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.
Volume 2 Part III. The Casual Connections of Psychic Life Chapter 9. Effects of Environment and of the Body on Psychic Life Chapter 10. Heredity Chapter 11. The Explanatory TheoriesTheir Meaning and Value Part IV. The Conception of the Psychic Life as a Whole Chapter 12. The Synthesis of Disease Entities Chapter 13. The Human Species Chapter 14. Biographical Study Part V. The Abnormal Psyche in Society and History (Social and historical aspects of the psychoses and the personality-disorder) Part VI. The Human Being as a Whole Appendix 1. Examination of patients 2. The funstion of therapy 3. Prognosis 4. The history of psychopathology as a science Name Index General Index