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. 49, No. 4, Winter

Beyond the Culture of Terrorism
A culture entails a system of values in terms of which the participants in it find identity, meaning, and purpose.1 In this sense, there is a reciprocal productive exchange by which we are always engaged in the creation of the culture that constitutes...
Hermeneutical Topology
An attempt to present a theoretical project on topology in a few concise lines is a fascinating though risky task. I shall give it a try, confining myself to mentioning the main themes and principles. In order to facilitate understanding, it may well...
Introduction
Among the European nations, Italy is not widely recognized as a country in which philosophy plays an important role comparable to the one it plays in Germany or France. However, not only is the history of philosophy well represented in the general education...
Nihilism in Italy
Italian philosophical debate has been occupied, in a large part and for a significant period of time, by the elaboration of the theme of "nihilism." Distinguished Italian philosophers have written about it, particularly Emanuele Severine and Gianni Vattimo....
On Luigi Pareyson: A Master in Italian Hermeneutics
Philosophical thinking is hermeneutic in a full sense, since it is at the same time interpretation of experience and interpretation of the truth, and it cannot be the one without the other: it is ontological and revelatory as well as historical and personal,...
Re-Interpreting Hermeneutics U-Topias from the Continent
What is hermeneutics? This question might sound strange in America, in Germany, or in France. In Italy, however, it does not sound quite so strange. In fact just in Italy it is indispensable to ask: what is hermeneutics?The vicissitudes and the misfortunes...
Theological Nihilism and Italian Philosophy
In her provocative essay "Nihilism in Italy," Franca D'Agostini argues against the possibility of rendering a philosophically coherent position on nihilism. In short, nihilism, which is rife with logical contradictions, cannot be sustained as an actual...
The Primacy of Interpretation in Luigi Pareyson's Hermeneutics of Common Sense: A Response to D. Di Cesare's "U-Topias of Understanding"
In her essay "Re-Interpreting Hermeneutics: U-topias from the Continent," Donatella Di Cesare poses a decisive question, more important than ever for philosophy today: if philosophy were to become a koine, what price would it pay? In line with Gianni...
The Third Party
An often recurring and very telling expression of contemporary philosophical language is "the other." My essay is aimed at giving some hints about the problem associated with this expression. I think that this can give some interesting indications for...
The Universal and the Hermeneutical Experience
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)The current historical epoch, dominated by the process of globalization, seems to delineate a new, wider horizon for contemporary experience; it is a horizon that involves new challenges...