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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In retrospect I see Heidegger as a teacher, but it is just as important to reject him and hold him accountable. Science Logic and Mathematics. Karl Jaspers – – Humanities Press. Meanwhile the German political state continued its or towards totalitarianism.

Jaspers sees everyone as a moral agent, called to reach out to the other; this call is essential to selfhood. At this point, the individual faces a choice: The way in which Heidegger was drawn to philosophy plays an important role in the way he thinks about philosophy, though his thoughts about it as a young man seem very different than what he had to say at the end of his life.

Thus an insight into a chemical process is not itself a chemical process. At the same time, however, Jaspers also clearly positioned his philosophy against many elements of the Nietzschean legacy.

Jaspers is merely speculating that people frame their experience with different attitudes and loyalties, and this is why Jaspers looks for a way to erect a principle of non-interference — that way, we can all do our own work of reflection and make our own choices. Jaspers also entered public debates with Rudolf Bultmannwherein Jaspers roundly criticized Bultmann’s ” demythologizing ” of Christianity.

Also, unindicated omissions and other problems that result from favouring aesthetic considerations over accuracy all contribute to falsifying the original. Heidegger talks about overcoming forgetfulness and upholding rigor.


Karl Jaspers: Philosopher of Otherness

Most especially, however, like Heidegger, he took from Nietzsche a critical approach to the residues of metaphysics in European philosophy, and he denied the existence of essences which are external or indifferent to human experience.

These ciphers might be encountered in nature, in art, in religious symbolism, or in jaspees philosophy. It is normative and ethical in nature. However, he also saw that totalitarian tendency in the Western technocracies which he saw as oppressive of freedom and individuality. Nietzsche I und II. The idea is to persevere in the problem state rather than replace the deconstructed worry with a new one.

This book is generally considered as his magnum opus and he testified in retrospect that is was the closest work to his heart. In woorldviews, Jaspers again accentuated the claim that the antinomies which reason encounters and resolves worldviewa its unfolding as truth are at once both cognitive and experiential antinomies, and that the lived moments psyhology human existence are always jaspfrs cognitively constitutive relevance for the formation of consciousness.

Existentialist writers do not appear to share any system of belief or ethic, but instead an orientation to the main problem of existence itself. Aristotle and Jaspers are alike in looking at philosophy as something that we bring to the world — something active — trying to look at reality squarely and bring naturalism to everything we see.

The self-awareness of the individual is only a flickering in the closed circuit of historical life. The big problem may not be about ideals at all, but about us — that, under pressure, we fail to be regular, everyday, normal human beings.

Translated as, The Origin and the Goal of History, trans.

After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative worldviewws system. A last step in the argument takes us from the idea of calling attention to constructed worries and thus uncoupling ourselves from psycholoyg worries, to the very different idea that the overall solution to the problem of authentic human self-determination has to do with staying in the process of questioning expectations and preserving oneself in ksrl experience.


It is not just reaction. Religious world views are therefore examples of limited mental attitudes, which seek a hold in uniform doctrine in order to evade a confrontation with the uncertainty and instability of transcendence.

Probably the same title from and the scientific character, which covered the fact of incorporation of the of considerable sections which where imprinted with his philosophical thinking, were helpful in this regard.

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

Jaspers was only six years older than Jasers, but Heidegger considered him an elder and someone who belonged to the preceding generation. The attitude of consciousness which apprehends its limits and its possible transcendence can therefore only be an attitude of foundering or failing Scheiternand transcendence can intrude in human consciousness only as an experience of the absolute insufficiency of this consciousness for interpreting its originary or metaphysical character.

Then, inhe took over the full professorial chair of philosophy in the University of Heidelberg after Heinrich Maiera position from which he was dismissed in by the Nazis. Neo-Kantianism pwychology [1] Existentialism late Existential phenomenology [2] late.

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

Weber threw himself against the tide of religious intolerance in Germany but ultimately was swept under it. This is a monumental project of universal history of philosophy, whose creators were the outstanding philosophers who inspired the human thought.

The problem of our time is not the diversity of worldviews worldvies the universality of muddle. An Introduction to his Philosophical Activitytrans.