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. 45, No. 1, Spring

Deleuze's Kant: Enlightenment and Education
It has long been a received opinion that the influence of Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud on post-war continental philosophy has resulted in a generalized suspicion towards the claims of the Enlightenment, with respect to both the possibility of objective...
Judith Butler: Une Nouvelle Existentialiste?
For indeed no one has yet determined what the body can do. -Spinoza, Ethics, Part III, Proposition 2, Scholium "There is thinking: therefore there is something that thinks": this is the upshot of all Descartes' argumentation. But this means positing...
Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas: An Ethical Query
Juxtaposing Martin Buber and Emmanuel Levinas is irresistible. Both are solidly rooted in Judaism. Both are philosophers who have broken with the central thrust of philosophy from Plato to Heidegger in favor of a radical relation to otherness, alterity....
Merleau-Ponty on Truth, Language, and Value
Bernard Waldenfels superb essay "Verite a Faire: Merleau-Ponty's Question Concerning Truth" permits us to conceive of MerleauPonty's theory of truth in a succinct and, I believe, accurate fashion.' Merleau- Ponty's works are notoriously complex, multifaceted,...
Parent, Child, Alterity, Dialogue
"Desire for the new in us is the desire for the other." Emmanuel Levinas The Adult-Child Situation and the Plural Self The adult-child situation is paradigmatic of alterity, both psychologically and ethically. For the child, it is literally the first...
Solidarity and Fear: Hegel and Sartre on the Mediations of Reciprocity
In Sartre's late work, the Critique of Dialectical Reason, he shares with Hegel an interest in comprehending the sphere of human freedom in a concrete social and political context, where reciprocity is a guiding ideal for freedom and self-understanding,...
The Role of the Beitrage in Heidegger's Critique of Science
Bell & Howell Information and Learning: foreign text omitted. In sec 73 of the Beitrage, Heidegger argues that the abandonment of being (die Seinsverlassenheit) that characterizes the modern epoch is decided by modern science, and that therefore...
The Speechless Image: Gadamer and the Claim of Modern Painting
Since the publication of Truth and Method, Hans-Georg Gadamer's reflections on art have increasingly sought to address the provocation of aesthetic modernity.1 He readily acknowledges that the simultaneous emergence of such phenomena as hermetic poetry,...
The Two Faces of Liberal Democracy in Habermas
Bernhard Peters has criticized Jurgen Habermas's Between Facts and Norms for its peculiar conflation of facts and values. According to Peters, Habermas derives his conception of liberal democracy directly from "our modern world-view" and from "our legal...

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