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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As Nietzsche himself wrote in The Genealogy of Morals of the will to power: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Literature of Possibility: He allows the texts of Nietzsche to speak for themselves in emphasizing the context and time they are written.

This article has no associated abstract. 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. While there are some big limitations, his thought is in many respects also very attractive.

To love one’s fate enough to desire the recurrence of one’s exact circumstances.

Princeton University Press Amazon. Dec 19, Ted rated it it was amazing Shelves: Existenz versus the State Darwin and Rousseau. Nietzsche did say that there was only one true Christian and he died on the cross.

Kaufmann – – Philosophy 27 Not really recommended for those who prefer to enjoy life rather than ‘think too much. All in all, this book is fantastic. History of Western Philosophy. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – – New York: However, he does a lot of whitewashing, and tries to posit Nietzsche as a more lhilosopher figure than he actually was, by framing his arguments as “antipolitical,” and spends a kwufmann too much time trying to separate out Nietz This, I suppose, was the first step in the philosophical world’s large-scale cleanup and renovation of Nietzsche’s reputation in the wake of World War II.

He also presented Nietzsche as a pioneer of modern psychology and argued that a key to understanding his overall philosophy is to see it as a reaction against Christianity. Kaufmann – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 12 2: At the end of his chapter “Morality and Sublimation,” Kaufmann summarizes beautifully Nietzsche’s ethical views: We are confronted with a “pluralistic universe” in which each aphorism is itself a microcosm.


Walter A. Kaufmann, Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist – PhilPapers

On the Nazi point, it is pretty easy to present the favorite quotes from the Nazis in their full context to show Nietzsche’s nietzssche for nationalism, the state, anti-Semitism, etc. Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet. I hope to read that soon because its aestheticist thesis sounds instinctively right to me. Many scholars in the past half century have taken issue with some of Kaufmann’s interpretations, but the book ranks as one of the most influential accounts ever written of any major Western thinker.

Nietzsche’s will to power is directly related to the will to create, or re-create. Naked I saw both the greatest and the smallest man. A Necessary Portrait of a Misunderstood Figure This book by Walter Kaufmann is probably the most important book written about the life and works of Kufmann Nietzsche.

In an edition with a new foreword by the philosopher Alexander Nehamas was published. Kaufmann is an incredibly adept author able to combine quality research with the actual texts.

Nietzsche truly had a massive intelligence and an incredible command of cultures, languages, origins of language and history. Pages to import images to Wikidata Subscription required using via Pages containing links to subscription-only content.

Or to put the problem positively, what should we live by. But I assume many people, like me, do not have the time or patience for nietzsch. Kaufmann – – Philosophical Review 63 1: And Kaufmann’s brother was killed by the Nazi’s, who hijacked Nietzsche’s legacy, and here’s Kaufmann himself, the greatest translator Nietzsche will ever have, defending Nietzsche with brilliance, but it isn’t enough.

He concluded that there is some truth to the charge that Kaufmann, in trying to reverse the “legend” surrounding Nietzsche, went too far in the opposite direction, over-emphasizing the more acceptable aspects of Nietzsche and minimizing the problematic or disturbing aspects, but that this does not detract from Kaufmann’s accomplishment. We’re left with a final evaluation of Nietzsche as an “antipolitical” thinker fully against all the racist garbage his sister tried to tie to him.


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. Wishes of the Heart: Kaufmann gives a deeply sympathetic reading without neglecting to cover both his own objections to some of what Nietzsche said and also reviewing criticisms from other sources, though here he can be kaudmann dismissive of other commentators, arguing that the quality of their Nietzsche scholarship is unacceptably poor.

The Discourse of Diet.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

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. Nietzsche, like other existential philosophers is fascinating to read because one can feel a direct relevance of theory to life. Aug 22, Clint rated it it was amazing. The Journal of Nietzsche Studies. Prior to Nietzsche, I had read dozens of the great philosophers – classical and modern – but I really never felt the need nor the desire to read any more philosophy after him.

When the Nazis took advantage of his writings and letters, they heavily edited what was printed or took his writings out of context.

Walter A. Kaufmann, Nietzsche : Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist – PhilPapers

Kaufmann – – Ethics 61 3: No trivia or quizzes yet. More than anything, I believe that Nietzsche wanted to see the human race rise far beyond the mediocrity that he saw everywhere in modern life. Antichrlst Logic and Mathematics. Probably just because now I can.

Kaufmann sees Nietzsche’s perspectivism as a method by which psychoogist arrived at his positive doctrines such as the will to power and eternal recurrenceand not as a more radical critique of philosophical thinking.