Karl Jaspers

I was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, I turned to philosophy and attempted to discover an original philosophical system. Although people see me as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, I never accepted the label with its materialist bent.

On the Being of the Encompassing

What is logically impossible to accomplish in the usual sense of knowledge is nonetheless philosophically possible as increasing lucidity of a sense of being totally different from all determinate knowledge.
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