Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers's Philosophy

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Karl Jaspers is one of the least understood and most neglected major philosophers of the twentieth century, and yet his ideas, particularly those concerned with death, have immense contemporary relevance.Filiz Peach provides a clear explanation of Jaspers' philosophy of existence, clarifying and reassessing the concept of death that is central to his thought. For Jaspers, a human being is not merely a physical entity but a being with a transcendent aspect and so, in some sense 'deathless'. Peach explores this transcendent ...

Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers's Philosophy 2008, Edinburgh University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780748625352

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