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The Resource Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth, Suzanne Kirkbright

Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth, Suzanne Kirkbright

Label
Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth
Title
Karl Jaspers
Title remainder
a biography : navigations in truth
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Kirkbright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his life, German philosopher Karl Jaspers (1883-1969) recorded his experiences and reflections in diaries and correspondence. This comprehensive biography is the first to explore these extensive and candid private writings that illuminate not only Jaspers' life and relationships but also the ideas he proposed in Way to Wisdom, The Question of German Guilt, and many other published works. Suzanne Kirkbright provides a sensitive and intimate portrait of the philosopher whose work on truth, personal integrity, and the capacity for communication contrasted acutely with the erosion of such values in Germany in his lifetime. She describes how Jaspers' Jewish wife, Gertrud, influenced his thinking, the loss in 1937 of his professorship at Heidelberg University, and his relationship with such celebrated colleagues as Martin Heidegger and Hannah Arendt. Kirkbright examines the unshakeable ethical content of Jaspers' philosophy and demonstrates his unique and scrupulous personal adherence to the philosophical principles he espoused
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirkbright, Suzanne
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jaspers, Karl
  • Jaspers, Karl
  • Jaspers, Karl
  • Jaspers, Karl
  • Jaspers, Karl
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophes
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophers
  • Germany
Label
Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth, Suzanne Kirkbright
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-355) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Decisions and realities -- A classical education -- Young scientist -- 'German student' -- Italian postscript -- pt. 2. Devotion, duty, and family ties -- Gertrud Mayer -- 'In the clinic' -- Max Weber -- Enno Jaspers -- pt. 3. Artistic associations -- 'Ordinarius' in Heidelberg -- Paris, Sicily, and Vincent van Gogh -- Martin Heidegger in the 1920s -- pt. 4. Absences and presences -- Inside Nazi Germany -- Nietzsche lectures -- Keeping faith -- Oxford connections, visitors, and loyal friends -- pt. 5. Picture of humanity -- 'Liberated by Allied Forces' -- Citizens of Basel -- 'Rencontres' in Geneva -- Talking peace -- pt. 6. 'In my end is my beginning' -- Butterflies in Sils Maria -- 'Child Hannah.'
Control code
on1026493580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300239492
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2117f3c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493580
Label
Karl Jaspers : a biography : navigations in truth, Suzanne Kirkbright
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-355) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Decisions and realities -- A classical education -- Young scientist -- 'German student' -- Italian postscript -- pt. 2. Devotion, duty, and family ties -- Gertrud Mayer -- 'In the clinic' -- Max Weber -- Enno Jaspers -- pt. 3. Artistic associations -- 'Ordinarius' in Heidelberg -- Paris, Sicily, and Vincent van Gogh -- Martin Heidegger in the 1920s -- pt. 4. Absences and presences -- Inside Nazi Germany -- Nietzsche lectures -- Keeping faith -- Oxford connections, visitors, and loyal friends -- pt. 5. Picture of humanity -- 'Liberated by Allied Forces' -- Citizens of Basel -- 'Rencontres' in Geneva -- Talking peace -- pt. 6. 'In my end is my beginning' -- Butterflies in Sils Maria -- 'Child Hannah.'
Control code
on1026493580
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300239492
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2117f3c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1026493580

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