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. 44, No. 2, Summer

Alexander Nehamas and the Art of Living
In today's cultural environment, it is often hard to remember a time when sociological orientations toward literature and life weren't dominant. Gender studies and the new historicism have so captivated the producers of social capital that other possible...
Existentialism and the Return to Religion
There are some good reasons to think that future historians will characterize the twentieth century as the century of secularism. As the century began, Nietzsche's declaration that God is dead, made some years earlier, was still reverberating. Three...
How to Avoid Writing: Prefaces and Points of View in Kierkegaard
It is, in the literary world, customary to take a holy vow. The ceremony is less definite. In olden times one swore, as is known, by Freyr's boar; Hamlet swears by the fire tongs; the Jews are even said to have done it in an indecent manner. However,...
Metaphor and Thought
One of the central problems in philosophy of language is discovering the relation of language to thought. It has been said that language makes our thought accessible to ourselves and others. For instance, Frege argued that signs are necessary for fixing...
Objectivity and Insecurity: Adorno and Empirical Social Research
The relationship between the Frankfurt School project of social research and empirical method in mainstream sociology is widely acknowledged to be an ambivalent one. From its inception in the early 1930s, the Institut , fur Sozialforschung had maintained...
Ricoeur's "Human Time" as a Response to the Problem of Closure in Heideggerian Temporality
In this essay I explicate Heidegger's conception of time to show that the account of self understanding and interpretation built upon that conception fails to provide the closure necessary for determinacy in self understanding. The flaw lies in a discontinuity...
Spirituality as a State of Being
The special difficulty that exists with the notion of spirituality comes from the fact that it initially addresses a mode of existence which is essentially problematic: namely, our own conscious existence. Every attempt to fix conceptually the role of...
Splitting Time: Bergson's Philosophical Legacy
Tout moment de notre vie... se scinde en meme temps qu'il se pose. Ou plutot it consiste dans cette scission meme. . . Bergson. L'Eneyie Spirituelle Elle [la m&moire] cree ainsi a nouveau la perception presente, ou plutot elle double cette perception...
The Cogito, Human Self-Assertion, and the Modern World
To the question-What is the essence of modernity?-many answers have been given: human autonomy (Kant), the rational differentiation of the totality of reality into respective spheres of knowledge (Weber), the secularization of Christian eschatology (Lowith),...

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