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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.


Jean-Claude Gens Karl Jaspers' Philosophy of Nature: What is Still Worth Reading in Jaspers' Works in Times of Ecological Crisis?
Csaba Olay Wilhelm Dilthey and Jaspers’ Psychology of Worldviews
Stefano Papa

Jaspers and Chichilnisky on Extreme Events and Liminality

Heiner Rindermann Psychologie der Weltanschauungen— A Current Outlook from the Perspective of Psychology
Christian Rabanus Karl Jaspers, Psychologie der Weltanschauungen —Introductory Remarks at the Review Session
Mark Galliker Karl Jaspers, Psychology of Worldviews: Differentiations in the Chapter "The Psychological-Cultural Worldview"
Gunter Scholtz Dilthey’s and Jaspers’ Reaction to the Clash of Worldviews

Ruth A. Burch

Karl Jaspers—Richard Wisser Correspondence 1951-1964
Ruth A. Burch Karl Jaspers—Richard Wisser Correspondence 1965-1967
Ruth A. Burch Hans Saner—Richard Wisser Correspondence 1968-1969
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