Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus: From The Great Philosophers, Vol. 1
by Karl Jaspers, translated by Ralph Manheim
A part of Jaspers’s planned universal history of philosophy, focusing on the four paradigmatic individuals who have exerted a historical influence of incomparable scope and depth. Edited by Hannah Arendt; Index.
“Karl Theodor Jaspers (February 23, 1883 – February 26, 1969) was a German-Swiss psychiatrist and philosopher who had a strong influence on modern theology, psychiatry, and philosophy. After being trained in and practicing psychiatry, Jaspers turned to philosophical inquiry and attempted to discover an innovative philosophical system. He was often viewed as a major exponent of existentialism in Germany, though he did not accept the label.” —Wikipedia