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. 50, No. 3, Fall

Becoming Subjective: Kierkegaard's Existential Revolution
Kierkegaard, we are often told, gives us a philosophy, if we care to call it that, that is mystical, acosmic, ethically indifferent to the world of persons, one concerned only with a subjective or inward reality that does not impinge on the reality and...
Beyond Continents: Eschatological Dimensions in the Philosophy of William James and Richard Kearney
Richard Kearney is a contemporary continental philosopher with interests in the divine beyond the onto-theological.1 In The God Who May Be, Kearney is interested in an eschatological hermeneutic of God rather than a traditional metaphysical interpretation....
How Does It Feel? Affect, Apathy, and Historical Transition
Not only the five senses but also the so-called mental senses-the practical senses (will, love, etc.)-in a word, human sense-the human nature of the senses-comes to be by virtue of its object, by virtue of humanized nature. The forming of the five senses...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Post-Marxist" Critique of Alienation: A Re-Reading through Jacques Lacan and Slavoj Zizek
It is widely recognized that although Jean-Jacques Rousseau mainly uses the idea of alienation in the sense of giving away or selling, ' his presentation of man in society foreshadows, to some extent, the concept of alienation as it is elaborated by...
Judgment, History, Memory: Arendt and Benjamin on Connecting Us to Our Past
The earlier culture will become a heap of rubble and finally a heap of ashes, but spirits will hover over the ashes.L. Wittgenstein1I want to elucidate some connections between memory and judgment by presenting these themes in the work of Hannah Arendt...
Modernity: Vernunftspaltung
To Dietmar, Who Never Lost Faith ...In an essay entitled "The Unity of Reason in the Diversity of Its Voices" Jiirgen Habermas returns to a phrase by Parmenides, to hen pania, the one and the many, to argue for the non-metaphysical notion of an overarching...
Nature Becoming Conscious of Itself: Adorno on Self-Reflection
Wir sind uns unbekannt, wir Erkennenden, wir selbst uns selbst: das hat seinen guten Grund. Wir haben nie nach uns gesucht-wie sollte es geschehn, daß wir eines Tages uns fänden?Friedrich NietzscheDuring the Nürnberg trials, defendants argued that they...
Reason and the Limits of Existential Freedom: Why Sartre Is Not a Voluntarist
In the act theory of Jean-Paul Sartre freedom is the foundation of all human activity and of all the reasons, motives, and values which arise through that activity. In the search for explanations, there is nowhere further back to go than the original...
The Grotesque and Merleau-Ponty on "Fleshing Out" the Subject
Merleau-Ponty's concept of subjectivity can be analyzed in a new way by examining it through the figuration of the grotesque. I shall demonstrate how the new subject proposed by Merleau-Ponty may be better understood by aligning it with the grotesque...