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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 national 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.

The essays published in Existenz are made available Open Access by upholding and emphasizing the Academic Honor Code.


Ulrich Furbach On Reasoning, Commonsense Knowledge, and Consciousness
Albrecht Kiel Artificial Intelligence Against the Backdrop of an Adequately Differentiated Anthropology
Catrin Misselhorn

Artificial Systems In-Between Humans and Artifacts:
From Autonomous Weapons to Affective Computing

Jörg Noller Robots, Emotions, and Interobjectivity
Catrin Misselhorn Artificial Systems—Agents or Processes?
Joseph O. Chapa On the Ethics Regarding Artificial-Intelligence-Enabled Technology and The Proportionality Principle
Kevin Schieman LAWS and the Law: Rules as Impediment to Lethal Autonomy
Robert H. Latiff Technology as a Challenge to Peace

Gregory M. Reichberg

Risks of Weaponry Integrated with Artificial Intelligence

Ryan Jenkins

Cheap War and What It Will Do:
Comments on Latiff’s Future Peace

Patrick Bratton

Accidental Escalation and the Future of War and Peace

George R. Lucas

From Future War to Future Peace: A Critique of USAF
Major General Robert Latiff’s Critique of the Role of
New Technologies in War
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