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Karl Jaspers

Politics and Metaphysics

By Dr Chris Thornhill

Routledge – 2006 – 288 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth Century Philosophy

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Description

This book sets out a new reading of the much-neglected philosophy of Karl Jaspers. By questioning the common perception of Jaspers either as a proponent of irrationalist cultural philosophy or as an early, peripheral disciple of Martin Heidegger, it re-establishes him as a central figure in modern European philosophy.

Giving particular consideration to his position in epistemological, metaphysical and political debate, the author argues that Jaspers's work deserves renewed consideration in a number of important discussions, particularly in hermeneutics, anthropological reflections on religion, the critique of idealism, and debates on the end of metaphysics.

Reviews

'Informative and highly readable … fascinating.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Contents

1. Karl Jaspers's Philosophy: The Basic Terms

2. Jaspers and Kant: The Ideas of Existence

3. Jaspers and Weber: Transcendent Responsibilities

4. Jaspers, Dilthey and Simmel: Experience and History

5. Jaspers and Heidegger: The Anthropologies of Existence

6. Theology or Anthropology? Jaspers, Religion and the Revealed Law

7. Republican Existence. Jaspers and Post-War Politics

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