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. 43, No. 3, Fall

An Integrated Account of Theistic Predication
Simple predications consist of three elements: a singular term, a predicate term, and a copula (characteristically but not necessarily a form of the verb "to be"). According to an intensional interpretation, the meaning of a singular term, be it a proper...
David Chalmers' Arguments for "Property Dualism"
David Chalmers' philosophy of mind exemplifies a trend in much recent scholarship that puts the phenomenon of consciousness, what it feels like to be a cognitive agent experiencing things, at the center of our understanding of mind.' This movement itself...
Divine Remembrance: Holderlin, Nancy, and the Finitude of Thought
At the end of his "productive" life in the period 1801-04, Holderlin turns his attention to translating both Sophocles and Pindar. Often these translations and accompanying Remarks are interpreted as a retreat from the earlier attempts to articulate...
Modernity, Mortality, and Mystery
Fear no more the heat o' the sun Nor the furious winter's rages: Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone and ta'en thy wages: Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. Fear no more the frown o' the great, Thou art past...
Simone De Beauvoir's Existentialist Ontology
The ancient Athenians believed that their forebears sprang directly from the earth rather than being created by gods or born of human parents. In some version of the myth, the ancestor was depicted as having a man's form above the waist and a snake's...
Symbolic Value, Virtue Ethics, and the Morality of Groups
In his recent book, The Nature of Rationality , Robert Nozick introduces the notion of the symbolic utility of an act (Nozick 26ff.). Although much has been written about symbolism and symbolic meaning, Nozick breaks important new ground in showing how...
The Dialectics of Oppression: A Phenomenological Perspective
"Being-seen-by-the-other" is the truth of "seeing-the-other." Jean-Paul Same The Self and the Other Hegel has written, "self-consciousness exists in itself and for itself, in that, and by the fact that it exists for another self-consciousness."1 The...
The Moment of Responsibility (Derrida and Kierkegaard)
Derrida is at home in the world of Kierkegaard. Already in his early Levinas article which appears in Writing and Difference, Derrida defended Kierkegaard from the criticism of Levinas.1 In The Force of Law his thinking about the leap over the abyss...
The Time of a Repetition
Under the authority of difference, a certain philosophical discourse seems to have taken hold of our time and marked our century in a way that no other has. Or is it that our time itself has deposited its essence in this discourse of difference-whether...
Where Have All the Tragedies Gone?
The: "A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus And his love Thisby; very tragical mirth." Merry and tragical? Tedious and brief? That is, hot ice and wondrous strange snow, How shall we find the concord of this discord? Phi: A play there is, my lord, some...
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