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. 54, No. 2, Summer

Albert Camus: From Aesthetics to "Criticity"
In 1932, a nineteen year old Albeit Camus wrote an "Essay on Music," perhaps the first sustained attempt at articulating his ideas regarding aesthetics. It is instructive to see where his thinking started, youthful affectations included, the better to...
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A Post-Neoliberal Ecopolitics? Deleuze, Guattari, and Zapatismo
Between the philosophies of representation and critique in environmental politics, this essay argues that the relationship between French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's theory of "machinic ecology" and the Zapatistas "ecological self-management"...
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Deconstruction, Normativity, and Democracy to Come
No politics, no ethics, and no law can be, as it were, deduced from this thought. To be sure, nothing can be done with it. . . . But should we then conclude that this thought leaves no trace on what is to be done - for example in the politics, the ethics,...
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Homo Kantius: Sovereign Subject and Bare Thing
One of the fundamental insights of Immanuel Kant's Copernican revolution is the discovery of an essentially legislative, law-giving aspect of not only our practical relationship to the world, but of our knowing relation to objects. Such legislative dimension,...
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Is the Historicity of the Scientific Object a Threat to Its Ideality? Foucault Complements Husserl
Are mathematical objects affected by their historicity? Do they simply lose their identity and their validity in the course of history? If not, how can they always be accessible in their ideality regardless of their transmission in the course of time?...
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Merleau-Ponty and a Reconsideration of Alienation
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)Many scholars in the West have rightly turned away from the modernist world view of Descartes, with its isolated rational individual in full possession of both itself and one rational world. Many have...
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On the Verge of Being and Time
BEFORE HEIDEGGER'S DISMISSAL OF BERGSON(ProQuest: ... denotes Greek characters omitted (or Cyrillic characters omitted.)There are few thinkers in the history of philosophy for whom the issue of time is more central than it is for Henri Bergson, who argues...
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Strengths and Limitations of Discourse Ethics the Contribution of Karl-Otto Apel
Karl-Otto Apel's philosophical enterprise is characterized by the title of his monumental work in two volumes published in 1973, Towards a Transformation of Philosophy.1 Since 1988, Apel has engaged in the second phase of his program, what he calls an...
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The Eclipse of the Difference between "Subjective Power" and "Capacity of Affectability" in Heidegger's Interpretation of Nietzsche's Concept of Power
Heidegger's thesis is well-known: Nietzsche fulfills the destiny of metaphysics by reversing the Platonic relationship between essence and appearance. Nietzsche diminishes the value of the first in favor of the second. Nietzsche's thought corresponds...
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