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 Burch

United States:
Stephen A. Erickson
Raymond Langley

Gregory J. Walters

Kurt Salamun

Andreas Cesana

Great Britain:
Chris Thornhill

Tomoko Iwasawa

Elena Bezzubova
Helena Gourko

Gladys L. Portuondo

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 10/2, Fall 2015
Philosophy, Psychopathology, and Neuroscience

Matthias Bormuth

Karl Jaspers as a Critic of Psychoanalysis—A Short Sketch of a Long Story
Roger Frie Jaspers, Psychoanalysis, and the Contexts of Understanding
Ed MendelowitzKarl Jaspers and Life Conduct: A Theme With Variations
John McCole A Tale of Missed Opportunities
Stephen A. Erickson Reflections on Transformation
Stefania Achella From the World to Subjectivity: Expression and World in Jaspers' General Psychopathology
Anna Donise The Meaning of Emphatic Experience: Jaspers between Psychopathology and Ethics
Daniel Adsett Meaning and Diagnosis: Are Mental Illnesses Genuinely Mental?
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