Karl Jaspers was only thirty when he amassed the data and expounded the methods and interpretations that give his Psychopathologie a place at the side of James' monumental Principles of Psychology. Like James, he later turned to philosophy. He certainly shared James' radically empirical spirit; he documented more systematically the challenge to the methodological imperialism to which psychopathology was subject in his day. -- Peter A. Bertocci Review of Metaphysics
Karl Jaspers (1883-1969), a founder of existentialism, studied law and medicine at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, and received his M.D. in 1909. He taught psychiatry and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, and philosophy at the University of Basel in Switzerland. His books include Psychology of World Views, and Philosophy.
Foreword to the 1997 Edition by Paul R. McHugh, M.D. Foreword by E.W. Anderson, M.D.,F.R.C.P., D.P.M. Translator' Preface Author's Prefaces Detailed Analysis of Contents Introduction Part I. Individual Psychic Phenomena Chapter 1. Subjective Phenomena of Morbid Psychic Life Chapter 2. The Objective Performances of Psychic Life Chapter 3. Somatic Accompaniments and Effects as Symptoms of Psychic Activity Chapter 4. Meaningful Objective Phenomena Part II. Meaningful Psychic Connections Chapter 5. Meaningful Connections Chapter 6. Meaningful Connections and Their Specific Mechanisms Chapter 7. The Patient's Attitude to His Illness Chapter 8. The Totality of the MEaningful Connections