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. 47, No. 2, Summer

Art and Identity: Expanding Narrative Theory
Early works that advanced a narrative understanding of the self, such as Alastair MacIntyre's After Virtue, came as a refreshing change from more standard discussions of the metaphysics of identity. The speed at which this conception was embraced is...
Cartesian Dualism, and the Universe as Turing Machine
In the field of computability and algorithmicity, there have recently been two essays that are, in my opinion, of great interest: Peter Slezak's "Descartes's Diagonal Deduction," and David Deutsch's "Quantum Theory, the Church-Turing Principle and the...
Genetic Phenomenology and the Husserlian Account of Ethics
In this essay I will argue that Husserl's methodological transition to genetic phenomenology is an important development with ramifications for his ethical theory. We shall see how the transition to genetic phenomenology paves the way for thinking about...
Is There a Teleological Suspension of the Philosophical? Kierkegaard, Levinas, and the End of Philosophy
Everyone will readily agree that it is of the highest importance to know whether we are not duped by philosophy. Indeed, in the wake of the critique of the metaphysics of presence, what significance and value can be claimed for philosophy? Must we deny...
Phenomenology of the Mailbox: Much Ado about Nothing
Early in the twentieth century Adolph Reinach, one of Husserl's pupils, devoted an entire semester to a course on the phenomenology of the mailbox. Given the great questions of human origins and destiny, human freedom and responsibility, and the meaning...
Sartre: Freedom as Imprisonment
Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness has been subjected to considerable critical scrutiny over the years, not least by Sartre himself in his later thinking; but it is still capable of generating intriguingly diverse interpretations. Recently, Christina...
The Creative and Revolutionary Nature of Desire: A Critical Comparison of Some Postmodern Viewpoints
Beginning with our ordinary consciousness in his Phenomenology of Spirit, Hegel intends to move his reader to the more authentic perspective of Geist, a viewpoint that will not manifest us as finite subjects in opposition to the world, but will allow...
The Death of Man
The machine has dropped the driver.Horkheimer1This essay elaborates a thesis in contemporary philosophy, still much neglected, but which, nevertheless, challenges the very foundation of the last four hundred years of Western culture. This thesis, which...

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