Karl Jaspers

Philosopher, Academic

1883 – 1969

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Who was Karl Jaspers?

Karl Theodor Jaspers was a German psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, though he did not accept this label.

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Born
Feb 23, 1883
Oldenburg
Nationality
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
Profession
Education
  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Employment
  • Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
    (1916 - 1948)
Died
Feb 26, 1969
Basel

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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