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Anaximander, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plotinus, Laotzu, Nagarjuna (Harvest Book, Hb 288) Paperback – October 23, 1974

ISBN-13: 978-0156075008 ISBN-10: 0156075008

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  • Series: Harvest Book, Hb 288
  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (October 23, 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156075008
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156075008
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,039,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, German (translation)

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Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a founder of existentialism, studied law and medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and received his M.D. in 1909. He taught psychiatry and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His books include Psychology of World Views, and Philosophy.

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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By cvairag VINE VOICE on February 22, 2012
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Jaspers, the theologically oriented existentialist (I would say that Heidegger was theologically born and bourne/thrown, but not oriented "language is the home of Being"), was perhaps at his best as a teacher of philosophy. This volume, the first of his magnificent series on "The Great Philosophers" is loaded with really good stuff. What I like about these books is: 1) Jaspers writes about the philosophers he esteems, rather than attempting to write a comprehensive history which creates a ambience which is fun to research because he's having fun; 2) he compacts the essential utterances into a svelte, summary style with directive commentary - esp. useful for the student who is in hurry - for undergrads thru prelims.

Proof of his effectiveness as a teacher: Hannah Arendt, among the elite philosophic minds of the 20th century - his ever-grateful star student. Also good - is the volume with Kant in it - classic modernity.
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