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. 56, No. 3, August

Being Just? Just Being: Heidegger's Just Thinking
No one has ever accused Heidegger of being just. To the contrary, perhaps more than any other thinker, Heidegger is accused of being decidedly unjust, and at precisely a historical moment when justice mattered the most. Most recently, Emmanuel Faye has...
Biological Imagery in Fear and Trembling
In Fear and Trembling, Johannes de Silentio, the pseudonymous author, frequently uses images drawn from biological life, including images of generations, youth and old age, nutriment, and familial relations such as husbandwife and parent-child. ' In...
Constraints on Manipulations of Emotions by Music: A Critique of Tom Cochrane's Assumptions
In a chapter that compared the respective roles of emotion and reason in art-music composers' creative process, I suggested that emotivism was the currently dominant position in the study of, and talk about, music. ' I defined it informally as a general...
Heidegger's Being and Time and National Socialism
In the fall issue of 2011, Philosophy Today published an open letter from Gregory Fried to Emmanuel Faye along with Faye's response.1 At stake was Heidegger's Nazism and therefore also, if not primarily, his chef-d'oeuvre, Being and Time. Faye refers...
Husserl's Somatology and Life Sciences
The immediate, pre- theoretical, pre-scientific intuition of myself living and inhabiting the world is what ultimately make possible, from a phenomenological point of view, the cognitive access to every external phenomenon of life. I approach the other...
Kierkegaard and Intentionally Fictional Authors
In "A First and Last Declaration," his first sustained account of the pseudonymous authorship for which he was often in his own time (as he continues to be today) given authorial responsibility, Kierkegaard writes: "From the beginning I have seen quite...
Marion and Negative Certainty
EPISTEMOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF GIVENNESSThe saturated phenomenon, as Marion has outlined it, is so overwhelming and bedazzling that it defies all attempts to comprehend, categorize, or even to see it.1 Being Given articulates it as...
The Mechanism of Cultural Evolution in Nietzsche's Genealogical Writings
In recent scholarship on Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), substantial efforts have been made to better understand the peculiar interaction between his philosophical genealogy of culture and his persistent use of biological discourse.1 Conspicuous in...
Wittgenstein and World Religions
This essay is not about what Wittgenstein thought or might have thought about world religions. Rather, it is about how his understanding of the nature and function of language might be used to shed light on the speech-acts employed within various religious...