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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. 55, No. 4, November

Apophasis and the Trace of Transcendence: Wyschogrod's Contribution to a Postmodern Jewish Immanent A/theology
Fame is the tint that Scholars leaveUpon their Setting Names -The Iris not of OccidentThat disappears as comes -Emily DickinsonUndoubtedly, it will take some time before the full measure of the contributions of Edith Wyschogrod to the disciplines of...
Editor's Introduction
The essays in this issue were delivered at the memorial conference "Remembering Edith Wyschogrod's Philosophy," held at Rice University, April 10-1 1, 201 1 . The setting of the event was especially meaningful, as Edith Wyschogrod (1930-2009) served...
Eros, Ethics, Explosion: The Loss of Deixis in Recurrence
Emmanuel Lévinas is eloquent on both ethics and eros, though if we had not read him before, we might well be surprised to find the former passionate and unlimited, the latter viewed with no small measure of suspicion and restraint. We might be surprised,...
Founding Faces: Death and Abstraction in Wyschogrod's Aesthetics and Ethics
In Edith Wyschogrod's 1998 book, An Ethics of Remembering: History, Heterology, and the Nameless Others, we hear a small set of questions iterated around a theme, all pointing toward ongoing concerns for anyone who seeks to move the insights of Continental...
On the Trace of Emmanuel Levinas: The Face of the Other at the Risk of the Incommensurable
In her remarkable book Emmanuel Lévinas: The Problem of Ethical Metaphysics, Edith Wyschogrod clearly stressed the contribution of Lévinas to philosophy, defining it as a "radical reversal" in the relationships between ethics and metaphysics. She writes,...
Photographic Index, the "Spiritual in Art," and the Ethics of "Downcast Eyes"
Seeking a place somewhere "Between Swooners and Cynics," Edith Wyschogrod asks if "the gasp of the swooner before the beauty of the artwork can be recovered in an age of suspicion? Or does the challenge of the cynic call the swooner's vision of art to...
Saintly Lives in a World of Violence: Reflections on the Philosophy of Edith Wyschogrod
More than twenty-five years after it was published, Edith Wyschogrod's Spirit in Ashes: Hegel, Heidegger, and Man-Made Mass Death remains an important theoretical work that combines theoretical orientation and philosophia practica and still speaks today...
Should Levinasians Also Be Hegelians? on Wyschogrod's Levinasianism
There are few things more intellectually rewarding than writing on the work of Edith Wyschogrod. Her work was so wide-ranging - covering figures in the "continental" and the "analytic" traditions, Jewish and Christian philosophical theology, Asian philosophy,...
When the Scaffolding Falls Away: Edith Wyschogrod and Levinas's Ethical Metaphysics
Recently, I discovered a personal note that I had received from Edith Wyschogrod dated November 17, 1998. It was in a manila envelope attached to a copy of the manuscript for a keynote address that she presented at a conference that I organized and directed...
Wyschogrod's Hand: Saints, Animality, and the Labor of Love
In his lecture "Heidegger's Hand (Geschlecht II)," Jacques Derrida announces his topic as follows: "We are going to speak then of Heidegger. We are also going to speak of monstrosity. We are going to speak of the word Geschlecht."1 The slippage from...
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