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. 51, No. 1, Spring

Difference and Creativity: Virtuality and Actualization in Deleuze's Reading of Bergson
The concept of the virtual holds a central position in the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Brian Massumi states that it "is probably the most pivotal . . . concept in Deleuze and Guattari's philosophical vocabulary" (Massumi, 34). Daniel W. Smith writes,...
Divisions of Manet
Throughout Foucault's work references to Manet surface and resurface, sometimes more or less obscure, but always in the context of the dawn of modernity, that point in history in which the objects and discourses that we are today so familiar with first...
Essence Today: Hegel and the Economics of Identity Politics
The concept of essence is thought by many political theorists to be a residue of the patriarchal onto-theological tradition of metaphysics that needs to be (or has been) overcome by more progressive aims. The purpose of this essay is to examine the concept...
Foucault Contra Habermas: Knowledge and Power
Both Habermas and Foucault are concerned about the domination of scientific knowledges in modern western societies. They critique science so as to open up space for other knowledges. Despite these similarities, the kinds of critique they carry out differ...
Graham Priest and the Philosophy of the Paraconsistent
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)The paraconsistent movement is typically concerned with systems of logic in which not everything follows from a contradiction. Systems in which everything does follow from a contradiction (referred...
Heidegger's "Phenomenology of Failure" in Sein Und Zeit
(ProQuest-CSA LLC: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Failure speaks, in its own way-as an adman and therefore with little importance-the crucial logic, or rather it inscribes discourse in that logic.Jean-Luc Marion, The Idol and Distance: Five StudiesHeidegger's...
Neutral Monism and the Social Character of Consciousness
The mind-body problem today resembles a battle-zone in which warring camps, including physicalists, property dualists, panpsychists (Shan 2003), and emergentists (Gonzalez, Broens, and Haselager 2004) clash on a darkling plain, each side regarding the...
Quentin Meillassoux: A New French Philosopher
QUENTIN MEILLASSOUXA NEW FRENCH PHILOSOPHERThis article is a review of Après lafinitude, the remarkable debut book of Quentin Meillassoux.1 In my estimation, this work is one of the most important to appear in continental philosophy in recent years,...
The Body in Its Animal Being
Aristotle defined the human being as "the rational animal." Philosophical efforts to understand what is human have had an overwhelming tendency to focus upon the "rational" side of the equation-in other words, what makes us different from the animal....
What Is a Post-Hegelian Kantian? the Case of Paul Ricoeur
One of the most popular ways to describe Paul Ricoeur's work is to say that he is a "postHegelian Kantian." Ricoeur himself embraced this label, and over the course of his career, he used it again and again to characterize his approach to philosophy.1...
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