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Arendt Relating to Karl Jaspers

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Abstract

I discuss the work of Karl Jaspers in this chapter in relation to the topics of memory, history and humanity, arguing that, alongside the figures of Kant and Heidegger, it is Jaspers who comprises the seminal influence on Arendt’s thought and life. I follow with observations and conclusions relating Karl Jaspers as an under-explored figure in political and philosophical history, both as a philosopher of Existenz and as a courageous advocate of what both he and Arendt call humanitas.

Keywords

Communicability Existenz Historicity Karl Jaspers Tradition 

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  1. 1.Florida LegislatureUSA

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