Hans Saner is a philosopher. He studied philosophy, psychology and German and was Professor of Cultural Philosophy at the Basel Music Academy. Between 1962 and 1969, he was assistant to Karl Jaspers. After Jaspers’s death in 1969, Saner was responsible for the publication of his unpublished works. Saner himself wrote such books as Dramaturgien der Angst (1991), Einsamkeit und Kommunikation (1994), Der Schatten der Orpheus (2000) and Erinnern und Vergessen (2004).