Identity Crisis and Self-Identity: A Reinterpretation of Karl Jaspers’s Transcendental Philosophy and Existenze
Karl Jaspers’ existentialist philosophy revolves around man and his concrete existence. His ideas of philosophical faith and transcendence met differing opinions due to their metaphysical nature. The philosophical faith is theistic, and the struggle against self-identity, which led to the identity crisis. The identity crisis is a psychosocial conflict of the mind. The effects of identity crisis include posttraumatic disorder (PTSD). PTSD reawakens traumatic memory, creating depression, anxiety and linked to identity crisis. Using the method of hermeneutics, this paper suggests the application of Karl Jaspers’s philosophy of existence to solving the problem of the identity crisis.
Keywords: Philosophical Faith, Transcendence, Existenz, Self-identity, identity crisis