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Ideas of Karl Jaspers, by Text

[German, 1883 - 1969, Born at Oldenburg. Professor at the University of Heidelberg.]

1932 Philosophy
vol.2 p.135 'Existenz' is the potential being, which I could have, and ought to have
vol.2 p.135 Every decision I make moves towards or away from fulfilled Existenz
vol.2 p.138 Mundane existence is general, falling under universals, but Existens is unique to individuals
vol.2 p.139 My helplessness in philosophising reveals my being, and begins its upsurge
vol.2 p.143 We want the correct grasp on being that is neither solipsism nor absorption in the crowd
vol.2 p.144 Truth is what unites, and the profound truths create a community
vol.2 p.147 The struggle for Existenz is between people who are equals, and are utterly honest
vol.2 p.150 I am aware that freedom is possible, and the freedom is not in theory, but in seeking freedom
vol.2 p.151 Freedom needs knowledge, the possibility of arbitrariness, and law
vol.2 p.153 My freedom increases as I broaden my vision of possiblities and motives
vol.2 p.158 Once we grasp freedom 'from' things, then freedom 'for' things becomes urgent