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. 3, Fall

Fichte and the Possibility of Time Travel
From the perspective of everyday experience, it may seem odd that according to Einstein's special theory of relativity space and time form a symmetrical partnership in the compound entity "space-time";1 for there appear to be fundamental differences...
Getting Pateman "Right": The "Sexual Contract," Sex-Right, and Pateman's Ontological Critique of (Post)modern Male Dominance
In 1970, Kate Millet made a radical claim when she asserted that "the relationship between the sexes must be viewed in a political light" (1970, 23). Relations between women and men had been hidden from the light of politics in the shadow-realm of the...
How Hermeneutical Is He? a Gadamerian Analysis of Richard Rorty
In the final section of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature, Richard Rorty refers to hermeneutics as what will happen once we give up our futile attempts at trying to be epistemological. Two of the concepts, "community" and "conversation," he develops...
Making a Case for Husserl in the Philosophy of Technology
The following two statements, I take it, constitute adequately predicated claims.(1) An uncontroversial, easily defensible, and modest claim: In order to create a space for a Husserlian contribution to the philosophy of technology, much work remains...
Pure Air and Solitude and Bread and Medicine: Nietzsche's Conception of Friendship
ABBREVIATIONSBGE Beyond Good and Evil. Trans. J. Norman. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.D Daybreak: Thoughts on the Prejudices of Morality. Trans. R. J. Hollingdale. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.EH Ecce Homo. Trans, A. M....
Reflections on Paul Ricoeur's Memory, History, Forgetting
This recently translated book by Paul Ricoeur is astonishing on many levels: On the personal plane, it is written twenty-five years after Ricoeur retired from the University of Paris-Nanterre and ten years after his retirement from the John Nuveen Chair...
Socrates in the Phaedo: Knight of Faith
No, Socrates is the only person who solved the problem: he took everything, everything, with him to the grave. Marvelous Socrates ... you kept the highest enthusiasm closed up airtight in the most eminent reflection and sagacity, kept it for eternity-you...
The Dualities of Work: Self-Consumption and Self-Creation
For it is still probable that the enormous changes of the industrial revolution behind us and the even greater changes of the atomic revolution before us will remain changes of the world, and not changes in the basic condition of human life on earth.Hannah...
The Ground of Solidarity in Post-Metaphysical Polities: From Consensus to Discourse
The contemporary world order, with its globalizing regime and communication facilitating technologies, has effectively broken open all cultures and continuously forces them to confront one another. These confrontations, sometimes allowing for the celebration...
Towards a Geometry of Economy and Differance: Derrida, Capitalism, and Queer Nation
This work evolved out of a short paper written for the direct action group Queer Nation, in 1992, when its author was one of many activists busy lying down in the middle of streets in San Francisco for "die-in's" with other members of ACT-UP to protest...