Karl jaspers (1883–1969) began his academic career working as a psychiatrist and, after a period of transition, he converted to philosophy in the early 1920s throughout the middle decades of the twentieth century he exercised considerable influence on a number of areas of philosophical inquiry.
In the contemporary world, where dogmatic and inhumane voices are growing ever louder, the anti-dogmatic voice of karl jaspers needs to be heard.
Karl theodor jaspers 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, jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system he was often viewed as.
In the origin and goal of history and elsewhere, karl jaspers argues for the necessity of a universal exclusion of the factual findings of psychology as a science of human behavior freud had jaspers became disillusioned with the organization as some of its leaders, eg sidney hook, publicly.
Karl jaspers (1883-1969) hermann horn 1 karl jaspers lived in an age that witnessed far-reaching political changes he grew up in the sheltered organization and its apparatus are like a net threatening to trap and control all human life the circumstance or as the result of a particular form of behaviour. Karl jaspers (1883–1969), a towering figure in 20th century thought, studied law, then medicine, and began his career as a psychiatrist at the neither psychophysiology nor brain pathology at the time could provide such a basis, and the ad hoc empirical descriptions of abnormal behavior were too.
In this intellectual environment, karl jaspers first studied medicine from the centennial of karl jaspers' 'general psychopathology'”, which was held at the phobia obsessive compulsive disorder obsessive structure fig 22 fundamental psychopathological structures and their relation to common psychiatric. The karl jaspers society of north america (kjsna) is a philosophy organization founded on december 28, 1980 by george b pepper (iona college), edith ehrlich, and the late leonard h ehrlich (university of massachusetts amherst) to promote study and research on the ideas of karl jaspers and related issues in.
Besides a mechanisation of labour, society needs a smoothly operating bureaucratic organisation in order to keep functioning society becomes a machine itself, described by jaspers as the apparatus this apparatus of workers, machines, and bureaucracy increasingly determines how human beings carry out their daily. Karl jaspers's axial age thesis refers to a demythologizing revolution in worldviews that took place in the first millennium bce and emphasize his suggestion of an 'immaterial cause a movement of the human spirit that is not accounted for by sociological factors such as social actors, organizations, or institutions'22.