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. 53, No. 1, Spring

Complex Identities: Seyla Benhabib between Feminism and Discourse Ethics
In 1974, Herbert Marcuse claimed that the Women's Liberation Movement was "the most important and potentially the most radical political movement that we have"1 because of its double task: on one hand, full social, economic, and cultural equality; on...
Habermas's Communicative Concepts of Power
Jürgen Habermas (1982b) sees his project as both a continuation and a critical evaluation of earlier critical theory (which primarily means the works of the Frankfurt School). On the one hand, Habermas agrees with earlier critical theory's attempt to...
Identity, Alterity, and Ethics in the Work of Husserl and His Religious Students: Stein and Levinas
In this essay I shall compare and contrast the work of Edmund Husserl with that of two of his most famous students, Edith Stein and Emmanuel Levinas, on "identity" and "alterity" in the constitution of the "same" and the "Other."1 The implications of...
Le Déracinement of Attention: Simone Weil on the Institutionalization of Distractedness
The good man, the man who infects hardly anyone, is the man who has the fewest lapses of attention.Albert Camus, The PlagueOurs is an age characterized by obsession with watching, but an inability to attend. The two activities, so frequently thought...
Recognition Reconsidered: A Re-Reading of Heidegger's Being and Time §26
Perhaps one of the most celebrated motifs in modern philosophy is the "struggle for recognition" as presented in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Most noteworthy are his accounts of domination and liberation (beherrschen, befreien) and dependence and...
Ricoeur's Principle of Civic Inclusion: An Aristotelian Interpretation of Rawls's Theory of Justice
There has been much debate on the issue of priority between redistributive and recognitive justice.1 On one hand, recognition theorists assert that injustice results from the dominant relations of cultural, political, gendered, and racialized misrecognition...
The Art of Skepticism and the Skepticism of Art
The world is woven all of dream and errorAnd but one sureness in our truth may lieThat when we hold to aught our thinking'smirrorWe know it not by knowing it thereby . . .We know the world is false, not what is true.Yet we think on.Fernando PessoaAt...
Under the Aspect of Time "Sub Specie Temporis": Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the Place of the Nothing
But some of the greatest achievements in philosophy could only be compared with taking up some books which seemed to belong together, and putting them on different shelves; nothing more being final about their positions than that they no longer lie side...