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Karl Jaspers : Politics and Metaphysics - Chris Thornhill

Karl Jaspers

Politics and Metaphysics

Hardcover Published: 22nd March 2002
ISBN: 9780415269063
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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

Karl Jaspers' Philosophy: The Basic Terms
Jaspers and Kant: The Ideas of Existence
Jaspers and Weber: Transcendent Responsibilities
Jaspers, Dilthey and Simmel: Experience and History
Jaspers and Heidegger: The Anthropologies of Existence
Theology or Anthropology? Jaspers, Religion and the Revealed Law
Republican Existence. Jaspers and Post-War Politics
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ISBN: 9780415269063
ISBN-10: 0415269067
Series: Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Philosophy
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 22nd March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1