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Karl Jaspers’ Philosophy of Existence

Filiz Peach

in Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625352
eISBN:
9780748652426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Karl Jaspers' philosophy of existence, explaining Jaspers' concept of philosophy and his concept of death. There are four elements in Jaspers' metaphysical construction of the ... More


German as Pariah, Jew as Pariah: Hannah Arendt and Karl Jaspers

Anson Rabinbach

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Karl Jaspers that began in 1926 and ended only with Jaspers's death in 1969 attests to a friendship that underwent periods of greater and lesser ... More


The Grammar of Prudence: Arendt, Jaspers, and the Appraisal of Max Weber

Peter Baehr

in Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520220560
eISBN:
9780520923669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220560.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the exchange between Jaspers and Arendt over a problem — condensed in the name of Max Weber — that had first emerged specifically in their correspondence as early as January ... More


Jaspers’ Concepts of Existenz and ‘Deathlessness’

Filiz Peach

in Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625352
eISBN:
9780748652426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the puzzling relationship between Existenz and death; analyses what Karl Jaspers means by his claim that Existenz, as distinct from Dasein, is not subject to death; and reflects ... More


Phenomenological and Hermeneutic Models: Understanding and Interpretation in Psychiatry

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that an exclusive employment of the methodologies of “evidence-based” psychiatry and neurobiology—neither applicable to psychopathology and psychotherapy—forfeits a large part of ... More


Transcendence as Reflexive Sacredness: The “Axial Age” as a Turning Point in Religious History

Hans Joas

in The Power of the Sacred: An Alternative to the Narrative of Disenchantment

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190933272
eISBN:
9780190933302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190933272.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the debate on the so-called Axial Age. It presents the major contributors from Karl Jaspers on, but also the predecessors in the 18th and 19th ... More


Hannah Arendt's Jewish Identity

Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

in Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The topic of Hannah Arendt's Jewish identity can be approached from many directions. This chapter considers Arendt in the context of the vision of world history ... More


Rethinking the “Existential” Nietzsche in Germany: Löwith, Jaspers, Heidegger

Charles Bambach

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines how Friedrich Nietzsche came to be read as an “existentialist” in postwar Germany and how his “existential” image became so popular in the United States and France. Focusing on ... More


Introduction

Filiz Peach

in Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625352
eISBN:
9780748652426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Karl Jaspers' existential concept of death. This book examines Jaspers' notion of death and the deathless aspect of the ... More


Subjectivity and Transcendence

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Featuring replies and letters by Raymond Aron, Nikolai Berdyaev, Martin Heidegger, Karl Jaspers, Emmanuel Levinas, Gabriel Marcel, and many others, Wahl’s 1937 “Subjectivity and Transcendence” should ... More


German Existentialism and the Persistence of Metaphysics: Weber, Jaspers, Heidegger

Peter E. Gordon

in Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the idea—known as the “metaphysical remnant”—in Martin Heidegger’s early philosophy to show that metaphysics persists within existentialism’s critique of essentialism. It ... More


Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Filiz Peach

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625352
eISBN:
9780748652426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

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 ... More


The Problem of Choice: Existence and Transcendence in Jaspers’s Philosophy

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

First published in 1934 in Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale and later republished with minor revisions in Études kierkegaardiennes, this extended discussion of Karl Jaspers’s three-volume ... More


Jürgen Habermas and Public Reason

Miguel Vatter

in Divine Democracy: Political Theology after Carl Schmitt

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190942359
eISBN:
9780190942397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190942359.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Political Theory

This chapter explores Jürgen Habermas’s conception of a post-metaphysical idea of public reason as basis of democratic legitimacy in postsecular societies. It discusses Habermas’s interpretation of ... More


Introduction

Thomas Docherty

in The new treason of the intellectuals: Can the University survive?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526132741
eISBN:
9781526138965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526132741.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Julien Benda argued in 1946, reprising his 1927 Treason of the Intellectuals, that the intellectual’s primary responsibility was to abstract thought, removing the intellectual from political ... More


Collective Guilt

Tracy Isaacs

in Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782963
eISBN:
9780199897117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782963.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Collective guilt is understood in this chapter as blameworthy collective moral responsibility. This chapter sets out to clear up some misconceptions about collective guilt and to consider whether the ... More


Nietzsche and the Death of God: A Note on Jaspers’s Nietzsche

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In this short discussion of Karl Jaspers’s 1936 work Nietzsche: An Introduction to his Philosophical Activity, Wahl joins the other contributors to the second volume of the journal Acéphale, ... More


Evil, Unintelligibility, Radicality: Footnotes to a Correspondence Between Hannah Arendt and Karl Jaspers

Andrew Chignell

in Evil: A History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199915453
eISBN:
9780190248383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199915453.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter articulates two concerns that Karl Jaspers raised (with Hannah Arendt) about the common practice of viewing moral evil as unintelligible. The first is that this involves exoticizing the ... More


Hegel and Kierkegaard

Jean Wahl

Alan D. Schrift and Ian Alexander Moore (eds)

in Transcendence and the Concrete: Selected Writings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273010
eISBN:
9780823273065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273010.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

First presented at the third Hegel Congress in 1933, Wahl here explores the relations between Hegel and Kierkegaard, showing both their opposition and what they share in the midst of the ... More


Situating Existentialism: Key Texts in Context

Robert Bernasconi and Jonathan Judaken (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147750
eISBN:
9780231519670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book provides a history of the systemization and canonization of existentialism, a quintessentially antisystemic mode of thought. Situating existentialism within the history of ideas, it ... More


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