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. 54, No. 4, December

Arendt's Hermeneutic Interpretation of Kantian Reflective Judgment
Hannah Arendt's reading of reflective judgment in the philosophy of Kant deserves particular attention not only for her understanding of plurality but at least as much for its hermeneutical stance, although this last was neither her intention nor did...
Heidegger's 1924 Clearing of the Affects Using Aristotle's Rhetoric, Book II
In Being and Time, Heidegger famously notes that the analysis of the affects (pathe) has taken barely one step forward since book ? of Aristotle's Rhetoric (H139).1The occasion for this reengagement with the possibility of a "step forward" is the availability...
The Capitalistic Cult of Performance
Michel Foucault shows a profound interest in a minor text by Immanuel Kant, "Was ist die Aufklärung?" (What is Enlightenment?).1 In Foucault's view, with this text Kant opens up a new form of philosophically critical problematization which was to be...
The Integrity of Evil: Kierkegaard on the Actualization of Human Evil
Within all religious or philosophical schools of thought where order and moral goodness are the foundations and substance of existence, the concept of evil is problematic. If the ground of existence is ordered and good, then all that comes from the ground...
The Religious Critique of Culture: Paul Tillich and Hans Urs Von Balthasar
As long as there has been a concept of "culture" there has been a critique of culture.In the eighteenth century in Europe, when the term began to come into general use, there was an Enlightenment critique of culture fashioned by the philosophes and directed...
The Romance of a Platonic Crossing
Edwin A. Abbott's Flatland is hardly a newcomer.1 Its first edition appeared in 1884, and it has enjoyed a measure of popularity since. People in mathematics, physics, and computer science continue to be its primary authence. Now, however, comes a new...
THE WORK OF ART AND TRUTH OF BEING AS "HISTORICAL": READING BEING AND TIME, "THE ORIGIN OF THE WORK OF ART," AND THE "TURN" (KEHRE) IN HEIDEGGER'S PHILOSOPHY OF THE 1930s
The aim of this essay is twofold. First, it attempts to elucidate the manner in which for Heidegger the work of art functions as a superlative event of "truth-happening" (alëtheia), which facilitates the movement of Dasein into the truth of Being as...
Thomas Aquinas in Flatland: Reflections on Analogies of Proportionality
Many of those working in various fields of philosophy are familiar with Edwin Abbott's fascinating little book, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.1 Among other things, Abbott sought to examine the difficulties and possibilities involved in discussing...
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