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. 48, No. 4, Winter

God and Politics in Later Heidegger
World and earth in their strife will raise love and death into their utmost (liebe und Tod in ihr Höchstes heben) and bring them together into fidelity to the god (die Treue zum Gott).(CTP:VI.280/GA 65:399)Despite Heidegger's insistence that fundamental...
Heidegger and the Educated Life
Martin Heidegger's interest in ancient Greek philosophy, especially the work of Plato and Aristotle, has incited speculation about the source of some of the problems in Heidegger's own work. It is thought that certain problems in Plato and Aristotle...
Jaspers and Ricoeur on the Self and the Other
The relationship between Karl Jaspers and Paul Ricoeur is remarkable both for the intensity of its early days and for its apparent coolness soon there after. The typical understanding of this separation focuses on Ricoeur's critique of Jasper's understanding...
Judith Butler's Postmodern Existentialism: A Critical Analysis
During the last 30 years, a shift in the political grammar of social claims has happened, from political demands for redistributive justice to identity-based struggles for cultural recognition.1 According to Nancy Fraser, "the 'struggle for recognition'...
Naive Idealism: A Response to Tim Hyde
Tim Hyde's summary of Tool-Being is both vigorous and largely accurate. On the whole, his review displays a balanced sense of what my argument actually achieves and what it merely hints at without yet having the means to complete. His overview of the...
On the Nature of Ethics in Heidegger
At the beginning of his 1928 lecture course The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic Heidegger addresses the relation of the question of philosophy and the question of the human. Here, one year after the publication of Being and Time, his topic and focus...
The Philosopher and Her Shadow: Irigaray's Reading of Merleau-Ponty
Just as the perceived world endures only through the reflections, shadows, levels and horizons between things ... so the works and thought of a philosopher a re also made of certain articulations between things said.Maurice Merleau-Ponty,"The Philosopher...
Tool-Being and Its Reversal
TOOL-BEING AND ITS REVERSALWhether he succeeds or fails, the main difference between Heidegger and most contemporary philosophers is that he at least tries to talk about real jugs and bridges.'In each case, the proper question is not "what did Heidegger...
Verendlichung (Finitization): The Overcoming of Metaphysics with Life
Like so many written during the last fifty years, this text attempts to think with Heidegger and beyond Heidegger. To think with Heidegger means that we must still concern ourselves with the task of overcoming metaphysics. What is metaphysics? From Heidegger,...

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