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Karl Jaspers Quotes

Karl Jaspers Quotes & Quotations
Karl Jaspers
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    As a universal history of philosophy, the history of philosophy must become one great unity. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    At the present moment, the security of coherent philosophy, which existed from Parmenides to Hegel, is lost. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Even scientific knowledge, if there is anything to it, is not a random observation of random objects; for the critical objectivity of significant knowledge is attained as a practice only philosophically in inner action. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    I discovered that the study of past philosophers is of little use unless our own reality enters into it. Our reality alone allows the thinker's questions to become comprehensible. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    If philosophy is practice, a demand to know the manner in which its history is to be studied is entailed: a theoretical attitude toward it becomes real only in the living appropriation of its contents from the texts. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    If we do hot wish to slip back, nothing must be forgotten; but if philosophising is to be genuine our thoughts must arise from our own source. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    My own being can be judged by the depths I reach in making these historical origins my own. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Only as an individual can man become a philosopher. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Philosophic meditation is an accomplishment by which I attain Being and my own self, not impartial thinking which studies a subject with indifference. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Philosophy as practice does not mean its restriction to utility or applicability, that is, to what serves morality or produces serenity of soul. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Philosophy can only be approached with the most concrete comprehension. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Philosophy is tested and characterised by the way in which it appropriates its history. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time; it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    The community of masses of human beings has produced an order of life in regulated channels which connects individuals in a technically functioning organisation, but not inwardly from the historicity of their souls. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers
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    The study of law left me unsatisfied, because I did not know the aspects of life which it serves. I perceived only the intricate mental juggling with fictions that did not interest me. Karl-JaspersKarl Jaspers