Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. By Walter A. Kaufmann. ( Princeton University Press: London, Geoffrey Cumberlege. Pp. Xi + Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann · Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l’Etranger (). Book Review:Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann Walter Arnold Kaufmann – – Princeton University Press. Nietzsche.

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Almost as often as not, a single passage is equally relevant to ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of history, theory of value, psychology, and perhaps half a dozen other fields.

This entry has no external links. We think one way and live another; we want one thing and do another. And more publicitysome of the blurbs from the back cover chosen to impress Goodreaders.

Nietzsches Attitude toward Ohilosopher. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Having read nearly all of Nietzsche’s books, I still found Kaufmann’s books on Nietzsche extraordinarily insightful and believe that anyone would be hard pressed to find a more interesting and knowledgeable biographer of this historical phenomenon. This book has the reputation of being the “gold standard” of Nietzsche scholarship and after reading this book, that reputation has been rightfully earned.

Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist as a major turning point in Nietzsche’s posthumous reputation in an introduction to its edition.

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To ask other readers questions about Nietzschenieyzsche sign up. Kaufmann has been credited with helping to transform Nietzsche’s reputation after World War II by dissociating him from Nazism, and making it possible for Nietzsche to be taken seriously as a philosopher.

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Apr 13, Andrew Olsen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Added to PP index Total downloads 14of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? However, he questioned Kaufmann’s characterization of Nietzsche as an “Antichrist”, writing that it reflected Kaufmann’s personal loathing of Christianity. However, at certain points, the book was repetitive.

Sign in Create an account. What I find impressive is the extent to which Kaufmann can present Nietzsche’s thought as coherent, accessible pdychologist relevant. Want to Read saving…. Experimenting involves testing an answer by trying to live natichrist to it I admire Nietzsche hugely for his style, courage, wit, contrariness, honesty, cheerfulness and psychological insight.

The sociologist Philip Rieff called Nietzsche: Bibliography and Key to Abbreviations. Without ignoring or downplaying the ugliness of many of Nietzsche’s proclamations, kxufmann set them in the context of his work as a whole and of the counterexamples yielded by a responsible reading of his books. A Necessary Portrait of a Philosophre Figure This book by Walter Kaufmann is probably the most important book written about the life and works of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Alfano wrote that Kaufmann popularized the idea that Nietzsche was a virtue theorist in ethics. I give it three stars only because it was too in depth for what I was after. The Literature of Possibility: He saw Christianity as the catalyst for the demise of human greatness and viewed it as a weak religion that encouraged mediocrity – a religion of the weak and the poor.


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Our impulses are in a state of chaos. He was a member of the philosophy department at Princeton University from But insofar as he was a philosopher at all, he was an anti-philosopher. Comments on Alexander Nehamas’s Nietzsche: Continental Philosophy categorize this paper.

We even had shirts thankfully I never owned one that stated Nietzsche said God is dead, but God says Nietzsche is dead. I have not nietzschs this book completely. Rorty described the book as “path-breaking”, but wrote that it had been superseded by the philosopher Richard Schacht ‘s Nietzschewhich in Rorty’s view was more comprehensive, better organized and more helpful to readers who were new to Nietzsche and needed help in understanding the apparent contradictions in Nietzsche’s views.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Friedrich Nietzsche in 19th Century Philosophy. This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Kaufmann.