A Central Problem With Western Philosophy

“The passionate revivification of these words and doctrines…is an impotent call to hold fast.” — Jaspers

Matthew David
Embodying Philosophy
9 min readAug 10, 2022

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By Rembrandt — internet, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6375105

The other day I was reading an excerpt of Karl Jaspers book, Existenzphilosophie, translated by Felix Kaufmann from 1941.

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Matthew David
Embodying Philosophy

Philosopher. Writer. Coffee Addict. I write about Philosophy from the Ancient Greeks to Existentialism. https://medium.com/@matthew-david/about ←Learn more here