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. 3, Fall

A Return on the Repressed: The Debt of History in Paul Ricoeur's Time and Narrative
In the third volume of Time and Narrative, Paul Ricoeur introduces the concept of debt as a means of formulating the historian's and the novelist's ethical relationship to the past. Although the idea of debt plays a relatively small role within the context...
Methodological Solipsism and the Multiverse
It is well known that quantum physics deals with phenomena characterized by uncertainty. A typical expression of this uncertainty is the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, where, the more precisely we know the position of a particle, the more imprecisely...
Not Just Visitors: Cosmopolitanism, Hospitality, and Refugees
This possible abuse cannot annul the right of citizens of the world to try to establish community with all and, to this end, to visit all regions of the earth (Kant, 1996, 6: 353).Recent philosophers, political scientists and cultural theorists have...
On Kitcher's Definition of a Priori Knowledge
In his book Interpreting Modern Philosophy, James Collins notes that concern with the a priori has preoccupied twentieth century "philosophers of every sort." He explains:It is central to the works of Frege and Quine, C. I. Lewis and Wittgenstein, Carnap...
Reconsidering the Debate concerning the Cartesian Cogito
This essay will consider some of the issues that have been posed by Foucault and Derrida concerning their disagreement on the Cartesian cogito. I will argue that what is at stake in this debate is the question of where exclusion takes place and what...
Saving Abraham: Johannes De Silentio and the Demonic Paradox
As is frequently noted, the subtitle of Kierkegaard's pseudonymous Fear and Trembling-Dialektisk Lyrik-seems to impute to its pseudonymous author, Johannes de silentio, the self-contradictory status of "dialectical lyricist," or, perhaps more colloquially,...
Thought as Modern Art or the Ethics of Perversion
Van Gogh's is the eye of a great genius, but seeing the way in which he dissects me from the deep end of the canvas out of which he has sprung, it is no longer the genius of a painter that I now feel throbbing in him, but the genius of a certain philosopher...
Who If Not He? a Narrative Semiotic Reading of Kierkegaard's Either/or
There is nowhere a truth that would teach me who I have to be; a truth that I would not understand if I had not already become who I have to be.Vincent DescombesThis essay proposes an interpretation of Kierkegaard's Either/Or I (1987) [1845] from a narrative...