EXISTENZ AND RISING FROM IT SOME PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS Jaspers' concept of Existenz is beset with philosophical ambiguities ... Let us consider what Jaspers says about freedom, non-objectifiability and its ability to transcend time.
Author: Filiz Page
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Karl Jaspers is one of the least understood and most neglected major philosophers of the twentieth century, and yet his ideas, particularly those concerned with death, have immense contemporary relevance.Filiz Peach provides a clear explanation of Jaspers' philosophy of existence, clarifying and reassessing the concept of death that is central to his thought. For Jaspers, a human being is not merely a physical entity but a being with a transcendent aspect and so, in some sense 'deathless'. Peach explores this transcendent aspect of humanity and what it is to be 'deathless' in Jaspersian terms.This book is a major contribution to the scarce literature on Jaspers and will be valuable to student and academic alike.
In this short book Jaspers provides a corrective for the popular view of existentialism as a pessimistic, irrationalist philosophy.
Author: Karl Jaspers
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Philosophy of Existence was first presented to the public as a series of lectures invited by The German Academy of Frankfurt. In preparing these lectures Jaspers, whom the Nazis had already dismissed from his professorship at Heidelberg, knew that he was speaking in Germany for the last time. Jaspers used the occasion to offer an account of the cultural and intellectual situation from which existentialism emerged as well as a summary of his own philosophy. The book serves three purposes today: it brings the many strands of the existential movement into focus; it provides an overview of Jaspers's own philosophical position; and it demonstrates by example that philosophy need not be irrational, antiscientific, journalistic, or homiletic in order to be existential and engagé. In this short book Jaspers provides a corrective for the popular view of existentialism as a pessimistic, irrationalist philosophy. He maintains that it is, rather part of mainstream of Western philosophy—the form that philosophy has taken in our day.
FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY 97 The responsibility pertains both to the sphere of morality and to that of politics , as freedom ... Elisabeth Young - Bruehl , Freedom and Karl Jaspers's Philosophy ; New Haven and London 1981 , 49 .
See: Gereon Wolters, 'Der Fuhrer und seine Denker', in Deutro/ze Zeittohnflfiir Philosophie, 47 (1999) 223k252, 233. ... 19 On this, see also: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Freedom and Karl jaspers' Philosop/yi (New Haven/ London: Yale ...
Author: Dr Chris Thornhill
This book sets out a new reading of the much-neglected philosophy of Karl Jaspers. By questioning the common perception of Jaspers either as a proponent of irrationalist cultural philosophy or as an early, peripheral disciple of Martin Heidegger, it re-establishes him as a central figure in modern European philosophy. Giving particular consideration to his position in epistemological, metaphysical and political debate, the author argues that Jaspers's work deserves renewed consideration in a number of important discussions, particularly in hermeneutics, anthropological reflections on religion, the critique of idealism, and debates on the end of metaphysics.
Part One : Jaspers and Kant , Hegel In the first thematic block , Knut Radbruch ( " Ein mathematischer Blick auf die Philosophie von Kant und Jaspers , " 11-17 ) offers a view of Kant's and Jaspers's philosophies with respect to the ...
15 Karl Jaspers, Die Wandlung 1, 5, (1945), cited from Plümacher, Philosophie nach 1945 in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, p. 20; Jürgen von Kempski, ... 72; Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Freedom and Karl Jaspers' Philosophy.
Author: Ronny Miron
This book traces the work of German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) from his origins as a young psychiatrist up to his maturity as an existentialist philosopher. The critique of Jaspers’s thought follows his attempts to grant meaning to the human search for self-understanding. It reveals the difficulties and frustrations entailed in this search. The book reveals to the reader Jaspers’s handling of these difficulties through constituting a philosophical relation toward the Being existing beyond the individual: other people, the world, and transcendence.In this book, the author conducts an ongoing dialog with existing research into Jaspers’s work, and proposes her own new reading. As well as critiquing the existing interpretations, the author uncovers the challenges Jaspers’s character has presented the readers. Unlike most scholars, who generally ignored Jaspers’s early writings, dealing with psychiatry and psychology, this book suggests a philosophical reading of these writings. This exposes the unity of the world from which Jaspers created, first as a psychiatrist and later as a philosopher. This reading shows Jaspers’s work as an ambitious attempt to formulate an original perception of the two basic themes that have interested philosophy and human thought throughout the ages: Selfhood and Being.