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.
'Informative and highly readable ... fascinating.' - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1