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. 46, No. 4, Winter

Biographical Life and Ratio-Vitalism in the Thought of Ortega Y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset's (1883-1955) introduction to neo-Kantianism while studying at the University of Marburg from 1906 to 1908 was to serve the young, twenty-three year old Spaniard as a philosophical epiphany.1 Studying with Herman Cohen and Paul Natorp...
Lyotard's Politics of Difference and Equivalence
The resistance throughout Jean-Franqois Lyotard's work to the reduction of phenomena to simple oppositions or binary sets alerts us to the necessity of hesitating before interpreting in that binary way his thinking on difference and equivalence, particularity...
Merleau-Ponty on Scientific Revolutions
Re-reading Thomas Kuhn's important 1962 work On Scientific Revolutions,1 one is struck with how his "postmodern" view of scientific change as mere paradigm shift was dependent upon his conception of a rather narrow modernist view, one that claims that...
Rationality, Religiousness, and the Belief in Miracles
And He was buried and rose again; this is certain because it is impossible. Tertullian David Hume is supposed to have demonstrated the irrationality of the belief in miracles. If Hume is right, it is never rational to believe that some event is a miracle,...
Ricoeur on Objectivity: Between Phenomenology and the Natural Sciences
There is a considerable body of literature on the relationship between phenomenology and the natural sciences. More recently, the philosophical emphasis has shifted to hermeneutics. The work of Paul Ricoeur is, of course, discussed within this literature....
The Confusion of Marxian and Freudian Fetishism in Adorno and Benjamin
Both Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin borrow from Freudian theory in their analyses of fetishism's relation to the contemporary reception of cultural products. I will argue that both authors have confused the Marxian and Freudian theories of fetishism,...
The Dissimulation of Law and Power: Michel Foucault
Victor Hugo's professed decision to have written a vast and serpentine novel in memory of the inscription and later effacement of a single word-anagke: fatality, necessity-- might serve to preface the following investigation of the relationship between...
The Priority of Affirmation in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur
Students of Paul Ricoeur have noticed that one recurring feature of his philosophy is an emphasis on affirmation. Olivier Abel, for instance, states that one cannot truly comprehend Ricoeur's philosophy without recognizing the priority that he places...

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