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is an online journal in philosophy devoted to research and publication in philosophy, religion, politics, and the arts.  The title of this journal is inspired by the writing of Karl Jaspers and his notion of philosophizing on the grounds of possible Existenz (mögliche Existenz), by which he meant philosophical thinking that might elucidate the meaning of human experience and existence.

Helmut Wautischer

Assistant Editor
Ruth A. Burch

Mission Statement

The mission of Existenz is to encourage research and publication on problems and topics consistent with the general outlook of Karl Jaspers, namely, the history of philosophy, phenomenology, existentialism, and hermeneutics; psychology, philosophy of religion, politics, culture, and the arts. The journal serves as a medium of publication for Jaspers scholarship, it cooperates with various national Jaspers societies, including those in the United States, Japan, Poland, Germany, Austria, Italy, and Croatia, and it also considers direct submissions of articles for online publication.

The essays published in Existenz are made available Open Access by upholding and emphasizing the Academic Honor Code.


Courtney Morris

The Analytic Method, the Synthetic Method, and the Idea of Philosophy: Kant on How to Read Kant
Fritz J. McDonald Kantian Responsibility and the Self
Adam J. Graves Responsibility and the Unity of Self: Variations on a Kantian Theme in Brandom and Korsgaard
Robert B. Brandom Précis of A Spirit of Trust
Mark V. Alznauer Hegel, Brandom, and Semantic Descent: Comments on
A Spirit of Trust by Robert B. Brandom (Harvard, 2019)
Andrew Cutrofello "Was it for this?": Brandom, Hegel, Wordsworth, Žižek,
and the Terror
Pierre Keller Brandom's Hegel—Between Conceptual Realism, Pragmatism, and Idealism
John Russon Desire, Recognition, and Freedom in Brandom,
A Spirit of Trust
Sebastian Stein Truth and its Appearance: A Comment on Robert Brandom's
A Spirit of Trust
Richard Eldridge Selfhood, Modernity, Romanticism, and Art: The Case of Werner Herzog
Verena Kick Making Philosophy Accessible: Werner Herzog's Filmmaking and the Issues of Nature, Selfhood, and History
Francey Russell The Screening and Screenable Animal
John M. Baker, Jr Werner Herzog Between Romanticism and Late Modernity
Brad Prager Some Risks May Be Necessary
Katrina Mitcheson Werner Herzog's Ecstatic Truth
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