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. 59, No. 1, Winter

At Home with Hegel and Heidegger
The idea of philosophy as an attempt to correct humanity's mythical fallen state develops in many directions in the philosophical tradition.1 In The City of God Against the Pagans, St Augustine argues that the reason for our fallen state is " a perverse...
Comments on Working with Walter Benjamin
Andrew Benjamin's (henceforth "Professor Benjamin") Working with Walter Benjamin is well named. Walter Benjamin (henceforth "Benjamin") is a lot of work and Professor Benjamin has done a lot of it on our behalf.1 I think most people who study Benjamin...
Critique and Violence: A Response to Andrew Benjamin's Working with Walter Benjamin
As I read Andrew Benjamin's book on Walter Benjamin this past March, the question of violence seemed to frame the world around me. Large parts of Bosnia were aflame due to a series of anti-capitalist protests against austerity, economic dispossession,...
Hegel and Heidegger on the Essence of Beauty: Plotting a Trajectory from Kant's Third Critique
In "The Origin of the Work of Art," in the course of an analysis of art otherwise remarkable for its reticence in addressing the question of beauty, Heidegger writes in the " Afterword" of a relationship between truth and beauty that is at once Hegelian...
Hegel, Heidegger, and the 'I': Preliminary Reflections for a New Paradigm of the Self
In the scholarly community, there is general agreement that the notion of the self has become indispensable to contemporary social and political discourse and that specific models of the self have specific implications for politics and society. In a...
Introduction
In the last years, there has been a renewed interest in the Hegel-Heidegger philosophical connection, particularly (but not exclusively) in the Anglophone world.1 This intensification is in itself an interesting phenomenon, one that would deserve to...
Responding
It is a both an honour and an opportunity to respond to these three papers.1 Writing on Walter Benjamin endures. His work presents challenges to the practice of interpretation. More significantly that work raises the question of how to engage with it...
Response to Working with Walter Benjamin, by Andrew Benjamin
Andrew Benjamin, Working with Walter Benjamin: Recovering a Political Philosophy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013)Andrew Benjamin's Working with Benjamin mounts a critique of sovereignty and the state by way of what he calls a "recovery"...
Science and Self: Ontological Commitments in Hegel and Heidegger
Imagine saying to Hegel that his dialectic patterns occur in the behavior of magnets and rivers and trees, and that the self-understanding of spirit is an operation going on in brain tissue. That the descriptions in his Phenomenology of Spirit picture...
Self, Other, Thing: Triangulation and Topography in Post-Kantian Philosophy
I. Thinking and TriangulationIn a discussion of Heidegger on language, the Swiss theologian Heinrich Ott, significant for his hermeneutical appropriation of Heidegger within theology, reports Heidegger as acknowledging three ways in which thinking can...
The Monstrous, Catastrophe, and Ethical Life: Hegel, Heidegger and Antigone
It is striking that both Hegel and Heidegger turn to Sophocles's Antigone in order to give an account of the deepest roots of ethical and political life. For both, this very strange ancient Greek text exposes something decisive about the shape of the...
"What Are Poets For?": Renewing the Question with Hegel and Heidegger
PoetryI, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond allthis fiddle.Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers init after all, a place for the genuine.Hands that can grasp, eyesthat can dilate, hair that can riseif...
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