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. 3, Fall

A Mystical Response to Disvalue in Nature
Holmes Rolston III has argued for the existence of intrinsic value in nature.1 As a result, he must give some account of its flip side: intrinsic disvalue in nature. The problem of disvalue in nature is similar to the traditional problem of evil, as...
Coleridge, Freud, and the Interpretation of Dreams
The question of the relationship between Freud and philosophy has been raised and explored in seminal ways through the linguistic account of Freudian psychoanalysis given by Jacques Lacan, and by the hermeneutic criticism of Freud's works by Paul Ricoeur....
Davidson, Irrationality, and Ethics
In this essay I will outline Donald Davidson's account of two forms of irrationality, akrasia and self-deception, and relate this account to ethical action and belief.1 His view of irrationality is generally a Freudian one, to the effect that agents...
Music, Listeners, and Moral Awareness
Although one might not know it from the state of discussion in contemporary philosophical journals, there is a long intellectual tradition that insists on the connection between music and morality.1 Socrates' concern in book three of the Republic with...
Resoluteness in the Middle Voice: On the Ethical Demensions of Heidegger's Being and Time
Wir Gewaltsamen, wir wahren langer. Aber wann, in welchem alter Leben, sind wir endlich offen and Empfanger'? -Rainer Maria Rilke1 As an existential analytic of human Dasein, Being and Time never claims to be more than provisional. It stands today, as...
The Mortal Blessings of Narrative: Death, Poetry, and the Beginnings of Cultural Change
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind Cannot bear very much reality. Time past and time future What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present.I Introduction: Narrative and Autobiography In many corners it has been rightly...
To Think as Mortals: Heidegger and the Finitude of Philosophical Existence
Immortals are mortal, mortals immortal, living the other's death, dead in the other's life. Heraclitus, 22B62 En-owning owns god over to man in that it owns man to god. Heidegger, Contributions to Philosophy (Front Enowning) The relation between philosophy...

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