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. 45, No. 2, Summer

Entering the Chinese Room with Castaneda's Principle (P)
In "Omniscience and Indexical Reference," Hector-Neri Castaneda formulates the following principle, which he designates (P): If a sentence of the form 'X knows that a person Y knows that . . .' formulates a true statement, then the person X knows the...
In Praise of Presence: Rethinking Presence with Derrida and Husserl
". . . perception is unconsciousness." Merleau-Ponty (VAI 189)1 ". . . the ego can really live in its experiences without being conscious of them." Andrd de Muralt (IP 300)2 "[It is a] philosophical error... to think that the visible is an objective...
Levinas and the Akedah: An Alternative to Kierkegaard
"Today nobody will stop with faith; they all go further."1 This was Soren Kierkegaard's complaint. "Today nobody will stop with ethics; they all go further." This is Emmanuel Levinas's complaint, and it is his complaint with Kierkegaard, as well.2 The...
Merleau-Ponty's Circulating Being
In an interview with Richard Kearney, Jacques Derrida clarified his views on subjectivity. "I have never said," he told Kearney that the subject should be dispensed with. Only that it should be deconstructed. To deconstruct the subject does not deny...
Nausea and the Experience of the "IL Y A": Sartre and Levinas on Brute Existence
Despite playing virtually no interlocutory role in Sartre's published texts, Emmanuel Levinas makes two interesting intrusions into Sartre's intellectual biography, one at the beginning and one at the very end of Sartre's career as a thinker. In the...
Selfhood and Agency in Ricoeur and Aristotle
ProQuest Information and Learning: Foreign text omitted The issue of personal identity has (at least since Locke) largely been preoccupied with the issue of whether, and in what sense, an individual person can be said to "remain the same" from one moment...
Text and the Performative Act: Kierkegaard's (Im/possible) Direct Communications
Commenting on the Nicomachean Ethics, bk. X, Kierkegaard criticizes Aristotle because he rates the contemplative life higher than the practice of political virtue.1 Kierkegaard says, "the contemplative life is isolation."2 To think solely for the sake...
The Ideal Realism
Realism is an unlikely institution. After all, under ideal circumstances, the realist need do little more than make that open gesture of the arms which says, "Behold, the world!" What more is there to say? It is all there, quite intractable and quite...
What Measure Now? A Survivor's Reflections on the Holocaust
"The general possibility of evil ... consists in the fact that, instead of keeping his selfhood [Selbstheit] merely as the grounding potentiality [Basis] or the instrument [Organ] man can strive to elevate it to be the ruling and universal will [zum...

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