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. 47, No. 3, Fall

Benjamin's Feast of Booths
In exile and fleeing the Nazis, carrying his most recent work on his back, Walter Benjamin attempted to crawl over the Pyrenees, like a snail, completing his life's work in August, 1940 when he died anonymously in a hotel room in Port Bou, Spain. As...
Forgiveness and Subjectivity
To forgive is as infinite as it is repetitive. . .Julia Kristeva1Hannah Arendt predicts that "without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would, [as it were,] be confined to one single deed from which...
How to Read Once Again: Derrida on Husserl
It is a truism that the agents of intellectual fashions inspire equal and opposite reactions in many of their prospective but unwilling patients. Up to the early 1990s, proponents and opponents of Derrida's "deconstruction" tended to make panoramic evaluations...
Justice and Forgiveness
While it is commonly believed that forgiveness is virtuous, even essential, in personal relationships between family and friends, there are few people who feel comfortable advocating forgiveness in the realm of government, in the criminal justice system,...
Makeshift: Phenomenology of Original Temporality
When questions are raised about principles, the network of exchange that they have opened becomes confused, and the order that they have founded declines. A principle has its rise, its period of reign, and its ruin. Its death usually takes disproportionately...
Sorrows and the Making of Life-Stories
All sorrows may be borne if you may put them into a story or tell a story about them.Hannah Arendt uses Isak Dinesen's beautiful proverb as the epigraph to her great chapter "Action" in The Human Condition. This chapter is based on the remarkable theme...
The Necessity of Embodiment: The Dreyfus-Collins Debate
In order to contest Hubert Dreyfus's claim that having a human body is a necessary condition for exhibiting intelligent behavior in our world, artificial intelligence researcher (henceforth, AI) Douglas Lenat presents what he takes to be the counter-example...
The Soul of Dasein: Schelling's Doctrine of the Soul and Heidegger's Analytic of Dasein
Certain versions of contemporary intellectual history demonstrate a preference for viewing the undermining of the Cartesian separation of "thinking substance" and "extended substance," of mind from body, as, primarily, a twentieth century accomplishment....