Rare! 1946, Karl Jaspers, Die Schuldfrage, First Edition


The book Die Schuldfrage was first published in 1946 and summarizes the reflections that Jaspers gave in a well-attended lecture in the winter semester of 1945/46 at the University of Heidelberg on the guilt of the German people for the crimes of National Socialism. In view of the intense public discussion that has flared up today about the share of guilt of individual people (Martin Heidegger, Kurt Waldheim, etc.) or ‘the’ Germans or ‘the’ Austrians in the National Socialist terror regime, we find in this work interesting ideas and distinctions that… can be extremely helpful in forming your own judgment on this issue.

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Karl Jaspers

Die Schuldfrage  –  The Guilt Issue


Published by Lambert Schneider Heidelberg in 1946

First Edition

Original Paperback

Pages 106

18,5 cm x 11 cm (approx. 7,5 inch. x 4,5 inch.)


Karl Theodor Jaspers ( 1883 –1969) was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, although he did not accept the label.

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