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Kaufmann, Walter 1921-1980

Works: 211 works in 1,457 publications in 7 languages and 43,161 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Controversial literature  Software  Juvenile works  Biographies  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Commentator, Compiler, Illustrator, wpr, Commentator for written text, ed
Classifications: B3313.A43, 193
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Most widely held works by Walter Kaufmann
Existentialism : from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

138 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Existentialism is perhaps the most misunderstood of modern philosophic positions-- misunderstood by reason of its broad popularity and general unfamiliarity with its origins, representatives, and principles. Existential thinking did not originate with Jean Paul Sartre. It has prior religious, literary, and philosophic origins. In its narrowest formulation it is a metaphysical doctrine, arguing as it does that any definition of man's essence must follow, not precede, an estimation of his existence. In Heidegger, it affords a view of Being in its totality; in Kierkegaard, an approach to that inwardness indispensable to authentic religious experience; for Dostoevsky, Kafka, and Rilke the existential situation bears the stamp of modern man's alienation, uprootedness, and absurdity; to Sartre it has vast ethical and political implications. This book contains only complete selections or entire works by the major thinkers.--From publisher description
The portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

60 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the books, notes, and letters of this 19th century philosopher
Basic writings of Nietzsche by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six major selections from Nietzsche's writings, reflect the philosopher's critique of Western morality and insights into Christianity, culture, and the will
I and Thou by Martin Buber( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets
The will to power by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

34 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and German and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a selection from the author's notebooks, chosen by his sister, that reveals his views on nihilism, art, morality, religion, the theory of knowledge, and other subjects
The faith of a heretic by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

49 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search for valid beliefs for modern man, with a critical analysis of many religions and philosophies
Critique of religion and philosophy by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

84 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 1,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princeton professor examines current orthodoxies of the day, including positivism and existentialism, giving his views on thinkers such as Plato, Aquinas, Kant, Bultmann, Niebuhr, Freud, and others
Tragedy and philosophy by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-examination of the views of Plato, Aristotle, Hegel and Nietzsche on tragedy. Ancient Greek tragedy is revealed as surprisingly modern and experimental, while such concepts as mimesis, catharsis, hubris and the tragic collision are discussed from different perspectives
Nietzsche, philosopher, psychologist, antichrist by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

17 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A most sensible exposition of Nietzsche's philosophy
Religion from Tolstoy to Camus by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

38 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walter Kaufmann devoted his life to exploring the religious implications of literary and philosophical texts. Deeply skeptical about the human and moral benets of modern secularism, he also criticized the quest for certainty pursued through dogma. Kaufmann saw a risk of loss of authenticity in what he described as unjustied retreats into the past. This is a compilation of signicant texts on religious thought that he selected and introduced."--Provided by publisher
Discovering the mind by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

60 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This immensely readable and absorbing book - the first of a three-volume series on understanding the human mind - concentrates on three major figures who have changed our image of human beings. Kaufmann drastically revises traditional conceptions of Goethe, Kant, and Hegel, showing how their ideas about the mind were shaped by their own distinctive mentalities. Kaufmann's version of psychohistory stays clear of gossip and is carefully documented. He offers us a radically new understanding of two centuries of intellectual history, but his primary focus is on self-knowledge. He is in a unique position to perform this task by virtue of being, according to Stephen Spender, "the best translator of Faust"; and in Sidney Hook's view, "unquestionably the most interesting and informative writer of Hegel in English."The foremost interpreter of Kant, Lewis White Beck, has called this book on Goethe, Kant, and. Hegel "fascinating"--A work which "will stir up a good many people by telling them things they have never heard, and providing an alternative to what is the accepted reading of that part of the history of philosophy. The story of how personality affects philosophy has never been better told." We are shown how Goethe advanced the discovery of the mind more than anyone before him, while Kant was in many ways a disaster. Hegel, like others between 1790 to 1990, tried to reconcile Kant and Goethe. Kaufmann shows this is impossible He paints a large picture, but he is always highly specific and details the major contributions of Goethe and Hegel as well as the ways in which Kant's immense influence proved catastrophic."--Provided by publisher
Twenty German poets; a bilingual collection by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents in chronological order, poems by German poets from Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock born in 1724 to Heinrich Boll, born in 1917
Thus spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Kaufmann's celebrated translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra has not hitherto been available as a separate book. It has gained general recognition as the most authoritative version existing in English
Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

26 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Represents Nietzsche's attempt to sum up his philosophy. In nine parts the book is designed to give the reader a comprehensive idea of Nietzsche's thought and style. With an inclusive index of subjects and persons
Hegel : reinterpretation, texts, and commentary by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and German and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the man and his philosophy
The gay science; with a prelude in rhymes and an appendix of songs by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influential 19th century philosopher's aphoristic work in which he first proclaimed the death of God and the idea of eternal recurrence
The future of the humanities by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and German and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problems of today's system of higher education are evaluated by exploring the failure of colleges and universities to truly educate to cope with our changing world and by explaining why the prospects for doctoral graduates in the arts and humanities are dismal. After analyzing four kinds of minds, the author shows in detail what is wrong with the ways the classics are read; discusses book reviewing, translating, and editing; looks at the place of religion in higher education; and looks at curricula. The primary focus is on "humanity" in education. (Mse)
Between romanticism and modernism : four studies in the music of the later nineteenth century by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without guilt and justice: from decidophobia to autonomy by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposal for a new and liberating human ethic: creative autonomy
Hegel, a reinterpretation by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I and Thou
The portable NietzscheBasic writings of NietzscheI and ThouThe will to powerCritique of religion and philosophyTragedy and philosophyNietzsche, philosopher, psychologist, antichristReligion from Tolstoy to Camus
Alternative Names
Kaofuman, 1921-1980

Kaufman, Valter

Kaufman, Valter 1921-1980

Kaufman, Walter Arnold

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Kaufmann, Walter 1921-

Kaufmann, Walter 1921-1980

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Kaufmann, Walter A. 1921-1980

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Kāwfmān, Wāltir, 1921-1980

Walter Arnold Kaufmann

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Кауфман, Вальтер

ולטר קאופמן פילוסוף אמריקאי

קאופמן, ואלטר

كاوفمان, والتر, 1921-1980

والتر كاوفمان، 1921-1980

والتر كوفمان فيلسوف أمريكي

ਵਾਲਟਰ ਕੌਫ਼ਮੈਨ

카우프만, 발터 1921-1980

카우프만, 월터 1921-1980

카우프만, 월터 아놀드 1921-1980

코프먼, 월터 1921-1980

코프먼, 월터 아널드 1921-1980


カウフマン, W

考夫曼, 1921-1980


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