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. 46, No. 3, Fall

Bodies of Responsibility: Merleau-Ponty and Derrida
Richard Rorty's essay "Deconstruction and Circumvention" divides Jacques Derrida's career into two phases. The first is Derrida's so-called "serious" phase. For Rorty this period is a kind of misstart, a failure to see that any attempt to overcome metaphysics...
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Deer Park or the Monastery? Kierkegaard and Hegel on Unhappy Consciousness, Renunciation, and Worldliness
KIERKEGAARD AND HEGEL ON UNHAPPY CONSCIOUSNESS, RENUNCIATION, AND WORLDLINESS In the second division of the Concluding Unscientific Postscript, Kierkegaard presents a dialectic of inward deepening that attempts to reverse Hegel's solution to the problem...
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Deleuze's Challenge: Thinking Internal Difference
In his early essay on Bergson, Gilles Deleuze advances the claim that: To think internal difference as such, as pure internal difference, to reach the pure concept of difference, to raise difference to the absolute, such is the direction of Bergson's...
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Hermeneutical Liberalism
Gary Madison's The Politics of Postmodernity* carries further several lines of argumentation Madison had already begun to develop in several prior books in phenomenological hermeneutics and postmodernism, including in particular The Logic of Liberty...
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Pas De Deux: "The Simulacrum of a Duel"
The very fact that Derrida has begun to write in an autobiographical mode is a slippery affair about which both he and we need to be vigilant, lest we and he be the victims of a ruse which he more than anyone has done the most to expose. (PT, 279)1 Jacques...
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Proceduralism and Justification in Habermas's Discourse Ethics
Defenders argue that Jurgen Habermas's discourse ethics is the most plausible contemporary version of a Kantian conception of moral obligation.1 Habermas is committed to moral universalism, cognitivism, impartiality, and equality. These are essential...
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Repeating Heidegger's Analysis of Everydayness: The Question of Being and the Latent Concern for Materiality
One of the ways in which philosophy differs from all other disciplines is through its explicit concern for "beginnings." However, what distinguishes Heidegger from his predecessors-whether Plato or Aristotle, Descartes or Kant, Hegel or Husserl-is his...
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Re-Reading Interpretation: The Way Forward for an Ethico-Political Engagement
THE WAY FORWARD FOR AN ETHICO-POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT Now if we might be inclined to endorse Heidegger's deconstruction of politics [and ethics] in modernity as being complicitous with a certain metaphysics of the will, a metaphysics which is ultimately...
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Saving the Last Word: Heidegger and the Concluding Myth of Plato's Republic
Why does Heidegger refuse to pursue another reading of Plato? Why does he refuse to search out that Plato who is not already on his way to Platonistic metaphysics? This refusal can hardly be attributed to a simple oversight. What is most astounding is...
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