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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This publication information is presented and explained more fully on pages of the reviewed book. Verily even the greatest I found all-to-human”. Nietzsche in the Light of His Suppressed Manuscripts. Be prepared to lose much of your cherished beliefs if you undertake a serious study here. This is not to say that Nietzsche did not believe in a god – he believed in the psycholoogist and power of nature but that man ultimately stood alone, unguided by, and unknown to any god.

Kaufmann Limited preview – But insofar as he was a philosopher at all, he was an anti-philosopher. Our impulses are in a state of chaos. Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist Cover of the second edition.

Pages to import images to Wikidata Subscription required using via Pages containing links to subscription-only content. 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 very dismissive of pychologist commentators, arguing that the quality of their Nietzsche scholarship is unacceptably poor.

In an edition with a new foreword by the philosopher Alexander Nehamas was published. It certainly covers a bit of his life, but most of the book focuses on his Philosophy. Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Kqufmann Kaufmann.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Kaufmann

The Hegel Myth and its Method. James Birx – – Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 37 3: The Times Literary Supplement The book is paced like that of an academic biography.


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While Nietzsche was far from a Nazi, and while I’ve long been familiar with his horror at anti-Semitism and German nationalism, it’s hard not to see that this makes an appalling basis for any kind of broad-scale social thinking, even if it’s powerful when you’re just trying to make sense of things.

Account Options Sign in. Kaufmann – – Philosophical Review 60 4: The book is perhaps more suited for someone looking to study Nietzsche on an academic level, rather than an amateur reading for fun level. We would do this now, and another thing the next moment–and even a great number of things at the same time. Nietzsche was just a bit more of a jerk than Kaufmann is willing to admit, which is very moving, because you love Nietzsche and you don’t want him to have been a jerk, but then there’s all the shitty things he said, and his contempt for weakness, and the crap about the “Blond Beast,” and you’re like, oh fuck it.

Nietzsche truly had a massive intelligence and an incredible command of cultures, languages, origins of language and history. Nehamas, Alexander; Kaufmann, Walter I assume there are many people like me – we want to have a basic grasp of big ideas and the works of movers and shakers like Nietzsche, but do not have the time to wade through all his books.

Novices might be put off by the fact that this is a page explication of a philosopher they don’t know well, and might be better served by simply picking up a copy of Beyond Good and Evil. If you find biographies interesting you will enjoy this one.

I am I was attracted to this book by Kaufmann’s lively and helpful footnotes in his Basic Writings of Nietzsche and I am psychollogist only a complete fan now of Nietzsche but also of Kaufmann. Moral behavior is the sublimation, or the self-overcoming of the impulse via reason.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.


He credited Kaufmann with correctly emphasizing that Nietzsche was a philosopher, in opposition to a once prevailing view that Nietzsche did not deserve to be so considered.

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Nietzsche : Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Also, it is worth noting that the book provided a Overall, this book was an excellent introduction to the thought of a philosopher that is often ambiguous and misunderstood. Also, it is worth noting that the book provided a new interpretation of Nietzsche. In grappling with Nietzsche’s ideas, Kaufmann appreciates fully his experimental style. He was a member of the philosophy department at Princeton University from Added to PP index Total downloads 14of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Friedrich Nietzsche in 19th Century Philosophy. Turner – – Theory, Culture and Society 1 1: Why would I want to study Hegel? She credited Kaufmann with transforming the interpretation of Nietzsche in the postwar United States and establishing him as “a canonical thinker in the Western tradition”. Science Logic and Mathematics.

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. May 30, Leslie Erin Quinn rated it liked it. He advises for example, that if you have committed a blunder, not to turn the other cheek or do good to the evil one,because that would amount to embarrassing him, and instead to commit five other small wrongs, as what’s most abominable a sight is to watch a man be obsessed with the one wrong he has committed