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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Karl Jaspers: Philosopher of Otherness

Karl Jaspers and PsychoanalysisDordrecht: Psychollogy he was at times critical of the simple mysticism and the metaphysics of natural process in Schelling’s religious works, his metaphysical reconstruction of Kantian idealism rearticulated some elements of the positive philosophy of the later Schelling, and it mirrored his attempt to account for truthful knowledge as a cognitive experience in lf reason is transfigured by its encounter with contents other than its own form.

Kant then became the philosopher for me and has remained so He also took an active interest in Eastern philosophies, particularly Buddhismand developed the theory of an Axial Agea period of substantial philosophical and religious development. Sign in to use this feature.

From the outset, therefore, Jaspers’s work, although methodologically marked by Weber, was also indelibly stamped by Hegel’s philosophy, and it sought to integrate the preconditions of Hegel’s phenomenology into a systematic psychological doctrine. This is a slightly different use of the word autochthonous than the ordinary medical or sociological use as a synonym for indigenous. I am trying to rough psyxhology a picture, a kind of map, and I have located two points on this terrain.

Escaping from ignorance requires some psychological sophistication, e. As a young man, he authored a number of scientific articles on homesickness and crime, on intelligence tests, on hallucinations — all illustrated with detailed case histories.


The unconditioned, a term transported from Kantian doctrines of synthetic regress, is thus proposed by Jaspers as a vital impetus in reason, in which reason encounters its form as conditioned or limited and desires to transcend the limits of this form.

University of Chicago Press, — However, existentialism had certain unifying features, and many of these were common to both Jaspers and Heidegger. He is trying to uncover some of the elemental emotional and human roots out of which philosophy emerges and to which it always refers.

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

Worrying about something is attending to it and making it present. Jaspers talks about thinking beyond, Heidegger talks about thinking without presuppositions.

He published a paper in in which he addressed the problem of whether paranoia was an aspect of personality or the result of biological changes. In this, he transposed the dialectical process through which Hegel accounted for the overcoming of cognitive antinomies in the emergence of self-consciousness into an analysis of cognitive formation which sees the resolution of reason’s antinomies as effected through vital experiences, decisive acts of self-confrontation, or communicative transcendence.

This view has caused some controversy, and the likes of R. An Inquiry into the Possibility of Religion without Myth, trans. The point of moving from the small to the Big is not to possess the Big or become it which in any jwspers is impossible but to cut free from the small and all the constraint it represents.

The Philosophy of Karl Jaspers. Indeed, the ambition behind his work on religion and myth was no less than to liberate transcendence from theology, and to permit an interpretive transformation of religiously conceived essences into the free moments of human self-interpretation.

Find it on Scholar. Sorldviews retrospect I see Heidegger as a teacher, but it is just as important to reject him and hold him accountable. Second, he argued worldvies the human polity must be based in free communication between citizens: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Jaspers, Heidegger, and Arendt: Jaspers talks about Existence, Heidegger talks about Being.


The Psychology of Worldviews: Jaspers/Heidegger – Presencing EPIS

As he says in his late work What is Called Thinking? Translated as Man in the Modern Agetrans.

However, he also saw that totalitarian tendency in the Western technocracies which he saw as oppressive of freedom and individuality. The Politics of Humanism 7. Philosophy originates in a social context and philosophy problematizes a social context.


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

University of Chicago Press. Philosophy confronts absurdity and also creates absurdity but ultimately learns to work with absurdity. Later the task seems to be to convert the worry machine into a listening device and start listening to Being.

The aims of this book were to provide the framework of the scientific field of psychopathology and its related facts and approaches, not only for practitioners psycbology this filed but also for interested intellectuals. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Jasperss three volumes are consequently bound together by the argument that at the level of immediate objective knowledge—of orientation pychology the world—human consciousness raises subjective-existential questions about itself and the grounds of its truth which it cannot resolve at this level of consciousness, and it encounters antinomies which call it to reflect existentially upon itself and to elevate it to the level of existence or existentially committed self-reflection.

Jaspers talks about the awakening, Heidegger talks about the clearing.