Existenz Menu


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 international 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.


Current Issue Volume 12/2, Fall 2017
Mysticism and Transcendence in Philosophy

Alexei Procyshyn

Wonder and Tugendhat's Mysticism
Stephen A. Erickson Intuition, Worlds, and Transcendence:
The Eroding Foundations of Spiritual Experience
Edmond Eh Wisdom in Aristotle and Aquinas
Mario Wenning Three Modes of Recovering Mysticism: Responses to Procyshyn, Erickson, and Eh
James M. Magrini Interpreting Karl Jaspers' "Phenomenological" Plato: Transcending the Bounds of the Doctrinal Scholarly Tradition
Michael Weinman The Myth of Er as a Rationalizing Recording Device
Shai Biderman Truth, Reality, and Fiction in the Documentary of Errol Morris: Refiguring Platonism in Epistemology and Aesthetics
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