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. 46, No. 1, Spring

A Feminist Interpretation of the Leaps in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
Traditional spiritualist philosophies such as those of Plato, Plotinus, or Augustine of Hippo, have tended to immure themselves within a binary framework according to which there is an antinomy between the finite and the infinite, between the here and...
Communication in Constellation: Adorno and Habermas on Communicative Practices under Late Capitalism
On Theodor W. Adorno's account of late capitalism, the exchange principle distorts interpersonal relations to such a degree that individuals see themselves and others in much the same way that they view the commodities that they produce for the marketplace....
Is There a Grammar of Authenticity?
One must be taught to write "one writes." The formality of this phrasing justifies Martin Heidegger's English translators, who translate "Das Man" not with the formal "one," but with the colloquial "they."1 This choice lends itself particularly well...
Merleau-Ponty's Critique of Modernism and Postmodernism
As is now well known, Maurice Merleau-- Ponty's philosophy frequently argued on two fronts, against various forms of continental rationalism and against various types of tabula rosa empiricism. And even though his criticisms are often recognized as dismantling...
Of Becoming, Fate, and Destiny
Central to the thought of Max Scheler is his contemplation on the play of finite becoming and infinite wholeness, destiny and fate in the human person. His philosophical explorations, from the Catholic to the metaanthropological writings, are informed...
Philosophizing with Sylvia Plath: An Embodied Hermeneutic of Color in "Ariel"
Phenomenological approaches to philosophy share a commitment to describing phenomena as we encounter them in the world, existentialist phenomenology in particular. In this essay, I extend the theoretical commitments of phenomenology to an applied study...
Secrets of European Responsibility: Jacques Derrida on Responsibility in the Philosophy of Jan Patocka
In his 1995 collection of essays entitled The Gift of Death,1 Jacques Derrida deconstructs the concept of responsibility-a characteristically Derridean undertaking. His purpose, however, is not to discount responsibility but to reinforce it, to demarcate...
Some Levinasian Reflections on the Argument from Design
The argument from design for the existence of God is intuitively powerful. However, its intellectual history is somewhat checkered. Some two and a half centuries ago, it was dealt a serious philosophical blow by David Hume, a blow from which, for a time,...
The Naturalism Debate and the Development of European Philosophy
The division between scientifically-- minded Anglo-American analytic philosophy and more literature-oriented Continental philosophy dominated twentieth century thought. These movements have a common origin, however. In order to trace them to their sources,...
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