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Karl Jaspers by Karl Jaspers
Book DescriptionKarl Jaspers (1883-1969) is one of the most original and seminal thinkers of the twentieth century. Rich in ideas, vast in scope, far-ranging and complex, his work is distributed over a large corpus of writing. In fact, it is just the very size and the range of his thought that have tended to make Jaspers inaccessible. The editors of this volume set out to provide a guided introduction to Jaspers through a systematic organisation of selections from the whole body of his writing. The volume aims to convey an accurate presentation of the content and movement of Jaspers' philosophising and to provide insights into the wide range of his philosophical achievements. The editors provide comments and information on each of the seventy-four selections to help set each piece within the context of the whole of Jaspers' work. This is an invaluable introduction to Karl Jaspers' work for the student and the critical reader.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573925297
(230mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Humanity Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1994
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
Kurt Salamun (Graz, Austria) is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Graz and president of the Austrian Karl Jaspers Society. He is the author of Karl Jaspers, translated into three languages, and the editor of three books on Jaspers. Gregory J. Walters (Ottawa, Canada) is a professor in the Faculty of Philosophy at Saint Paul University. He is the author of Karl Jaspers and the Role of 'Conversion' in the Nuclear Age, among other books.
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