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. 53, No. 3, Fall

Aesthetic Emotions and the Ethics of Authenticity
Aesthetics has generated thorny and contentious problems for philosophy going back to its earliest roots in ancient Greek culture. Plato held little esteem for art, since in his mind it stands at two removes from reality, being the imitation of the visible...
Does Marx Make a Religious Turn?
Does Karl Marx maintain that religious belief and oppressive social forces align? The query would strike many as vacuous given his image as a fierce religious critic. Yet, I contend, his critique reveals a surprisingly nuanced theological commentator....
From Daimonion to the "Last" God: Socrates, Heidegger, and the God of the Thinker
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Blaise Pascal famously distinguished between the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (and of Christians) and the God of the philosophers. The first is the God of the religious beUever, the "personal," loving...
History of the Lifeworld from Husserl to Merleau-Ponty
Phenomenology is often criticized by poststructuralists1 and others for its ahistoricaJ approach, aiming to arrive at a priori structures of consciousness and the world without situating them in a specific context. In this essay I will examine the way...
Merleau-Ponty's Criticism of Heidegger
It is now clear that Heidegger took seriously the criticism that Being and Time did not adequately address the human body.1 He addresses this criticism in the Zollikon Seminars2 and provides a brief outline of an existential theory of the body, one that...
Phenomenological Reduction in Heidegger and Fink: On the Problem of the Way Back from the Transcendental to the Mundane Sphere
From the time of his earliest phenomenological writings, Edmund Husserl took the task of grounding the natural and human sciences to be one of his leading missions. While opposition to naturalism and psychologism spurred his thinking, this in no way...
Reflections on the Philosophy and Anti-Philosophy of Art
BADIOU AND RANCIÈREWhen reading Alain Badiou, especially the topical works that deal with politics and art, one is immediately struck by the urgency with which he delimits the identity of philosophy. Perhaps having done more than anyone in recent memory...
White Shame: Responsibility and Moral Emotions
"If we should watch a city coming into being in speech," I said, "would we also see its justice coming into being, and its injustice?""Probably," he said."When this has been done, can we hope to see what we're looking for more easily?""Far more easily.""Is...