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Walter Arnold Kaufmann (July 1, 1921 - September 4, 1980 Princeton, New Jersey) was an American philosopher, translator, and poet. 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, and philosophy and literature.

He is particularly renowned as a scholar and translator of Nietzsche. Kaufmann's clear, witty English was quite unlike the writings of many of the theologians and philosophers whom he discussed.

Contents

Partial bibliography

Original works

  • Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist
  • From Shakespeare to Existentialism
  • Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre
  • Critique of Religion and Philosophy
  • Tragedy and Philosophy
  • Hegel: A Reinterpretation
  • The Faith of a Heretic: What Can I Believe? How Should I Live? What Do I Hope? (downloadable) (the title after the colon is from the 'mass market paperback' version)
  • Without Guilt and Justice
  • Cain and Other Poems
  • Existentialism, Religion, and Death: Thirteen Essays
  • The Future of the Humanities
  • Religions in Four Dimensions
  • Discovering the Mind, a trilogy consisting of
    • Goethe, Kant, and Hegel
    • Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Buber
    • Freud Versus Adler and Jung
  • Man's Lot: A Trilogy, consisting of
    • Life at the Limits
    • Time is an Artist
    • What is Man?

Translations

As written or published by Friedrich Nietzsche in chronological order:

Anthologies/edited works

  • The Portable Nietzsche. Viking.
  • Basic Writings of Nietzsche, designed to complement the preceding.
  • Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
  • Religion from Tolstoy to Camus, a companion to the preceding.
  • Philosophic Classics, in two volumes: 1, 2
  • Hegel's Political Philosophy

Articles, book chapters, and introductions

  • “Nietzsche's Admiration for Socrates,” Journal of the History of Ideas, v. 9, October 1948, pp. 472–491. Earlier version: “Nietzsche's Admiration for Socrates” (Bowdoin Prize, 1947; pseud. David Dennis)
  • “Goethe and the History of Ideas,” Journal of the History of Ideas, v. 10, October 1949, pp. 503–516.
  • “The Hegel Myth and Its Method,” Philosophical Review v.60, No. 4 (October 1951), pp. 459–486.
  • “Some Typical Misconceptions of Nietzsche's Critique of Christianity,” Philosophical Review v. 61, no. 4 (October 1952), pp. 595–599.
  • “Hegel's Early Antitheological Phase,” Philosophical Review v. 63, no. 1 (January 1954), pp. 3–18.
  • “Nietzsche and Rilke,” Kenyon Review, XVII (1955), pp. 1–23.
  • “Toynbee and Superhistory” Partisan Review, vol. 22, no. 4, Fall 1955, pp. 531–541. Reprinted in Template:Cite book
  • “A Hundred Years after Kierkegaard,” Kenyon Review, XVIII, pp. 182–211.
  • “Jaspers’ Relation to Nietzsche,” in Paul Schilpps, ed., The Philosophy of Karl Jaspers (New York: Tudor, 1957), pp. 407-436.
  • The Faith of a Heretic,” Harper's Magazine, February 1959, pp. 33-39. Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “Existentialism and Death,” Chicago Review, XIII, 1959, pp. 73–93. Revised version reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “” in The Meaning of Death, Herman Feifel, New York: The Blakiston Division / McGraw-Hill, 1959.
  • Preface to Europe and the Jews: The Pressure of Christendom on the People of Israel for 1900 Years, 2d ed, by Malcolm Hay. Boston: Beacon Press, 1961.
  • “A Philosopher's View,” in Ethics and Business: Three Lectures. University Park, Pa., 1962, pp. 35–54. Originally presented at a seminar sponsored by the College of Business Administration of the Pennsylvania State University on March 19, 1962.
  • “Nietzsche Between Homer and Sartre: Five Treatments of the Orestes Story," Revue Internationale de Philosophie v. 18, 1964, pp. 50–73.
  • “Nietzsche in the Light of his Suppressed Manuscripts,” Journal of the History of Philosophy v. 2, October 1964, pp. 205–226.
  • “” in Philosophy and Educational Development, Ed. by G. Barnett. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966.
  • “,” in Art and philosophy, a symposium. Hook, Sidney, ed. New York University Press, New York. 1966
  • “Buber's Religious Significance,” from The Philosophy of Martin Buber, ed. P. A. Schilpp and Maurice Friedman (London: Cambridge University Press, 1967) Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “The Reception of Existentialism in the United States,” Midway, vol. 9 (1) (Summer 1968), pp. 97–126. Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • Foreword to Frau Lou: Nietzsche's Wayward Disciple, by Rudolph Binion. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1969.
  • Introductory essay, Alienation Richard Schacht, Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1970
  • “The Future of Jewish Identity,” The Jerusalem Post Magazine August 1, 1969, pp. 607. Reprinted in Congressional Bi-Weekly, April 3, 1970; in Conservative Judaism, Summer 1970; in New Theology no. 9, 1972, pp. 41–58, and in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976.)
  • Foreword to An Introduction to Hegel's Metaphysics, by Ivan Soll. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1969.
  • “The Origin of Justice,” Review of Metaphysics v. 23, December 1969, pp. 209–239.
  • “Beyond Black and White,” Midway, v. 10(3) (Winter 1970), pp. 49–79. Also Survey no. 73 (Autumn 1969), pp. 22–46. Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • "Hegel's Ideas about Tragedy" in New Studies in Hegel's Philosophy, ed. Warren E. Steinkraus (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1971), pp. 201–220.
  • “The Death of God and the Revaluation,” in Robert Solomon, ed., Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays (New York: Anchor Press, 1973), pp. 9–28.
  • “The Discovery of the Will to Power,” in Robert Solomon, ed., Nietzsche: A Collection of Critical Essays (New York: Anchor Press, 1973), pp. 226–242.
  • Foreword in Truth and Value in Nietzsche: A Study of His Metaethics and Epistemology by John T. Wilcox. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1974
  • “Nietzsche and Existentialism,” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Foreign Literatures, v. 28(1) (Spring 1974), pp. 7–16. Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “Hegel's Conception of Phenomenology” in Phenomenology and Philosophical Understanding, Edo Pivcevič, ed., pp. 211–230 (1975).
  • “Unknown Feuerbach Autobiography,” Times Literary Supplement 1976 (3887): 1123-1124.
  • “A Preface to Kierkegaard,” in Søren Kierkegaard, The Present Age and Of the Difference Between a Genius and an Apostle, trans. Alexander Dru, Harper Torchbooks, pp. 9–29. Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “On Death and Lying,” Reprinted in Existentialism, Religion, and Death (New York: New American Library, 1976).
  • “Letter on Nietzsche,” Times Literary Supplement 1978 (3960): 203.
  • “Buber's Failures and Triumph,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie v. 32, 1978, pp. 441–459.
  • “Buber: Of His Failures and Triumph,” Encounter 52(5): 31-38 1979.
  • Reply to letter, Encounter 55(4): 95 1980.
  • “Art, Tradition, and Truth,” Partisan Review, XVII, pp. 9–28.

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