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. 48, No. 1, Spring

A Dialogue with Jacques Derrida
New York City, 16th of October, 2001Kearney: In your debate with Dominique Janicaud (Heidegger en France, 2002) you talk about deconstruction as being a prefer-ence for discontinuity over continuity, for differance over reconciliation and so on. These...
A Dialogue with Jean Luc Marion
Boston College, 2 October 2001Kearney: They are many similarities be-tween your work, Jean-Luc, and mine: we both owe a great deal of our philosophical formation to the phenomenologies of Husserl and Heidegger; we have both en-gaged ourselves in close...
From Zeno to Complementarity: The Continuity of the Notion of Discontinuity
Since I'm about to discuss a problem related to colors and surfaces, I would like to separate certain unwanted elements from my essential point of focus. Colors are characteristically said to be nonextensional entities in constitution, because they have...
Marcel and Heidegger on the Proper Matter and Manner of Thinking
Heidegger came to France for the first time in 1955, and was welcomed into the Chateau Cerisy-la-Salle where a certain number of philosophers and students had gathered in order to benefit from his presence.-Gabriel MarcelOur talk does not set itself...
(Non)logocentric Logos in Plato's Timaeus: Extending Sallis and Derrida
In a provocative footnote in Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental, John Sallis, one of Jacques Derrida's well known dialogical partners, writes:The subordination of language to an ante-rior order of signification is often desig-nated, following...
Possible and Impossible, Self and Other, and the Reversibility of Merleau-Ponty and Derrida
Derrida has recently been preoccupied with what has come to be termed "possible-impossible" aporias. In particular, he has described the paradoxes that afflict notions like giving, hospitality, forgiveness, and mourning. he argues that the condition...
The Role of Aesthetics in the Politics of Jean-Francois Lyotard
There is no doubt that Jean-Francois Lyotard consistently gives an important philosophical role to aesthetic works. Towards the end of his career, the primacy of aesthetical thinking persists in the way in which he compares the political experience to...
The Time of a Gift
..one would never have the time of a gift.^sup 1^The basic premises of Jacques Derrida's understanding of the gift can be dated back to his discussion of Hegel in Glas where the philosopher distinguishes between "the irruptive event of the gift" and...
Thinking at the Limits: Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Marion in Dialogue with Richard Kearney
The double encounter presented here, with arguably two of the most representative thinkers of contemporary French thought, took place in the wake of Richard Kearney's publication of The God Who May be (Indi-ana University Press, 2001). Although only...