Vol. 3 | Sechs Essays | Editorial Introduction

Was ist Existenz-Philosophie / What is Existenz Philosophy?

Arendt wrote the essay in German, and William Barrett translated it into English, rendering all the quotations in the text without reference to existing translations. In our annotations, we present the quotations according to standard English translations and provide references to the German originals. Two of the books that play an important role in this essay, however, have not been translated into English: Schelling’s Philosophie der Mythologie and Karl Jaspers’ Psychologie der Weltanschauungen. Quotations from these works are referenced to the German editions.

See the more detailed German editorial commentary here.