Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

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Walter Arnold Kaufmann
New American Library, 1975 - Existentialism - 384 pages
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Very good and serious introduction to existentialism. - Goodreads
Each writer isn't introduced properly, and Kau - Goodreads
A very poor introduction to existentialism. - Goodreads
But it's no surprise, his intro on Nietzsche' other boo - Goodreads

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The author put together some great pieces of literary/philosophy work on Existentialism. I find it very useful and handy. However, I can't say the same for the authors introduction to the writing ... Read full review

Review: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

not until the very end of the book, in the last essay by sartre, do you get any sort of definition of existentialism. i guess that works for me. i found dostoevsky's notes from the underground part ... Read full review


DOSTOEVSKY Notes from Underground
KIERKEGAARD The First Existentialist

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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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