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Kaufmann, Walter 1921-1980

Works: 204 works in 1,468 publications in 7 languages and 44,529 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Controversial literature  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Commentator for written text, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Commentator, Illustrator, Compiler, ed, wpr
Classifications: B3213.B83, 193
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Most widely held works about Walter Kaufmann
Most widely held works by Walter Kaufmann
Existentialism : from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

137 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,289 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 )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 2,868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the books, notes, and letters of this 19th century philosopher
I and Thou by Martin Buber( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,045 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
Critique of religion and philosophy by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

81 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 1,759 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 )

59 editions published between 1968 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,451 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 )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and held by 1,377 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
The faith of a heretic by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Twenty German poets; a bilingual collection by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and German and held by 1,251 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
On the genealogy of morals by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) is Nietzsche's major work on ethics. It shows him using philosophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new directions to an ancient discipline. The work consists of three essays. The first contrasts master morality and slave morality and indicates how the term 'good' has widely different meanings in each. The second inquiry deals with guilt and the bad conscience; the third, with ascetic ideals - not only in religion but also in the academy." -- book cover
Thus spoke Zarathustra : a book for all and none by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A landmark work of philosophy and of literature, Thus Spoke Zarathustra is the fullest expression of Nietzche's belief that "the object of mankind should lie in its highest individuals." In his thirtieth year Zarathustra - the archetypal Ubermensch representative of supreme passion and creativity - abandons his home for the mountains, where he lives, literally and figuratively, on a level of experience far above the conventional standards of good and evil. The exuberant, poetic testimony of Nietzche's great messianic hero (and alter ego) is a vivid demonstration of the philosopher's genius. Walter Kaufmann's celebrated translation - hailed by Newsweek for its "incandescent splendor of language"--Has gained general recognition as the most authoritative version of Zarathustra existing in English
Hegel : reinterpretation, texts, and commentary by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and German and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of the man and his philosophy
Beyond good and evil : prelude to a philosophy of the future by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 1,084 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
The gay science; with a prelude in rhymes and an appendix of songs by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 1,039 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
Between romanticism and modernism : four studies in the music of the later nineteenth century by Carl Dahlhaus( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of the humanities by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and German and held by 815 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)
Life at the limits : photographs & text by Walter Kaufmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I and Thou
Alternative Names
Kaofuman, 1921-1980

Kaufman, Valter

Kaufman, Walter Arnold

Kaufmann, Walter.

Kaufmann, Walter 1921-

Kaufmann, Walter 1921-1980

Kaufmann, Walter A.

Kaufmann, Walter A. 1921-1980

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold

Kaufmann, Walter Arnold 1921-1980

Kāwfmān, Wāltir, 1921-1980

Walter Arnold Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann American philosopher

Walter Kaufmann deutsch-amerikanischer Philosoph

Walter Kaufmann Duits filosoof

Walter Kaufmann filòsof estatunidenc

Walter Kaufmann filósofo estadounidense

Walter Kaufmann philosophe américain

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


English (596)

German (33)

Chinese (18)

Spanish (9)

Turkish (5)

French (1)

Italian (1)

The portable NietzscheI and ThouCritique of religion and philosophyTragedy and philosophyNietzsche, philosopher, psychologist, antichristReligion from Tolstoy to CamusOn the genealogy of moralsThus spoke Zarathustra : a book for all and none