Philosophy of Existence / Edition 1

Philosophy of Existence / Edition 1

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by Karl Jaspers, Richard F. Grabau
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0812210107

ISBN-13: 9780812210101

Pub. Date: 01/28/1971

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Philosophy of Existence was first presented to the public as a series of lectures invited by The German Academy of Frankfurt. In preparing these lectures Jaspers, whom the Nazis had already dismissed from his professorship at Heidelberg, knew that he was speaking in Germany for the last time. Jaspers used the occasion to offer an account of the cultural and

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Philosophy of Existence was first presented to the public as a series of lectures invited by The German Academy of Frankfurt. In preparing these lectures Jaspers, whom the Nazis had already dismissed from his professorship at Heidelberg, knew that he was speaking in Germany for the last time. Jaspers used the occasion to offer an account of the cultural and intellectual situation from which existentialism emerged as well as a summary of his own philosophy.

The book serves three purposes today: it brings the many strands of the existential movement into focus; it provides an overview of Jaspers's own philosophical position; and it demonstrates by example that philosophy need not be irrational, antiscientific, journalistic, or homiletic in order to be existential and engagé. In this short book Jaspers provides a corrective for the popular view of existentialism as a pessimistic, irrationalist philosophy. He maintains that it is, rather part of mainstream of Western philosophy—the form that philosophy has taken in our day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812210101
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1971
Series:
Works in Continental Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
886,760
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Editor's Notev
Prefacexi
Introduction3
I.The Being of the Encompassing15
II.Truth31
III.Reality63
Epilogue to the Second Edition95

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found introduction a little informative. After that Jasper doesn't deliver a clear explanation of his understanding of existentialism--ontology.