Ruth Anna Burch

Ruth Anna Burch
The University of Warwick · Department of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy
I am presently co-editing the 16-1 issue of "Existenz" on Jaspers´ "Psychology of Worldviews" (1919) www.existenz.us

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Introduction
RUTH A BURCH - Researcher, teacher and translator, Assistant Editor "Existenz" online research journal, contemporary research on Karl Jaspers. PhD in Philosophy from Warwick University in 2009, thesis "Is Donna Haraway’s ‘Situated Knowledge’ Nietzschean ‘Gay Science’?". Together with Helmut Wautischer I translated Karl Jaspers’ ‘Preface’ and ‘Introduction’ to his book “Die grossen Philosophen” (1957)“The Great Philosophers” (1965), edited Hannah Arendt. Language School Director at Linguae.pro.
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March 2016 - January 2021
Existenz (Jaspers Research Journal)
Position
  • Editor
Description
  • Existenz is an online journal in philosophy. Its title is inspired by the writing of Karl Jaspers and his notion of philosophizing on the grounds of possible Existenz (mögliche Existenz).
Education
August 2002 - August 2009
The University of Warwick
Field of study
  • Philosophy
August 1998 - August 1999
University of Oxford
Field of study
  • Philosophy at Worcester College (Visiting Student)
September 1993 - March 2001
Université de Fribourg
Field of study
  • Philosophy and Sociology

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Publications (17)
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In Nietzsche, ‘European nihilism’ has at its core valuelessness, meaninglessness and senselessness. This article argues that Nietzsche is not replacing God with the nothing, but rather that he regards ‘European nihilism’ as an ‘in-between state’ that is necessary for getting beyond Christian morality. An important characteristic of a Nietzschean ph...
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Karl Jaspers explores the criteria for recognizing human greatness in general and in philosophers in particular. He comments on the historical process related to the selection and grouping of great philosophers. Jaspers acknowledges the questionable aspect of greatness, yet he affirms that such distinction is indispensable. The 1957 English transla...
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Translations of Karl Jaspers' work into the English language have so far not been uniform in their choice of technical terminology. This scholarly rendition of Jaspers' Introduction to his seminal work The Great Philosophers stays as true as possible to the original German text by upholding its idiomatic cultural expressions, complex sentence struc...
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Introduction to The Great Philosophers Karl Jaspers | 1883 - 1963 Karl Jaspers explores the criteria for recognizing human greatness in general and in philosphers in particular. He comments on the historical process related to the selection and grouping of great philosophers. Jaspers acknowledges the questionable aspect of greatness, yet he affirm...
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The full review can be downloaded from Tayolor & Francis Online at this link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10848770.2013.842322
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The aim of this essay is to review Friedrich Nietzsche's "The Gay Science" in English Translation. It compares and contrasts the translations by Thomas Common, Walter Kaufmann, Josefine Nauckhoff, and R. Kevin Hill. First, I argue in favor of translating the work's title "Die Fröhliche Wissenschaft" as "The Gay Science" or perhaps more precisely as...
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Cheerfulness and seriousness are an integral part of philosophizing in Friedrich Nietzsche and Karl Jaspers. The main reason for this lies in the fact that both regard philosophers as being inseparable from their respective philosophies. Yet also the fact that their respective philosophies have multiple meanings shifts the focus away from truth tow...
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ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA FILOSOFÍA DE KARL JASPERS Resumen: Las traducciones al inglés de la obra de Karl Jaspers no han sido hasta el momento uniformes en su elección de la terminología técnica. Esta interpretación especializada de la Introducción de Jaspers a su obra seminal The Great Philosophers (Los Grandes Filósofos, nota de la traductora) se mantie...
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The aim of this article is to explore Nietzsche’s understanding of thinking as the partaking in transformative experimentation. In this writing, I argue that Nietzsche thinks in images. For him cognition ought to be based on new figurations that incarnate located narratives that improve the future. Nietzsche creatively synthesises in his experiment...
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The aim of this contribution is to critically explore the understanding, the goals and the meaning of education in the philosophy of education by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In his educational novel Emile: or On Education [Emile ou De l’éducation] (1762) he depicts his account of the natural education. Rousseau argues that all humans share one and the s...
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On the occasion of publishing the English translation of his book, The Great Philosophers, Karl Jaspers addresses the American readership to describe his motives and reasons for writing this study about what constitutes a great philosopher and what differentiates philosophy from science. The translation is published in: Existenz 12/1 (2017), 6-8, w...
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This paper explores the advantages of Donna Haraway’s (1944–) postmodern–socialist feminist figurations which always only have a particular and specific perspective of the world. Haraway’s interdisciplinary ‘situated knowledge’ is produced by cyborgs and companion species which are continually emerging, inventive symbionts. Haraway construes a self...
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This paper revisits Simone DeBeauvoir’s Second Sex (1953) with the aid of Michèle Le Doeuff’s analysis of pictorial or imaginary elements in philosophical texts. In her research Le Doeuff takes a central interest in the imaginaire. In The Philosophical Imaginary (1980) she identifies throughout the history of philosophy images which were being pres...

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Jaspers' Nietzsche Interpretation. 41st Annual KJSNA Meetings, December 12, 2020 (originally scheduled in conjunction with the 2020 APA Pacific Division Meetings in San Francisco that had been cancelled due to Covid). The edited presentations are published in Volume 15/2 of "Existenz" (www.existenz.us) at https://www.existenz.us/volume15No2.html .