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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.


Otto Doerr-Zegers Phenomenology of the Labyrinth and its Significance for Understanding Manneristic Art and the Schizophrenic World
Laura K. Matthews On Bizarre and Non-Bizarre Delusions
Karin Nisenbaum For the Love of Metaphysics
Richard Eldridge Modernity and the Eros of Reason
Alexandra M. Newton Nisenbaum's Fichtean Reading of Kant's Fact of Reason
Katharina T. Kraus Nisenbaum on Kant and Maimon, and the Human Intellect
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