Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

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Walter Arnold Kaufmann
New American Library, 1975 - Existentialism - 384 pages
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Review: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

User Review  - Matthew Ciarvella - Goodreads

This book isn't really the best way to introduce one to existentialism. Don't get me wrong, there are some fantastic pieces of existential writing in here, particularly from Sartre and Camus (you can ... Read full review

Review: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

User Review  - Alex Obrigewitsch - Goodreads

A solid collection, but Kaufmann seems far too arrogant and clearly sets up these philosophers based on his own reading and interpretation of them. He does not understand Heidegger at all (as he made ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE TO THE EXPANDED EDITION IX
9
DOSTOEVSKY Notes from Underground
52
KIERKEGAARD The First Existentialist
83
Copyright

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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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