Karl Theodor Jaspers
(23 Feb 1883 - 26 Feb 1969)
German-Swiss philosopher and psychiatrist who promoted existentialism. He helped establish psychopathology with a rigorous, scientifically descriptive basis. During the Nazi period in Germany, he was barred from teaching (1938-45) and subsequently settled in Switzerland (1948).
Science Quotes by Karl Theodor Jaspers (1 quote)
On the question of the world as a whole, science founders. For scientific knowledge the world lies in fragments, the more so the more precise our scientific knowledge becomes.
— Karl Theodor Jaspers
Kleine Schule des philosophischen Denkens (1965), trans. R. F. C. Hull and G. Wels, Philosophy is for Everyman: A Short Course in Philosophical Thinking (1969), 8.