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. 57, No. 2, May

An Aristotelian School in Romania: Reality or Not?
The purpose of this essay is to trace Aris-totle's presence within Romanian Philosophy as a sufficient argument for the existence of an established Romanian Aristotelian School.At a first glance, such an investigation should be risk-free. It could simply...
Conceptual Idealism and the Reformed Metaphysical Method
In an article published in 1991, Nicholas Rescher wrote:Idealism, broadly speaking, is the doctrine that reality is somehow mind-correlative or mind-coordinated. However, the specifically conceptual idealism. stands in contrast to an ontological doctrine...
Gadamer and Rorty on the History of Philosophy
If we look at Hans-Georg Gadamer and Richard Rorty from the point of view of the history of Western philosophy, it is beyond question that they both belong to the relativist tradition of post-Nietzschean European and that of post-Darwinian American philosophy....
Medieval Philosophies What Are They, and Why?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)The historiographical entity we traditionally call "medieval philosophy" in most cases is taken for granted and more-or-less considered as unproblematic. On a closer look, however, it becomes a notoriously difficult...
Medieval Philosophy and Philosophical Medievalism the Public Understanding of Medieval Philosophy
All knowledge begins with the eyes, although the freshness of our earliest perceptions is soon clouded. Language and ideas are always preceded by our perceptual structuring of existence.Roberto Rossellini, 1973 1One can conceive of writing infinitely...
On the Historiography of Philosophy: Representations and Cultural Constructions
This issue of Philosophy Today presents of papers from the International Workshop on the Historiography of Philosophy: Representations and Cultural Constructions, held in September 2012 at the West University of Timiç oara, Romania. This meeting was...
Philosophical Contributions in Deliberati0 Supra Hymnum Trium Puerorum
The introduction of Gerard of Cenad as a philosopher at the end of eighteenth century by the Transylvanian Catholic Archbishop in Alba Iulia, Ignatius Batthyá ny, was a pioneering act but it never received any notable public reaction.1 Batthyá ny's 1790...
Pragmatist Epistemology and the Post-Structural Turn of the Social Sciences: A New Kind of Non-Aristotelian Logic?
During the 1980s and the 1990s, philosoph-ical works by Richard Rorty (1979, 1982, 1989, 1991) and by Jü rgen Habermas (1999) focused a strong attention on neopragmatism and the so-called linguistic turn of the new ap-proaches. In the same period, works...
The Popper, Kirk, and Lloyd Controversy Revisited the Traps of the "Historiography of Legitimacy"
"Back to the Pre-Socratics" was the title of a lecture that Karl Popper gave in London to the members of the Aristotelian Society on Octo-ber 13, 1958.' On that particular occasion, al-though he declared that he would speak only "as an amateur, as a...
Toward a Theoretical Foundation for the History of Chinese Political Philosophy beyond Cultural Essentialism and Its Critique
This essay seeks to theoretically defend a certain type of narratable history of Chinese political philosophy against the challenge of both cultural essential ism and its critique.1 I will begin with an examination of cultural essentialism in existing...
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