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LOGOS A Journal, of Religion, Philosophy, Comparative Cultural Studies and Art


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Logos 100

:. Rūta Marija Vabalaitė
       Lithuanian Culture Research Institute, Lithuania





The Search for True Selfhood in Karl Jaspers’s Philosophy

The article discusses karl Jaspers’ concept of selfhood. The previous research of Jaspers’ philosophy is reviewed, and the relevance of the analysis of his concept of selfhood is explained. When analyzing Jaspers’ attempts to reveal the potentiality of an individual to be himself, his thoughts are compared with those of martin Heidegger. The types of phenomena of i, which are referred to by Jaspers, are studied. His concepts of boundary situations, interactions with otherness, existential communication, and the connection with what is transcendent are highlighted. The most remarkable renewals of these ideas and their evaluations are discussed; their importance for the creators of the current interactive art is noted.


Key Words: selfhood, communication, historicity, existence, encompassing, transcendence


The journal "LOGOS" is mainly devoted to scholarly studies in all areas of philosophy.
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