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General Psychopathology by Karl Jaspers
Book DescriptionIn 1910, Karl Jaspers wrote a seminal essay on morbid jealousy in which he laid the foundation for the psychopathological phenomenology that through his work and the work of Hans Gruhle and Kurt Schneider, among others, would become the hallmark of the Heidelberg school of psychiatry. In General Psychopathology, his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that in the realm of the human, the explanation of behavior through the observation of regularity and patterns in it ( Erklarende Psychologie) must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings ( Verstehende Psychologie).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801858154
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 18-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Karl Jaspers
Man in the Modern Age, Hardback (October 2009)
Presents a philosophical examination of the contemporary state and nature of mankind. This title focuses upon such subjects as the tension between mass-order and individual human life, our conception of human life and the potential for mankind's future existence.
Myth and Christianity, Paperback (May 2005)
A compilation of articles, this title includes Karl Jaspers' critical analysis of Rudolf Bultmann's interpretation of Christianity, in which he rejects the premise that any religion can or should be understood without its mythical framework. Bultmann defends his approach, suggesting that Jaspers has not really understood his intent or meaning.
Way to Wisdom, Paperback (June 2003)» View all books by Karl Jaspers
One of the founders of existentialism, the eminent philosopher Karl Jaspers, here presents for the general reader an introduction to philosophy. In doing so, he also offers a lucid summary of his own philosophical thought. The foreword provides a brief overview of Jaspers' life and achievement.
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Author Biography - Karl Jaspers
Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a founder of existentialism, studied law and medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and received his M.D. in 1909. He taught psychiatry and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His books include Psychology of World Views, and Philosophy.
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