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. 61, No. 1, 2017

"A Dog Does Not Exist but Merely Lives": The Question of Animality in Heidegger's Philosophy
World Poverty: Which Method to Understand Animality?As I will show, due to his belief in the ontological specificity of the human compared to the animal, Heidegger assumes as his own the classical humanistic and anthropogenic strategy according to which...
Agency, Ownness and Otherness from Stein to Merleau-Ponty
In his explication of our essentially embodied being in the world in Phenomenology of Perception, Merleau-Ponty's references to the work of Edith Stein are conspicuous by their rarity, though he is closer to her philosophically than to her near contemporary...
Art and Thinking: Protocol of a Colloquium on May 18, 1958
Heidegger:1 We want to make the attempt, from our European standpoint, to grasp some essential aspects of art. The question of whether art in our day and age still has a place is an urgent question for us. We want to begin the colloquium by asking how...
Crossings of Word and Image: On Dennis Schmidt's between Word and Image
The title of Dennis Schmidt's book, Between Word and Image, could hardly be more appropriate. For this title names the very space in which Schmidt's analysis is situated, the space that it addresses and puts into question, though not without itself also...
Derrida-De-Distancing-Heidegger: On the Spatiality of Woman in Spurs
The human being is a creature of distance! And only by way of the real primordial distance that the human in his transcendence establishes toward all beings does the true nearness to things begin to grow in him.-Heidegger, Metaphysical Foundations of...
Ecological Trust: An Object-Oriented Perspective
A ConfessionWhen I was a child, I lied to my mother about something. It matters little what it was; I can't even remember. What is seared into my memory is the acute helplessness I felt when she informed me that I would now have to "earn back her trust."...
Heidegger's Notes on Klee in the Nachlass
Translated by María del Rosario Acosta López, Tobias Keiling, Ian Alexander Moore, and Yuliya Aleksandrovna Tsutserova1If only great minds are surrounded by legend, then Martin Heidegger is certainly one of them. Here, one would have to list not only...
Introduction to Heidegger's "Notes on Klee"
Foucault claimed that "in relation to our century, Klee represents what Velázquez had been able to represent in his."1 In saying this, Foucault gives one reason why Paul Klee's work-both his artistic and his theoretical works-have been so central in...
Life and Art: Toward a Politics of Genesis and Creation
Dennis Schmidt's book, Between Word and Image: Heidegger, Klee, and Gadamer on Gesture and Genesis (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013), is an intense and extraordinarily rich work that moves across the history of aesthetics from Kant to Gadamer....
Notizen Zu Klee / Notes on Klee 1
Compiled and translated by María del Rosario Acosta López, Tobias Keiling, Ian Alexander Moore, and Yuliya Aleksandrovna TsutserovaÎRANSLATORS' INTRODUCTION:This document gathers together and translates Heidegger's notes on Paul Klee (composed sometime...
On the Ethopoetic Possibilities of the Work of Art: Responding to Brogan and Sallis
I met Walter Brogan on Nietzsche's birthday in 1987. We were both part of a SPEP book panel devoted to discussing Reiner Schürmann's Heidegger on Being and Acting. John Sallis, whom I had not yet met, was in a book session in the next room. Walter would...
Reciprocal Mirroring: Conversation between Shin'ichi Hisamatsu and Martin Heidegger on May 19, 1958
MARTIN HEIDEGGER AND SHIN'ICHI HISAMATSU Translated by Carolyn Culbertson and Tobias KeilingHisamatsu:1 I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to you for the direction of the colloquium yesterday afternoon which you undertook despite your many obligations....
Spaces of the Self: Foucault and Goffman on the Micro-Physics of Discipline
A whole history remains to be written of spaces-which at the same time would be a history of powers (both these terms in the plural)-from the great strategies of geo-politics to the little tactics of the habitat, institutional architecture from the classroom...
Special Topic: Heidegger and Paul Klee General Introduction
It has long been whispered that Heidegger's encounter with the work of Paul Klee prompted him to entertain a rewrite of"The Origin of the Work of Art." Although this project never materialized, Heidegger did record a set of notes on Klee that fundamentally...
The Cogito and the Gift: An Analysis of the Relationship between Descartes and Jean-Luc Marion
Jean-Luc Marion has emerged as one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, and his phenomenology of givenness has attracted wide commentary, and criticism, from both secular philosophers and Christian theologians. Marion's most well-known...
"The Fear of the Dog": Levinas's Rhetoric of Animal Violence
IntroductionThere is something inevitable about raising the animal question within the context of Levinas studies. Levinas, after all, is a critical figure in twentieth-century phenomenology and Continental philosophy, and a pioneer of twentieth-century...
The First Person Singular: Missteps on Heidegger's Path
Insight in the First Person SingularEdmund Husserl, a professional mathematician, insisted that all knowledge originates in intuitions in the first person singular. In insight something is before the mind as an object, and completely present. I see at...
The Image That Was in the Blood: Adorno and Celan's "Tenebrae"
After Adorno stated that "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric" he changed his mind. This change was due, in large part, to Paul Celan. For Adorno, Celan's poetry is a non-barbaric, after-Auschwitz poetry. More precisely, it overcomes a devastating...
The "Protofigural" and the "Event": Heidegger's Interpretation of Klee
Translated by María del Rosario Acosta López, Tobias Keiling, Ian Alexander Moore, and Yuliya Aleksandrovna TsutserovaThe "turn"that is taken by Heidegger in matters of art and aesthetics is no less sharp than those carried out by him in other areas...
Translation ~ Politics 1
To Lance, with thanksThis article must confess to a spirit of diffidence. Its goal is simply to take up and, perhaps, verify a suggestion by Jacques Rancière: to occupy the "very interval between . . . two terms" in order to open "the possibility of...
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