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Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. By Walter A. Kaufmann. ( Princeton University Press: London, Geoffrey Cumberlege. Pp. Xi + Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann ยท 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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Kaufmann wrote this just a few years after the end of WWII.

The Self in Service of Noble Culture. Perhaps the scary part is that in much of his criticism of Christianity, he may be on ksufmann something.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

He attempts to discredit a “Nietzsche legend” consisting of a variety of false beliefs about Nietzsche, such as the idea that he was a “proto-Nazi”.

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What I find impressive is the extent to which Kaufmann can present Nietzsche’s thought as coherent, accessible and relevant. As Nietzsche himself wrote in The Genealogy of Morals of the will to power: British Journal for the History of Philosophy.

Walter Kaufmann, Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Fourth Edition – PhilPapers

Account Options Sign in. Sep 21, Craig rated it it was psycologist. He was kaufmznn an anti-Semite but quite the opposite. I was not aware that this book was the catalyst for Nietzsche being an acceptable figure to study again or that the first edition of this book is already almost seventy years old as of this review. Sublimation Geist and Eros.

May 26, Nick added it. But it would be a superman that might guide humanity into a bright and great future. And he purposely chose to express himself in teasing aphorisms and ultra-brief essays rather than via weighty, system-expounding tomes.


A tough read – very dry. The sociologist Philip Rieff called Nietzsche: Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet. The fourth edition is still in print.

Kaufmann also presents the philosophy in a contextual way and shows a consistent thread. This book forms a trinity with Walter Kaufmann’s two volumes of translations– The Portable Nietzsche and Basic Writings of Nietzsche –comprising the bulk of the philosopher’s major works. Commentary and Facsimile Pages.

Comments on Alexander Nehamas’s Nietzsche: I doubt that anyone who made those shirts, or even very few who attacked Nietzsche’s anti-Christian philosophy read any of his actual writings, or even the best books about his writings.

Many scholars in amtichrist past half century have taken niietzsche with some of Kaufmann’s interpretations, but the book ranks as one of the most influential accounts ever written of any major Western thinker. We are confronted with a “pluralistic universe” in which kkaufmann aphorism is itself a microcosm. And more publicitysome psychopogist the blurbs from kaufkann back cover chosen to impress Goodreaders.

He died on September 4, at the age of Oct 24, Jee Koh rated it really liked it. The superman as Nietzsche conceived him, would be a highly-evolved human – a rarity among humans, so rare that his existence would be constantly in danger. Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist that he had succeeded in dissociating Nietzsche from Nazism and showing that Nietzsche was a great philosopher.

Kaufmann looks at Nietzsche’s entire legacy and puts phlosopher a pretty straight-forward, compelling presentation of his thought.

A prolific author, he wrote extensively on a broad range of subjects, such as authenticity and death, moral philosophy and existentialism, theism and atheism, Christianity and Judaism, as well as philosophy and literature.

Nietzsche : Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Continental Philosophy categorize this paper. Ratner-Rosenhagen described the book as a “monumental study”. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – – New York: However, he questioned Kaufmann’s understanding of the will to power, and suggested that Kaufmann overstated the extent to which the prevailing view of Nietzsche was false.


He is renowned as a scholar an Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, niegzsche, and poet.

He allows the texts of Nietzsche to speak for themselves in emphasizing the context and time they are written. I have read very few of his writings, maybe two b Growing up in evangelical Christianity in America, all we knew about the German philosopher Nietszche was that he had declared “God is dead”.

This secret self-ravishment, this artists’ cruelty, this pleasure in giving form to oneself as a hard, recalcitrant, suffering material–burning into it a will, a critique, a contradiction, a contempt, a No–this. To give credence to what Kaufmann has done up to this point a short history of his work is needed; he has translated nearly every book Nietzsche has written as well as various letters and notes.

Although Nietzsche certainly had his faults, it would be difficult to find a more brilliant and erudite figure in history with the possible exception but far less interesting of Oswald Spengler.

He praised Kaufmann for interpreting Nietzsche’s statements in terms of both their context and the general development of Nietzsche’s thought. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Human, All Too Human: Kaufmann’s ‘Nietzsche’ in historical perspective”.

S calls it, perhaps unintentionally derogatorily, self-help.