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Existenz, <i>Eternity as Non-temporal Duration and ‘Deathlessness’</i>

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/9780748625352.003.0005
Existenz, Eternity as Non-temporal Duration and ‘Deathlessness’

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This chapter examines Karl Jaspers' assertions about the eternal aspect of one's Existenz in terms of non-temporal duration within the framework of the existential interpretation of deathlessness. It analyses Jaspers' concept of eternity as non-temporality/timelessness by utilising a metaphor that is similar to Plotinus's, Boethius's and Saint Augustine's. The chapter argues that Jaspers' claim about regarding the eternal dimension of the human being can be coherently formulated in a non-theological framework.

Keywords: Karl Jasper; eternal aspect; Existenz; non-temporal duration; existential interpretation; deathlessness; eternity

Chapter.  17721 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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