«LA VERITÀ È LA NOSTRA VIA»
L’ETICA DELLA CONOSCENZA IN KARL JASPERS
The present reconstruction aims at a brief survey of the most important aspects of the concept of “truth” in Karl Jaspers’s later work On Truth. I will claim that for Jaspers truth is not something we possess, but is to be conceived as the way upon which we, as human beings, strive for knowledge. In order to achieve this, I will focus in the ﬁrst part on a conceptual reconstruction about what is meant by Jaspers when he speaks of truth in On Truth. The second part of this contribution will focus on a particular kind of truth, the truth of sciences (or so-called “consciousness in general”). In the third and last part, I will propose an original interpretation that goes beyond Jaspers’s text itself, by arguing that this conception of truth as a “way” implies an entanglement between ethics and knowledge that I term, in accordance with other attempts in the history of philosophy, “ethics of knowledge”.