- (1883–1969)Philosopher.Jaspers was educated at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He stayed on at the university to teach until he was forced to resign by the Nazis. Although he was reinstated after the Second World War, he ended his career at the University of Basle. He is remembered as a Christian existentialist. Influenced by the writings of both Kierkegaard and nietzsche, he described philosophy as a ‘way of thought by which man seeks to become himself’ and as a means of illuminating ‘the Ground within us and beyond us, where we can find meaning and guidance’. He did not accept that Jesus Christ was the sole means of salvation, but he insisted that religious myths serve the function of bringing humanity in touch with the transcendent. Among his works translated into English are Myth and Christianity (written with Rudolf bultmann), Truth and Symbol and Philosophical Faith and Revelation.A.M. Olson, Transcendence and Hermeneutics: An Interpretation of the Philosophy of Karl Jaspers (1979);P.A. Schlipp (ed.), The Philosophy of Karl Jaspers (1957);C.F. Wallraff, Karl Jaspers: An Introduction to his Philosophy (1970).
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