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 A. Burch

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 13/1, Spring 2018
Perspectives on Japan, Existentiality, and Religion

Gerhard G. Knauss

Reminiscences of Japan
Gerhard G. Knauss Subject-Object Division in Jaspers, Schopenhauer, and Nishida
Endre Kiss Toward a Holistic Interpretation of Karl Jaspers' Philosophy
Tomoko Iwasawa Transcendence and Immanence, West and East: A Case Study of Japanese Divinity
Noreen Khawaja Boundaries of an Idea
Antony Aumann Kierkegaard and Asceticism
Sara L. H. Shady The Religion of Co-Existence: Buber and Jaspers on the Mutuality of Authenticity
Dawn Eschenauer Chow Sin as Alienation: On Khawaja's Interpretation of Kierkegaard
Ryan S. Kemp The Role of Conversion in The Religion of Existence
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