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General Psychopathology : Volume 1 - Karl Jaspers

General Psychopathology

Volume 1

By: Karl Jaspers, J. Hoenig (Translator), Marian W. Hamilton (Translator)

Paperback Published: 27th November 1997
ISBN: 9780801857751
Number Of Pages: 594
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In 1910, Karl Jaspers wrote a seminal essay on morbid jealousy in which he laid the foundation for the psychopathological phenomenology that through his work and the work of Hans Gruhle and Kurt Schneider, among others, would become the hallmark of the Heidelberg school of psychiatry. In General Psychopathology, his most important contribution to the Heidelberg school, Jaspers critiques the scientific aspirations of psychotherapy, arguing that in the realm of the human, the explanation of behavior through the observation of regularity and patterns in it (ErklArende Psychologie) must be supplemented by an understanding of the "meaning-relations" experienced by human beings (Verstehende Psychologie).

Karl Jaspers was only thirty when he amassed the data and expounded the methods and interpretations that give his Psychopathologie a place at the side of James' monumental Principles of Psychology. Like James, he later turned to philosophy. He certainly shared James' radically empirical spirit; he documented more systematically the challenge to the methodological imperialism to which psychopathology was subject in his day. -- Peter A. Bertocci * Review of Metaphysics *

ISBN: 9780801857751
ISBN-10: 0801857759
Series: General Psychopathology : Book 1
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 594
Published: 27th November 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84