Karl Jaspers




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"The limits are looked for, behind which there is no additional world and yet where not only nothingness need be. Man seeks clear consciousness of the possible orientation in the world by pointing out that Being itself never appears anywhere in the world or as the world, but only as fragmented being. With this presupposition of the consciousness of limit I am able to live with the world as with that about which pertinent, objective orientation is possible, and yet I need not surrender to the world, but I can live related to Being itself, which I cannot orient in the world."
Philosophy and Existence

Select Bibliography
  • General Psychopathology, Essay: 1913, (English, 1963)
  • Man in the Modern Age, Essay: 1931
  • Philosophy, Three Texts: 1932
  • Reason and Existenz, Essay: 1935, (English, 1955)
  • Existenzphilosophie, Essay: 1938
  • The Question of German Guilt, Essay: 1946