Essays explore the relationship between two modern German philosophers


Heidegger and Jaspers

edited by Alan M. Olson

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The friendship between Martin Heidegger and Karl Jaspers developed after World War I but became strained over the intrusion of Nazism into intellectual life. These essays provide insight into the cultural, religious, and political crises facing the two philosophers and elucidate the perennial question about the moral responsibility of intellectuals. Of particular interest is an essay by Paul Tillich, published here for the first time.


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Introduction: A Dialectic of Being and Value – Alan M. Olson
1. Heidegger and Jaspers – Paul Tillich
2. Heidegger's Philosophy of Being from the Perspective of His Rectorate – Leonard H. Ehrlich
3. Shame, Guilt, Responsibility – Karsten Harries
4. The Psychological Dimension in Jasper's Relationship with Heidegger – Harold H. Oliver
5. On the Responsibility of Intellectuals – Joseph Margolis
6. Jaspers and Heidegger: Philosophy and Politics – Tom Rockmore
7. Heidegger and Jaspers on Plato's Idea of the Good – Klaus Brinkmann
8. The Space of Transcendence in Jaspers and Heidegger – Stephen A. Erickson
9. The Concept of Freedom in Jaspers and Heidegger – Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska
10. Heidegger's Debt to Jaspers's Concept of the Limit-Situation – William D. Blattner
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About the Author(s)

Alan M. Olson is Professor of Religion and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

Contributors: William D. Blattner, Klaus Brinkmann, Leonard H. Ehrlich, Stephen A. Erickson, Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska, Karsten Harries, Joshph Margolis, Harold H. Oliver, Tom Rockmore, Paul Tillich, and the editor.

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Philosophy and Ethics


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