrida Brings Levinas to Kant: The Welcome, Ethics, and Cosmopolitical Law
This essay explores the nature of Derrida's longstanding interest in the relation between Levinasian ethics and Kantian moral and political philosophy. As early as 1964, in his very first work devoted to Levinas, Derrida turns his mind to this relation,...
Impossible Passions: Derrida and Negative Theology
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)If I said decisively: "I have seen God," that which I see would change. Instead of the inconceivable unknown-wildly free before me, leaving me wild and free before it-there would...
Marcel and Dewey on Hope: Radical Differences, Noteworthy Similarities
We live in times when hope is in short supply. Continuing ecological destruction, expanding ethnic and political conflicts, and widening gaps between wealthy and poor make it difficult to be hopeful about humanity's future. Living in such times, it is...
Teaching the Other: Levinas, Rousseau, and the Question of Education
Until the early part of the twentieth century, virtually every Western philosopher could claim a treatise or text on education as part of his philosophical corpus: Plato's Republic; Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics', Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education;...
The Arts of the Novel: Heidegger and Kundera on the Forgetting of Being
One of the most persistent, but unusual features of Martin Heidegger's philosophy is his attempt to wed his understanding of the importance of the concrete, sensual and embodied language of poetry and art to his consideration of the seemingly abstract...
To Give in the Name, or to Give without Names: Derrida, the Gift, and the Giving of Alms
For this is the impossible that gives itself to be thought here: These conditions of possibility of the gift . . . designate simultaneously the conditions of the impossibility of the gift . . . these conditions of possibility define or produce the annulment,...
W. G. Sebald and "The Questionable Business" of Post-Holocaust Writing
One will find very few references anywhere to the "philosophy of writing," yet such a category deserves a far more prominent place in today's postmodern and post-Holocaust catalogue of ideas. For implicit in most contemporary philosophizing is the question...