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Nietzsche - a book by Kaufmann, Walter

Nietzsche

Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Nietzsche( )
Author: Kaufmann, Walter
Foreword by: Nehamas, Alexander
Series title:Princeton Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4008-4922-2
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi, and almost wholly unphilosophical. Kaufmann rehabilitated Nietzsche nearly single-handedly, presenting his works as one of the great achievements of Western philosophy.

Responding to the powerful myths and countermyths that had sprung...
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Pages:560
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Individual Philosophers
Author Biography
Kaufmann, Walter (Author)
Walter Kaufmann was born in Freiburg, Germany in July 1, 1921. He arrived in the United States at the age of 17 and became a citizen in 1944. He received a B.A. degree from Williams College in 1941 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1947. During World War II, he served in the United States Army from 1943-1946. He was a member of the philosophy department at Princeton University from 1947-1980.

He was a philosopher, translator, poet, and photographer. His first book, a critical study of Nietzsche, was published in 1950. His other works include Critique of Religion and Philosophy, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, The Faith of a Heretic, Tragedy and Philosophy, Without Guilt and Justice, Religions in Four Dimensions, and Man's Lot. He died on September 4, 1980 at the age of 59.

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