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

Rajesh C. Shukla

Mario Wenning

Matthias Bormuth
Reinhard Schulz

Great Britain:
Suzanne Kirkbright

Tomoko Iwasawa

Czesława Piecuch

Elena Bezzubova

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.


Current Issue Volume 11/2, Fall 2016
Alleviating Suffering

S. Nassir Ghaemi

On Depression: A Geneaology
Alina Marin Uncovering the Cause of Depression: A Medical or a Humanistic Approach?
Casimiro Cabrera Abreu Reflections On Depression
Daniel Adsett Ambiguity and Nihilism: Comments on Nassir Ghaemi's On Depression
Elena Bezzubova Reflecting on On Depression: The Trap of The Happy Mean
Eva Cybulska Hamlet: To Be Or Not To Be Who One Is
Jill Graper Hernandez We Refugees: Standpoint and Border Ethics
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