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. 42, No. 3, Fall

Care, Freedom, and Reciprocity in the Ethics of Simone De Beauvoir
To get to a place where you could love anything you chose-not to need permission for desire-well now, that was freedom.. An important aspect of contemporary ethics is questioning the nature of moral subjectivity. The moral agent is being redefined as...
Future or Future Past: Temporality between Praxis and Poiesis in Heidegger's Being and Time
In this essay I wish to point to an ambiguity in Heidegger's concept of the futuricity of Dasein and show how this ambiguity is to be found at the core of authentic temporality in Being and Time. This ambiguity is not accidental but, rather, resuits...
Heidegger on the Experiment
Heidegger's analysis of the experiment in the 1930s is a pivotal moment for his later critique of the modern epoch. In order to show this, I will draw primarily on the Beitrage and "The Age of the World Picture," but where helpful I will look elsewhere,...
Kierkegaard's Weanings
The first time I read Soren Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling, I wondered about the significance of the sentences about weaning at the end of each short retelling ofthe Abraham/Isaac story in the "Attunement" chapter. My philosophy professor, however,...
Max Scheler and Philosophical Anthropology
In his 1965 introduction to the thought of Max Scheler, Manfred Frings noted that Scheler belonged to a group of European thinkers, which included Heidegger, Husserl, and Nicolai Hartmann, whose message has remained almost unheard of in the United States.'...
Ricoeur's Ethics: Another Version of Virtue Ethics? Attestation Is Not a Virtue
On the surface, Paul Ricoeur's "little ethic," as presented in Soi-meme comme un autre,' has all the makings of a neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics. In studies seven through nine, there is a repertoire of classical references to "the good life,"...
Sartre's Itinerary from Self-Presence to "Abandon"
Simone de Beauvoir warns us in the preface to the printed text which appeared as an appendix to La Ceremonie des Adieux as Entretiens avec Jean-Paul Sartre, and which is the transcript of the interviews which she conducted with Sartre during the summer...
Singing the World: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Language
Our language is less emotional than its rudimentary forms. There would not have been an initial difference between the act of speaking and the act of singing.... The initial form of language, therefore, would have been a kind of song. Men would have...
The Diagonalization of Metaphysics
Lately, there has been increasing discussion of the possibility of discourse between two areas of philosophy formerly considered to be diametrically opposed: so-called Anglo-American (or analytical) philosophy, exemplified by such philosophers as Quine,...
Whitman's Oceans, Nietzsche's Seas
Both Friedrich Nietzsche (1841900) and Walt Whitman (1819 -1892) were profoundly influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson ( 1803-1882), and both freely expressed their debts to his thought. Other than their connection to Emer son,1 however, no direct link has...