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. 49, No. 1, Spring

Abraham and the Flaneur: Levinas, Benjamin, and Urban Life
But to lose oneself in the city-as one loses oneself in a forest-that calls for quite a different schooling. Then, signboards and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like cracking twigs under his feet in the forest,...
Contra the Slovenians: Returning to Lacan and Away from Hegel
Often an entire article can be summed up in a quote. Lacan said in his eleventh seminar:The death of structuralism, you are the son of Hegel. I don't agree. I think that in saying Lacan against Hegel, you are much closer to the truth, though of course...
Entangled in Stories: Inwardness, Politics, Conflict and Their Non-Essentialist Treatment
Ideals of reconciliation are treated by most contemporary philosophical discourses as bankrupt and chimeric or even as suspect of totalitarianism and terror. Largely associated with eschatological narratives of a supposedly prospective undifferentiated...
Ethics, Eros, or Caritas?: Levinas and Marion on Individuation of the Other
"It goes without saying that we owe it to Emmanuel Levinas to have ingeniously reconfigured phenomenology so as to let it finally reach the Other as saturated phenomenon."1 This is one of the few statements in which Jean-Luc Marion acknowledges Emmanuel...
Foucault Contra Habermas: Enlightenment, Power, and Critique
In a critique of Horkheimer and Adorno's Dialectic of Enlightenment, Habermas (1982) comments that enlightened thinking has been understood as an opposing force to myth, and yet Horkheimer and Adorno proclaim that "myth is already enlightenment; and...
The Art of the Sublime: Lyotard and the Politics of the Avant-Garde
Jean-François Lyotard's writing on politics conceives of political problems principally as problems of judgment. In his now famous account of the post-modern condition Lyotard identifies the defining feature of our age as the absence of any authoritative,...
The Revival of Frühromantik in the Anglophone World
In Critical Fragment Nr. 115, Friedrich Schlegel remarks: "The whole history of modern poetry is a running commentary on the following brief philosophical text: all art should become science and all science art; poetry and philosophy should be made one."1...
The Role of Greek Tragedy in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur
Paul Ricoeur has shown a remarkable willingness to receive philosophical instruction from literature. He cites and discusses works of poetry and fiction quite often, using them to illustrate claims, to provide telling formulations of problems, and even...

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