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. 3, Fall

Being-in-the-World and Being-in-the-Situation
In Being and Time, Heidegger defines the Being of Dasein (the human being) as "Beingin-the-world." The world is where Dasein lives by appropriating things within-the-world for the sake of its activity.1 What is peculiar about the world is that it is...
From Exile to Hospitality: A Key to the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas
The question of hospitality and of the welcoming of otherness is central to the thought of Emmanuel Levinas. In his Adieu to Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida highlights the primordial role of the concept of hospitality in the philosophy of Levinas and...
Out from Behind the Shadows: Levinas and Visual Art
Levinas's ethics and visual art: an analysis of the relationship between them would appear to be a futile exercise, one which could lead only to a dead end. Levinas's understanding of art's relationship with ethics is widely understood to be iconoclastic,...
Paul Ricoeur on the Ethical Significance of Reading
In recent years, there has been a great deal of debate about the ethical significance of reading. A number of prominent philosophers and literary critics have argued that reading literature is morally and politically valuable, since it develops traits...
Space and Narrative: Enrique Dussel and Paul Ricoeur: The Missed Encounter
This essay aims to follow up on a missed encounter. In The Underside of Modernity Enrique Dussel and Paul Ricoeur engage in what is almost a dialogue.1 Although Dussel is thankful for the instruction that he has received from Ricoeur while his student,...
The Desire for Social Unity: Levinas and Berdyaev
If such a thing as a "postmodern" perspective on politics exists, it can only be understood through its relation to something called a "modern" perspective. Politically, modernity is many things, but there are two types perhaps which are emblematic of...
The Play of the Fourfolds: Plato and Heidegger
The famous Fourfold (das Geviert) of Earth and Sky, Mortals and Immortals, is a wellknown staple of the late Heidegger's focus upon poetry. In this essay I want to call attention to another Fourfold, one involved in Plato's Line of Knowledge as "the...
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