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. 58, No. 3, Summer

Beyond Intentionality?: Levinas's Concept of Ethical Sinngebung
In one of the sections of Of God Who Comes to Mind, Levinas expressly mentions the need to go "beyond intentionality" as far as the description of the ethical rapport goes.1 In the paragraphs that follow this statement, Levinas exposes the fact that...
Experiments in Thinking: An Assay of Smith's Essays on Deleuze
Experiments in Thinking: An Assay of Smith's Essays on Deleuze Daniel W. Smith, Essays on Deleuze (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012),Let me begin with a hypothetical. Let us take a relatively established philosopher who has been at work within...
How It's Not the Chrisippus You Read: On Cooper, Hadot, Epictetus, and Stoicism as a Way of Life
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)INTRODUCTION: PHILOSOPHY, WHICH WAY OF LIFE? COOPER VERSUS HADOTIn 2012, John M. Cooper published his Pursuits of Wisdom.1 Based on the previous year's John Locke lectures, Cooper's opus examines ancient...
Iphigenia vs. Abraham: Problematizing the Knight of Faith in Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The story of the binding of Isaac, also known as the akedah (Genesis 221) has been subject to many important philosophical commentaries and discussions. One of these is Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling,...
No Ethics without Resistance?: How Lacan Understands Moral Sensibility
In the posthumously published Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret, Goethe expresses no small degree of perplexity concerning a short passage in the tragedy of Antigone: "There is a passage in Antigone which I always look upon as a blemish,...
Notes on Individuation in Adorno and Foucault
The social construction of the individual is a central theme in critical social theory. Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault address this theme throughout their work, offering important insights into individual identity and autonomy in the West. To...
Responsiveness and Technology: On Touch and the Ecotechnie-From Aristotle to Jean-Luc Nancy
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)I. Technical ResponsivenessLet me begin with the notion of'technical responsiveness' and pose two ob- vious questions to unravel it: What is responsiveness? How is it technical? To the first question...
Ricoeur and the Autonomy of Philosophy: A Reappraisal
It is well known that for much of his career Paul Ricoeur held stead- fastly to the autonomy of philosophical discourse from theological contamination.1 There may well be deep religious motivations for being a philosopher, he acknowledges, but there...
Sartre and Levinas as Phenomenologists
More than a little ink has been spilled recently debating the purity of various ostensible phenomenologists. Two philosophers whose work may seem to pose a particular challenge along these lines are Jean-Paul Sartre, who explicitly uses phenomenology...
The Markers of Deconstructive Citizenship: A Corrective to the Constructionist Approach to Justice
The Markers of Deconstructive Citizenship: A Corrective to the Constructionist Approach to Justice Miriam Bankovsky, Perfecting Justice in Rawls, Habermas, and Honneth: A Deconstructive Perspective (London: Continuum, 2012)In a daredevilish kind of way,...
Theoretical Responsibility: Levinas on Language and the Ethical Status of the Philosophical Question
1Ethics as first philosophy" could mean that the conscious taking up of ethical burdens is to precede theoretical inquiry, or it could mean that "ethics" is the area of inquiry with which the theoretical enterprise should commence. We can then ask: in...
There's a Promise Hidden in the Ruins of a Pure Ethics: Reviewing Anderson's Ethics under Erasure
There's a Promise Hidden in the Ruins of a Pure Ethics: Reviewing Anderson's Ethics under Erasure Nicole Anderson, Derrida: Ethics under Erasure (London: Continuum, 2012)What does politics look like when it stands on the shaky grounds of 'ethics under...
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