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. 55, No. 1, February

Aesthetic Trinity Theory and the Sublime
It seems defensible to propose that one of the most important tasks of both philosophical and psychological aesthetics ought to be the delineation of aesthetic responses of different quality and intensity, with particular attention devoted to peak aesthetic...
Affirmation and Mortal Life
NIETZSCHE'S ETERNAL RETURN AND THE DEATH OF ZARATHUSTRAIn Ecce Homo, Nietzsche calls the eternal recurrence the "highest formula of affirmation that is at all attainable" (EH Z, I).1 However, it has been widely acknowledged that Nietzsche never presents...
Audience of the Other
THE LITERARY ARTS AND ETHICS IN LEVINASCan art jolt you out of the ordinary? Can it interrupt your quotidian ways, ways of thinking and being, ways of relating to yourself and others? Once in a while, does some piece of art suddenly catch you off guard,...
Between the Inside and the Outside
This essay is a reflection upon several thoughts prompted by a visit to a construction site. The method strives to be phenomenological and like all honest phenomenology, its aim is to start a discussion rather than terminate it with definitive conclusions....
Moralities of Self-Renunciation and Obedience
THE LATER FOUCAULT AND DISCIPLINARY POWER RELATIONSMichel Foucault's work is frequently subdivided in the secondary literature into three different time periods: the early "hermeneutic" work from the 1950s and 1960s, the middle "genealogical" writings...
Rationality, Autonomy, and the Social Bond
MODELS OF HEGELIAN RECOGNITION AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORYFollowing major interpretations by American philosophers such as Terry Pinkard and Robert Pippin, but also through the systematic work of Robert Brandom, a fresh appropriation...
Reading Camus "With," or after, Levinas Rebellion and the Primacy of Ethics
Jacques Derrida has remarked that what "occurred" in Emmanuel Levinas's post-war philosophy : "is a discreet but irreversible mutation, one of those powerful, singular, and rare provocations in history" (Derrida 1996, 9). It certainly holds, if we accept...
The Al-Megrahi Case
DERRIDA ON LAW, JUSTICE, AND VIOLENCEMuch has been written about Jacques Derrida's "ethical turn." Textual evidence for the claim that Derrida made this "turn," late in his career, includes his writings on the gift, hospitality, forgiveness, terrorism,...
The Rebirth of Tragedy Camus and Nietzsche
In 1955, Albert Camus presented a lecture in Athens called "On the Future of Tragedy." Examining this text, I argue that Camus's late formulation of tragedy can be traced through his major essays and back into his earliest writings, where it provides...