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. 42, No. 1, Spring

Care for the Self: Originary Ethics in Heidegger and Foucault
What interests me in the following remarks is an apparent parallel between Heidegger and Foucault concerning the question of ethics, the important differences between these two thinkers notwithstanding. Specifically, I have always been struck by the...
Ethics and Rules: A Political Reading of Foucault's Aesthetics of Existence
Of all Foucault's sometimes obscure texts, none is more enigmatic than are the second and third volumes of The History of Sexuality. The work intended to serve as the introduction to the series, La volonte de savoir, had seemed to provide a theoretical...
Ethics, Positivity, and Gender: Foucault, Aristotle, and the Care of the Self
In his preface to Anti-Oedipus, Michel Foucault argues that the "art" of Deleuze and Guattari's work lies in its formulation of new questions: "Questions that are less concerned with why this or that than with how to proceed" (xii). Foucault also describes...
Foucault's Debt to Hegel
. . . truly to escape Hegel involves an exact appreciation of the price we have to pay to detach ourselves from him. It assumes that we are aware of the extent to which Hegel, insidiously perhaps, is close to us; it implies a knowledge, in that which...
I'm Going to Have to Wander All Alone
So much to say, and I don't have the heart for it today. So much to say about what has happened to us, about what has happened to me too, with the death of Gilles Deleuze; so much to say about what happens with a death that was undoubtedly feared-we...
Is Power All There Is? Michel Foucault and the "Omnipresence" of Power Relations
One of the most interesting and perplexing aspects of Michel Foucault's analytics of modern power is the claim that all social relations are inflected by power relations, that "power is `always already there', that one is never 'outside' it."1 What follows,...
Less Is More: Economic Consumption and the Good Life
When it comes to economic consumption, less is more. Not always, and not beyond a certain minimum level. Sometimes more really is more, and less really is less. But often, less is more; especially for the middle and upper class members of wealthy societies....
Modernity and Historicity in Kant's Theory of Fine Art
1. Kant and Philosophical Modernism In his recent study of philosophical modernism, Modernism as a Philosophical Problem, Robert Pippin identifies Kant as the first "thoroughgoing `philosophical modernist,"' and suggests that our deepest "dissatisfactions"...
Responsibility and Death
The crypto- or mysto-genealogy of responsibility is woven with the double and inextricably intertwined thread of the gift and of death: in short of the gift of death. Derrida, The Gift of Death Responsibility, like many words in Emmanuel Levinas's work,...
The Frame of Discourse: Sexuality, Power, and the Incitement to Race
To educate man to be actional, preserving in all his relations his respect for the basic values that constitute a human world, is the prime task of him who, having taken thought, prepares to act. Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks. Liberty is a practice...
The Uses of Foucault's the History of Sexuality in the Visual Arts
This is philosophy not as thought, but as theater. -a different thought, the thought of difference-a pure event. In these two passages of his essay "Theatrum Philosophicum," Michel Foucault characterized what he believed to be an important achievement...

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