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Jaspers, Karl (1883−1969) By Taylor, Simon

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1158-1
Published: 01/10/2016
Retrieved: 20 April 2024, from


Karl Jaspers was a German psychiatrist and existential philosopher. After graduating from medical school in 1908, Jaspers took up a research position in a psychiatric clinic in Heidelberg but soon became dissatisfied with both the theory and practice of contemporary psychiatry. The result was the landmark two-volume General Psychopathology (1913), which attempted to provide psychiatry with a systematic epistemological foundation.

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