Philosophical Faith and the Future of Humanity by Helmut Wautischer,Alan M. Olson,Gregory J. Walters

By Helmut Wautischer,Alan M. Olson,Gregory J. Walters

Karl Jaspers, who died in 1969, had a profound influence on 20th-century theology and philosophy. His important thesis referred to as for, between different issues, a de-centering of philosophy from its Eurocentric roots and a renewal of its discussion with different traditions, specifically Asian ones. This choice of essays comprises unpublished paintings through Jaspers himself in addition to stories to his existence and profession by way of colleagues, affiliates, and translators, a few of who knew Jaspers individually. Readers also will locate observation and interpretation by way of researchers who've explored Jaspers’ paintings for many years, and a biographical account of Jaspers’ pupil Leonard Ehrlich, who dealt with a lot of Jaspers’ English translation.


The booklet interrogates Jaspers’ conceptions of ‘philosophical faith’, his philosophy of conversation, and the clients for global philosophy sooner or later. concentrating on philosophical religion, it assesses Jaspers’ interpretations of key philosophers reminiscent of Kant, Hegel, Schelling, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Rosenzweig, in addition to interpreting his own relationships with Bultmann and Heidegger. members additionally examine Jaspers’ philosophies of faith and background, his speculation of the ‘axial age’ (Achsenzeit), and his contributions to metaphysics, periechontology, and economics. eventually, chapters conceal Jaspers’ philosophy of communique and global historical past. The latter are educated through a burgeoning curiosity in Kantian ‘Freiheitphilosophie’ that stimulated Jaspers, in addition to matters over the way forward for humanity. those issues partly account for Jaspers’ transforming into reputation within the heart East, jap Europe, Central/South the United States, and Asia. additionally incorporated are lucid clarifications of the adaptation among non secular and philosophical religion, and the relevance of walk in the park, belief, and communique for a way forward for mankind.


Trained as a psychiatrist, Jaspers practiced this career ahead of turning into a thinker and hence had a willing perception into the workings of the human brain whilst he challenged the philosophical institution of his time. it truly is possibly this intensity to his history that provides to the modern relevance of his work.

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