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 14/1, Spring 2019
Ortega, History, and the Axial Age

Oliver W. Holmes

On Being with Others: Jaspers and Ortega
Pierre Keller Ortega and the Dynamics of Historical Reason
Marnie Binder Jaspers and Ortega on the Historicity of Being Human
Oswald Sobrino José Ortega y Gasset and Karl Jaspers: Some Intriguing Parallels
Dmitri Nikulin Histories Beyond History
Jeffrey A. Bernstein Can There Be History Without Representation?
Alfredo Ferrarin "Please, stop at Zuckerman"—Names and Memory in History
John V. Garner Creativity and Historical Non-Being in Nikulin’s The Concept of History
Adam J. Graves Hermeneutics, Historicism, and The Concept of History
Sonja M. Tanner Toward a Happy Ending: Memory, Narrative, and Comedy in History
Massimiliano Tomba History and Historical Conceptualization
Michael Steinmann The Axial Age and the Quest for a Secular Religion in Modernity
Helmut Heit Breakthrough to Transcendence?—Three Concepts of Inter-Cultural Philosophy (Leibniz, Hegel, Jaspers)
Markus Wirtz Cultural and Anthropological Patterns in the Axial Age
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