With his “Allgemeine Psychopathologie” (general psychopathology) published in , Karl Jaspers laid a comprehensive methodological and systematic. A hundred-year of Karl Jaspers’ General Psychopathology (Allgemeine Psychopathologie) a pivotal book in the history of psychiatry. Nardi AE(1). Allgemeine Psychopathologie für Studierende · Ärzte und Psychologen, 3. Auflage. by Karl Jaspers. Publication date Usage Public.

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Bayes and the First Person: Jaspers wrote extensively on the threat to human freedom posed by modern science and modern economic and political institutions. Not unlike FreudJaspers studied patients in detail, giving biographical information about the patients as well as notes on how the patients themselves felt about their symptoms.

Science Logic and Mathematics. This entry has no external links. In making this leap, individuals confront their own limitless freedom, which Jaspers calls Existenzand can finally experience authentic existence.

Although he rejected explicit religious doctrines, [1] including the notion of a personal God, Jaspers influenced contemporary theology through psychoppathologie philosophy of transcendence and the limits of human experience. From the philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey he further adopted the distinction between causal understanding as a means of accessing nature and pathological processes and hermeneutic understanding, also called genetic understanding, as a way of accessing mental phenomena.

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He defined primary delusions as autochthonousmeaning that they arise without apparent cause, appearing incomprehensible in terms of a normal mental process. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. Views Read Edit View history.


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In Jaspers habilitated at the philosophical faculty of the Heidelberg University and gained there in a post psycnopathologie a psychology teacher. Sign in Create an account. With Goethe and Hegelan epoch had reached its conclusion, and our prevalent way of thinking — that is, the positivisticnatural-scientific one — cannot really be considered as philosophy.

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And even as Kant “had to do away with knowledge to make room for faith,” Jaspers values Nietzsche in large measure because he thinks that Nietzsche did away with knowledge, thus making room for Jaspers’ “philosophic faith” Phenomenology philosophy Continental philosophy Transcendentalism German idealism Western Marxism Existentialist anarchism.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat The Philosophy of Karl Jaspers. This is a slightly different use of the word autochthonous than the ordinary medical or sociological use as a synonym for indigenous. Jaspers became dissatisfied with the way the medical community of the time approached the study of mental illness and gave himself the task of improving the psychiatric approach.

For instance Huub Engels argues that schizophrenic speech disorder may be understandable, just as Emil Kraepelin ‘s dream speech is understandable. A Warning from History”. Johns Hopkins University Press. It was possible for this to happen, and it remains possible for it to happen again at any minute. University of Toronto Press. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Jaspers is too often seen as the heir of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard to whom he is in many ways less close than to Kant Only in knowledge can it be prevented. Fabian Dorsch – – Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 9 2: Plato Aristotle Stoicism Epicureans. A Warning from History: Jaspers opted for philosophy early in his life.

After quitting law studies he graduated in medicine, arrived in psychopathology without any psychiatric training, to psychology without ever studying psychology and to a chair in philosophy without a degree in philosophy.

Retrieved 10 June He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, though he did not accept the label.

Psychopaghologie, he also wrote shorter works, most notably, Philosophy is for Everyman. Mystic Christian traditions influenced Jaspers himself tremendously, particularly those of Meister Eckhart and of Nicholas of Cusa.

Eming Th Fuchs ed. This view has caused some controversy, and the likes of R. Jaspers also distinguished between primary and secondary delusions. Retrieved 22 October