Karl Jaspers

Karl Jaspers

Born: February 23, 1883

Died: February 26, 1969

Nationality: German

Occupation: Psychologist

Biography: Karl Theodor Jaspers was a German psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, though he did not accept this label.

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