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Introduction

Filiz Peach

in Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625352
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652426 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Karl Jaspers' existential concept of death. This book examines Jaspers' notion of death and the deathless aspect of the human being, and suggests that Jaspers' exegesis of deathlessness can be presented coherently outside a religious framework. It offers an interpretation of Jaspers' view on the transcendent aspect of the human being.

Keywords: Karl Jaspers; death; existential concept; deathlessness; exegesis; religious framework; human being

Chapter.  2799 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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