"An eloquent expression of a great hope that philosophy may again become an activity really relevant not only to the perennial problems of life and death but to the unusual configurations of such problems in our time." Julian N. Hartt, Yale Review
About the Author
German philosopher, physician, and psychiatrist Karl Jaspers was born in 1883 and died in 1969. The great translator Ralph Manheim rendered in English such twentieth-century classics as Gunter Grass' The Tin Drum and Louis-Ferdinand Celine's Journey to the End of the Night. Richard M. Owsley, professor of philosophy at North Texas University, is president of the Karl Jaspers Society of North America.