Title

Commentary on "Chris Walker's Interpretation of Karl Jaspers' Phenomenology"

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

12-1995

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Philosophy; Psychiatry; Consciousness

Disciplines

Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

What value is this scholarly debate about the origins of Jaspers' phenomenology to psychiatric clinicians? For one thing, it might help kindle enough interest among scholars and clinicians in Jaspers' General Psychopathology (GP) to warrant its reprinting. This would expand the psychiatrist's appreciation of the relevance of philosophy to medical thinking and patient care. In the GP, Jaspers quotes Kant's opinion that "the psychiatrist's competence is really commensurate with how far his education and knowledge would qualify him to belong to the philosophic faculty" (Jaspers 1963, 36).

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Citation: Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology, Volume 2, Number 4, December 1995, pp. 345-346.