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Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth

Author: Suzanne Kirkbright
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jaspers' life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works. Suzanne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
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Kirkbright, Suzanne.
Karl Jaspers.
New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004110264
(OCoLC)56456747
Named Person: Karl Jaspers; Karl Jaspers; Karl Jaspers; Karl Jaspers; Karl Jaspers
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Kirkbright
ISBN: 9780300239492 0300239491
OCLC Number: 1026493580
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. Decisions and realities --
A classical education --
Young scientist --
'German student' --
Italian postscript --
pt. 2. Devotion, duty, and family ties --
Gertrud Mayer --
'In the clinic' --
Max Weber --
Enno Jaspers --
pt. 3. Artistic associations --
'Ordinarius' in Heidelberg --
Paris, Sicily, and Vincent van Gogh --
Martin Heidegger in the 1920s --
pt. 4. Absences and presences --
Inside Nazi Germany --
Nietzsche lectures --
Keeping faith --
Oxford connections, visitors, and loyal friends --
pt. 5. Picture of humanity --
'Liberated by Allied Forces' --
Citizens of Basel --
'Rencontres' in Geneva --
Talking peace --
pt. 6. 'In my end is my beginning' --
Butterflies in Sils Maria --
'Child Hannah.'
Responsibility: Suzanne Kirkbright.
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Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jaspers' life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works. Suzanne Kirkbright provides a sensitive and intimate portrait of the philosopher whose work on truth, personal integrity, and the capacity for communication contrasted acutely with the erosion of such values in Germany in his lifetime. She describes how Jaspers' Jewish wife, Gertrud, influenced his thinking, the loss in 1937 of his professorship at Heidelberg University, and his relationship with such celebrated colleagues as Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. Kirkbright examines the unshakeable ethical content of Jaspers' philosophy and demonstrates his unique and scrupulous personal adherence to the philosophical principles he espoused.

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