The Resource Walter Kaufmann : Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic, Stanley Corngold

Walter Kaufmann : Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic, Stanley Corngold

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Walter Kaufmann : Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic
Title
Walter Kaufmann
Title remainder
Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Corngold
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual lifeWalter Kaufmann (1921–1980) was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who fled Nazi Germany at the age of eighteen, emigrating alone to the United States. He was astonishingly prolific until his untimely death at age fifty-nine, writing some dozen major books, all marked by breathtaking erudition and a provocative essayistic style. He single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche’s reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Until now, no book has examined his intellectual legacy.Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann’s thought, covering all his major works. He shows how Kaufmann speaks to many issues that concern us today, such as the good of philosophy, the effects of religion, the persistence of tragedy, and the crisis of the humanities in an age of technology. Few scholars in modern times can match Kaufmann’s range of interests, from philosophy and literature to intellectual history and comparative religion, from psychology and photography to art and architecture. Corngold provides a heartfelt portrait of a man who, to an extraordinary extent, transfigured his personal experience in the pages of his books.This original study, both appreciative and critical, is the definitive intellectual life of one of the twentieth century’s most engaging yet neglected thinkers. It will introduce Kaufmann to a new generation of readers and serves as a fitting tribute to a scholar’s incomparable libido sciendi, or lust for knowledge
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DE-B1597
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Corngold, Stanley
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other
LC call number
B945.K3754
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Intellectuals
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy and religion
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specialized
Label
Walter Kaufmann : Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic, Stanley Corngold
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Transcending the Human
  • 5. The Riches of the World
  • 6. A Contempt for Popularity
  • 7. Stories of Religion
  • 8. Living with Hegel
  • 9. The Philosophy of Tragedy
  • 10. Tragedy as Philosophy
  • 11. Against Decrepit Ideas
  • 12. The Places of Religion
  • 13. This Priceless Heritage
  • Frontmatter
  • 14. What Is Man’s Lot?
  • 15. Philosophy as Psychology
  • 16. Opium of the Intellectuals
  • 17. Unsubdued Quarrels
  • Epilogue
  • Postscript. Contra Nietzsche
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations for Kaufmann Citations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Nietzsche Redivivus
  • 2. Raw Life
  • 3. Cleaning the Stables
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780691184067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691184067
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)502971
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184067
Label
Walter Kaufmann : Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic, Stanley Corngold
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4. Transcending the Human
  • 5. The Riches of the World
  • 6. A Contempt for Popularity
  • 7. Stories of Religion
  • 8. Living with Hegel
  • 9. The Philosophy of Tragedy
  • 10. Tragedy as Philosophy
  • 11. Against Decrepit Ideas
  • 12. The Places of Religion
  • 13. This Priceless Heritage
  • Frontmatter
  • 14. What Is Man’s Lot?
  • 15. Philosophy as Psychology
  • 16. Opium of the Intellectuals
  • 17. Unsubdued Quarrels
  • Epilogue
  • Postscript. Contra Nietzsche
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations for Kaufmann Citations
  • Introduction
  • 1. Nietzsche Redivivus
  • 2. Raw Life
  • 3. Cleaning the Stables
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691184067
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.23943/9780691184067
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)502971
  • (DE-B1597)9780691184067

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