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

Matthias Bormuth
Reinhard Schulz

Great Britain:
Chris Thornhill
Suzanne Kirkbright

Tomoko Iwasawa

Czesława Piecuch

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.


Carlin Romano

Thus Spake Romano
Paul Croce Carlin Romano, UnPhilosopher of the Philosophical Landscape
Jacquelyn Ann Kegley Do Not Block Inquiry: Philosophy in America—The Tradition of Socrates and Peirce
John J. Kaag On Not Being A (Typical) Philosopher
Mary V. Rorty Envisioning a Fourth Wave
Czesława Piecuch Evil as the Ghostly Doppelgänger of Good in Karl Jaspers
Eric D. Meyer Sacrificing Sacrifice to Self-Sacrifice: Sublimation of Sacrificial Violence in Western Indo European Cultures
Gladys L. Portuondo Jaspers, Husserl, Kant: Boundary Situations as a Turning-Point
Ruth A. Burch The Erotico-Theoretical Transference Relationship between Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir Revisited with Michèle Le Dœuff
Karl Jaspers Stiftung | KJSNA | Karl Jaspers Gesellschaft | Polish Karl Jaspers Society | Italian Karl Jaspers Society