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. 4, Fall

Action, Norms and Critique: Paul Ricoeur and the Powers of the Imaginary
IntroductionOn several occasions, Paul Ricoeur used the expression "poetics of the will" to characterize his philosophical enterprise and its unity. We know for a fact that after having investigated the finitude of the act of willing and the evil that...
Beyond Ousiodic Ontology: Reflections on John McCumber's on Philosophy: Notes from a Crisis
At the historical moment when the fate of Western civilization is being decided in a way that seems unprecedented-when Hamlet's question resounds with a new force not only on theatrical stages, but also in the halls of academia-John McCumber's On Philosophy:...
Doing Justice to Justice: Ricoeur's Discovery of the Juridical Plane
Reflections on the Just attempts both to complement and to correct "the whole dialectic of the little ethics" that Paul Ricoeur had placed at the end of Oneself as Another.1 One of the problems identified was that the approach Ricoeur had taken there...
Introduction
It is my honor to present to you this special issue of Philosophy Today, dedicated to the topic Ricoeur, Justice and Institutions / Ricoeur, la justice et les institutions. For the first time in its history, this journal is publishing a bilingual issue,...
On Speaking Matter, Boundary, and Place: Reflections on John McCumber's on Philosophy: Notes from a Crisis
Philosophy must learn to hear the speaking of matter.-John McCumber, On Philosophy, 229IJohn McCumber's On Philosophy: Notes from a Crisis opens with tracing the multiple crises from which philosophy suffers today back to the problem- atic presumption...
Ricoeur and Just Institutions
Paul Ricoeur defines the ethical intention in Oneself as Another as "aim- ing at the 'good life' with and for others, in just institutions."1 The focus of this article will be on what "just institutions" might mean. As I will indicate, Ricoeur has much...
Ricoeur's Ethics of Politics and Democracy
IntroductionPolitics is the process to organise how we live together in a society."1 And however a society is organized, it is "established with a view to some good,"2 for "this is certainly the chief end, both of individuals and of states."3 John Locke...
Speaking of the Speaking of Matter: Responses to Casey and Sushytska
Iwould like to thank Edward S. Casey and Julia Sushytska for their deep engagement with my book and, even more, with the issue it tries to raise. The questions they ask are deep and the problems they pose are large; they have taught me much, not only...
The Conflict between the Fundamental, the Universal, and the Historical: Ricoeur on Justice and Plurality
IntroductionPaul Ricoeur's late reflections on justice, found in two collections of essays1 and other dispersed articles,2 are a touchstone of his practi- cal philosophy. Like in other domains of his philosophical work, his approach to justice is indirect....
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