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. 1, Winter

A Response to My Commentators
I want to begin by thanking my commentators for the care they have taken to read my book. Their care is evident from the force of their remarks in which, from my perspective at least, they are deemed to be fitting remarks, and as such they demonstrate...
Hermeneutic Availability and Respect for Alterity
Hans-Georg Gadamer's treatment of the other in his philosophical hermeneutics draws a great deal of criticism. Generally, these critiques charge that Gadamer's understanding of the hermeneutical listener or interpreter assimilates the other, thereby...
James Risser's Contemporary Hermeneutics: The Way-Making Community of Those Who Are Strange
"The beautiful strangeness ( Seivóv) of human lifethe beautiful strange power that is human life"Just beneath the surface of James Risser's The Life of Understanding: A Contemporary Hermeneutics (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012), haunting...
Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Liber Naturae
The Sein zum Texte does not exhaust the hermeneutical dimension-unless the word 'text'is taken to mean above and beyond its narrower sense the text which 'God has written with his own hand.'i.e., the liber naturaeOne can demonstrate in the reading of...
Remarks on James Risser's the Life of Understanding: A Contemporary Hermeneutics
The opportunity to discuss James Risser's recently published book, The Life of Understanding: A Contemporary Hermeneutics (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012) is an honor and a privilege. Given the scope and significance of Risser's contributions...
Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of the Self: On the In-Between of the Involuntary and the Voluntary, and Narrative Identity
This paper focuses on the hermeneutics of the self in Paul Ricoeur's Oneselfas Another and on the distinction between the voluntary and the involuntary in his early work. By revisiting Ricoeur's analysis, my goal is to play the devil's advocate and to...
The Crisis of a Hermeneutic Ethic
1. CHALLENGES AND CRISES OF A HERMENEUTIC ETHIC1The challenge of a hermeneutic ethic consists in making the analysis of interpretive dialogue fruitful for an approach that guides human action. Now the reconstruction of interpretation as a dialogue about...
The Intentional Priority of the Question
Questioning is what enables us to own up to our finite contingency, and to the limitedness of our knowledge, interpretation, and foresight; in short, through it we own up to the human situation in the world.1Gadamer's account of'The Hermeneutic Priority...
What Is ... Seven Hermeneutic Differences in Gadamer and Ricoeur
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Following the death of Paul Ricoeur, the scholarly assimilation of his last writings, the diligent archival work of the Fonds Ricoeur, and reflection on some heated political controversies that caught...
With Profound Gratitude to David Pellauer
With this issue of Philosophy Today, the journal reluctantly and with great appreciation bids farewell to David Pellauer, who is stepping down as Editor after twenty-seven years at the helm. David took over the editorship of Philosophy Today in 1986,...
Work to Be Done
As my title indicates, I believe there is still important work to be done in philosophical hermeneutics, particularly as regards three questions or really clusters of questions that I will turn to in the final section of my remarks. My proposals are...
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