The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, much like the Department of Philosophy of The New School for Social Research, has a noticeable quality of eccentricity to it. Both can appear to be outliers, especially to the guardians of the status quo, but at the heart of both something of inestimable value can be found. I can […]
In 1987, the GFPJ published a translation of Hegel’s Philosophical Dissertation on the Orbits of Planets, which he defended in Jena on his 31st birthday.* Still under the heavy influence of Schelling, this strange document represents Hegel’s earliest attempt to present a philosophy of nature. The very notion of a Naturphilosophie, which emerged at the […]
“Symbols effect the translation of discourse into a course, a path.” Reiner Schürmann, “Symbolic Difference,” p. 33 It was early in the afternoon on November 21st, 1993 when I entered the expansive loft apartment above Houston Street. The space was full of books and paintings, but what I remember most was the overwhelming sense of […]
In 1991, the GFPJ published proceedings of the 1987 Hannah Arendt Memorial Symposium in Political Philosophy under the title Marxism and Contemporary Philosophy. The Symposium posed the question “Whither Marxism?” In his introduction to the special issue, John Rosenthal indicates that, by 1991, the participants’ shared sentiment that Marxism had already perished seemed to have […]
GFPJ special, or dedicated issues are often the most interesting, for a number of reasons. They tend to be carried through with a robustness of purpose, and that from a long series of editors who—unlike many academic journals today—rarely if ever have been lacking in direction since the journal began in 1972. These special issues […]
From the Archives… is a space where friends and readers of the Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal address and highlight philosophical discussions that have found perennial treatment in the Journal throughout the publication’s history. In addition to providing their own insight into the discussions, contributors identify relevant articles of note from previous issues of the Journal and […]
The Journal, published semi-annually in association with the Department of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research, provides a forum in which contemporary authors engage with the history of philosophy and its traditions.