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Bibliography of the Writings of Karl Jaspers to Spring compiled by Kurt Rossman – – In Karl Jaspers & Paul Arthur Schilpp (eds.), The Philosophy of . Karl Jaspers (–) began his academic career working as a . his Psychologie der Weltanschauungen (Psychology of World Views). Karl Theodor Jaspers was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong In , at the age of 38, Jaspers turned from psychology to philosophy, expanding on themes he had developed in his psychiatric works.

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Despite his already vivid interest in philosophy, his decision for medicine was based on his belief that it best illuminated life itself and the challenges of human existence.

The aims of this book were to jaspesr the framework of the scientific field of psychopathology and its related facts and approaches, not only for practitioners in this filed but wroldviews for interested intellectuals. Adorno, wrote disparagingly about Jaspers, and they were often unwilling to take his work entirely seriously. Also, Jaspers published reports of the mental pathology of Van Gogh and Stirnberg.

Jaspers takes some first steps towards a cosmopolitan and global philosophic awareness, guided by the thought that as seekers we are all companions.

Jaspers’ major works, lengthy and detailed, can seem daunting in their complexity.

Karl Jaspers’ Concept of Universal History in the Context of his Age and Ours

Jaspers held Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to be two of the most important figures in post-Kantian philosophy. Jaspers clearly belonged to the first category of existential philosophers. Heidegger needed to be talked down, back to the world where we live and where what we do has effect.


It is significant that this tradition includes figures of the political left e. Human psychological forms—or world views—are positioned as antinomical moments within this founding antinomy, and they give distinct paradigmatic expression to the relation between human subjective inclinations and freedoms and the objective phenomena which the subject encounters.

But once you are worrying, once you are struggling, once you are parachuted into this war zone in feeling, you begin to fight — you fight with yourself and also explicitly confront and deconstruct the mood in which you find yourself.

Philosophy cannot be communicated in observations and theses such as we find in scientific treatises. Jaspers was one of the few German intellectuals who was not tainted by association with Nazism and he played an important part in the reform of German universities after the war.

Martin Heidegger, Critical Comments on Karl Jaspers’s Psychology of Worldviews – PhilPapers

Jaspers intuited that Kantian transcendentalism suppressed a deep-lying impulse for transcendence, and this aspect of Kant’s thought was badly neglected by interpreters who saw Kant’s philosophy as a doctrine of pure immanence or autonomy.

Karl Karp – – Philadelphia: In this respect, Jaspers revisited some of the controversies concerning the relation between religion and philosophy which shaped the philosophy of the Young Hegelians in the s. Why are there versions of philosophy?

Psycholpgy and Religion 6. The case we are looking at links up philosophy and realism seeing things but also philosophy and self-consciousness seeing oneself — getting it right seeing things as they are and getting a handle turning knowledge into agency.

At the same time, each volume also describes a particular way of knowing, which is correlated with a way of being: Second, he argued that the human polity must be based in free communication between citizens: Retrieved 10 June Only thanks to her marriage to the already known philosopher Karl Jaspers was Gertrud Mayer able to stay in Germany during the Nazi period. Klostermann, Frankfurt am Main 2. Sorldviews from ignorance requires some psychological sophistication, e.


Munich, Piper,pp. Jaspers, the Axial Age, and Christianity. During this period, inhe published his Psychologie der Weltanschauungen Psychology of World Views. The Perspective of Karl JaspersLanham: Jaspers became dissatisfied with the way the medical community of the time approached the study of mental illness and gave himself the task of improving the psychiatric approach. Jaspers was dissatisfied with the way mental illness was understood in his time — especially by the tendency to reduce the patient to a set of influences — and was also struck by psychoolgy powerful example of personal authenticity set by Weber.

Existentially open consciousness is therefore always communicative, and it is only where it abandons its monological structure that consciousness can fully elaborate its existential possibilities. Enhanced bibliography for this entry at PhilPaperswith links to its database.

The Psychology of Worldviews: Jaspers/Heidegger

Jaspers talks about Existence, Heidegger talks about Being. It is merely jqspers beginning of a process in which thinking gets free of presuppositions. Early Psychiatric Writings 4.