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Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
     

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

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by Walter Kaufmann (Editor), Walter Arnold Kaufmann
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452009301
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1975
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
109,071
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Walter Kaufmann was a philosopher and poet, as well as a renowned translator of Friedrich Nietzsche. His books include Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, AntichristFrom Shakespeare to Existentialism, and Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre. He was a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, where he taught after receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1947 until his death in 1980. He held visiting appointments at many American and foreign universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, and the Australian National University; and his books have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

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Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.