Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

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This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, Kafka, Ortega, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, including some not previously translated, along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann.

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Overview

This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, Kafka, Ortega, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, including some not previously translated, along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452009301
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1975
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 302,094
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.12 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Expanded Edition
Preface
One: Kaufmann: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
Two: Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground
Three: Kierkegaard: The First Existentialist
1. On His Mission
2. On His Works
3. On His Mode of Existence
4. "That Individual"
5. Dread and Freedom
6. Authority
7. "Truth Is Subjectivity"
Four: Nietzsche: "Live Dangerously"
1. "The Challenge of Every Great Philosophy"
2. "The Gay Science"
3. On Free Death
4. The Beginning of the Will to Power
5. From Ecce Homo
Five: Rilke: The Notes of Malte Laurids Brigge
Six: Kafka: Three Parables
1. An Imperial Message
2. Before the Law
3. Couriers
Seven: Ortega: "Man Has No Nature"
Eight: Jaspers: Existenzphilosophie
1. On My Philosophy
2. Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
3. The Encompassing
Nine: Heidegger: The Quest for Being
1. My Way to Phenomenology
2. What is Metaphysics?
3. The Way Back into the Ground of Metaphysics
Ten: Sartre: Existentialism
1. The Wall
2. Self-Deception
3. Portrait of the Antisemite
4. Existentialism is a Humanism
5. Marxism and Existentialism
Eleven: Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus
Notes
Sources and Acknowledgments

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Extremely interesting, a concept worth exploring

    I purchased this book for an Honors course I am required to take and was pleasantly surprised by the contents within. While I myself may never choose to live the belief system of an existentialist, I do see many valuable traits they possess that I would ideally like to incorporate into my own life, and sometimes wish I could make others "choose" to do the same. Most existentialists believe in making "good", decisive choices and accepting the consequences of those choices (aka personal responsibility). As well as always keep thinking, and keep thinking for yourself. Never become one of the crowd, to do so is worse than death, for some it would be better to have never been born than to be one of "The Crowd." If that seems overly dramatic than I suggest reading the book to find out why Nietzsche, and many others, felt that way and decide for yourself if he is being a Drama Queen or not. While some of the authors material is harder to interpret than others it is definitely worth the time it takes to read it. I would suggest reading this with a book group as the discussions of the authors ideas are helpful and part of the enjoyment when reading a book like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2003

    A meaningful existensialist

    Kaufmann is a scholar who writes with a great understanding for the ' life- questions' and their relation to philosophy. He is sometimes awkward but almost always interesting and meaningful. A highly recommended work.

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