Certainty and Trust: Reflections on Karl Jaspers’ Cosmo-Anthropology

  • Reiner Wiehl†


A discussion of the concepts of certainty and trust in Jaspers’ cosmo-anthropology with special reference to Hegel’s famous essay on “Faith and Knowledge”, Kant’s Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone, and Heidegger’s Being and Time. The chapter offers clarifications of Jaspers’ understanding of certainty and trust by way of his psychology of worldviews and periechontology.


Human Existence Pure Reason Philosophical Thought Truth Claim Reflective Philosophy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Wiehl†
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