Global Vision: Karl Jaspers

Global Vision: Karl Jaspers

by Indu Sarin


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Karl Jaspers is a leading thinker, a representative of German existential philosophy whose thoughts address the whole human kind. This book analyzes Jaspers’ view of philosophy as existential illumination, which opens the realms of human freedom, creativity and communication.
It explores the significance as well as the limitations of scientific rationality. Jaspers’ reflections on various dimensions of human condition are compared to philosophers such as Weber, Kant, Otto, Tillich, Heidegger and Hannah Arendt, as well as to the Indian thoughts present in Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism. Examining the problems of homogeneity, heterogeneity, hybridization and cultural pluralities, the author reflects on the emerging global scenario dominated by technology and on the schism between local and global.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783039118090
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

The Author: Indu Sarin is a recently retired Professor of Philosophy at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. She has published a book on Kierkegaard, and about 30 papers in Indian and International Journals and Volumes. She contributed 99 entries for the book Dictionary of Philosophy. The areas of her specialization include Existentialism, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion. She participated in various national and international conferences.

Table of Contents

Contents: Existential Methodology – Philosophy as Existential Illumination – Dimensions of Human Condition – Problematique of Temporality and Historicity – Human Autonomy and Boundary Situations – Foundering - A Cipher to Transcendence – Jaspers’ Interpretation of Indian Philosophers: Buddha and Nāgārjuna – Communication, Technology and World Peace – Conclusion: New Vista of Education.

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