Dec 03, 2022
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
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✓ Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre ↠ Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre , Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky Kierkegaard Nietzsche Rilke Kafka Ortega Jaspers Heidegger Sartre and Camus including some not previously translated along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann ✓ Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre ↠ Walter Kaufmann - Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre , Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky Kierkegaard Nietzsche Rilke Kafka Ortega Jaspers Heidegger Sartre and Camus including some not previously translated along with an invaluab

  • Title: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
  • Author: Walter Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 9780452009301
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
✓ Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre ↠ Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre , Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky Kierkegaard Nietzsche Rilke Kafka Ortega Jaspers Heidegger Sartre and Camus including some not previously translated along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann

✓ Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre ↠ Walter Kaufmann - Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre , Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre This volume provides basic writings of Dostoevsky Kierkegaard Nietzsche Rilke Kafka Ortega Jaspers Heidegger Sartre and Camus including some not previously translated along with an invaluab

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Jonfaith

How unfortunate to have forgotten the curator to that museum of ideas I once was young Concepts all too often were inchoate Kaufmann directed my stumbling progress through these choppy waters I had a long hooded green coat then I walked around the university brooding largely for effect My focus shifted from social justice to existential peril.I d like to beat that guy s ass.What emerged was a lifelong appreciation of Hamlet I m now curious if further biases leaped upon me with my dazzled attenti [...]


Plaidlad

A kid from my old neighborhood let me borrow this book for a summer, and it changed my life I watched I Heart Huckabees and got really drunk.


Matthew DeCostanza

If anything, misleading.The thing that irked me most about this anthology was Kaufmann s highly questionable selections The included pieces by Dostoevsky and Kafka, while fine pieces of literature, are hardly characteristic of existentialism, whatever it may be I fear for the young mind who considers Notes From the Underground in the same way as The Myth of Sisyphus Sisyphus is a classic manifesto on how to create joy and self perpetuation in a cruel world Notes is a fictional memoir full of the [...]


Christopher Porzenheim

Existentialism in not a philosophy but a label for several widely different revolts against traditional philosophy Most of the living existentialists have repudiated this label, and a bewildered outsider might well conclude that the only thing they have in common is a marked aversion for each other Walter Kaufmann s Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre is a collection of writings from writers and philosophers that Kaufmann thinks are existentialists I will focus my review on Kaufmann s intro [...]


Aaron

I would not recommending getting into Existentialism, or probably any branch of philosophy or field of knowledge, without at least a brief primer Kaufmann has done an excellent job organizing, translating and presenting some of the most noteworthy literature that is often called Existentialist He makes a point not to define the term outright, but rather to illustrate some of the ideas and give a feel of the writing by showing some of the big names in their own translated words This book might be [...]


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Abailart

You can always rely on Kaufmann for punchy introductions and his vast knowledge to make thematic selections That it s existentialism is secondary though I would query the current bizarre fashion for dismissing the term As K points out, there was never a school , method or anything else, and the philosophers in this selections are widely different The longest selection of Jaspers does a good job of isolating the similarities between Nietsche and Kierkegaard which are beyond their vast differences [...]


Matthew Ciarvella

This book isn t really the best way to introduce one to existentialism Don t get me wrong, there are some fantastic pieces of existential writing in here, particularly from Sartre and Camus you can tell my biases, as they re going to get mentioned several times The problem is that they re buried at the very end of the book, and there s a lot to slog through before getting to those pieces Some of it, such as the Kierkegaard, are interesting and relevant for historical context, but my initial ent [...]


Matthijs

I enjoyed the concise and clear description of the philosophical perspectives of the Existentialists The author uses many present day, popular examples to clarify and also discusses excerpts from the works of several Existentialists mostly Sartre, Heidegger, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy The author attempts to teach the reader Some kind of Existentialism for dummies.Something that really struck me was the view that Existentialists have on authenticity and the truth More specifically, as long as one act [...]


Michael Feehly

Interesting anthology with a famous introductory essay However I disagree with Kaufmann in his negative assessment of Kierkegaard The interpretations he operated under are not held by contemporary scholars, such as Marino, who himself is the compiler of a rival existential anthology Kaufmann is greatly important for his rehabilitation of Nietzsche in the English speaking world, but apparently was unwilling to extend that generosity and depth of understanding to Kierkegaard.The major problem with [...]


Morgan

I had to read this in college It s an okay book, but it s of a sampler than an actual anthology I wouldn t read this unless you are taking a class in existentialism or you need a quick introduction.


Nameless

Textbooks are a waste of time if you re actually interested in a subject Pick up complete works primary sources yourself if you really want to be versed in a subject.


Jen

Found this book on a bookshelf in high school It may sound cheesy, but it changed my life.


Paula

My philosophy is a philosophy of existence I don t even known what Existentialism is , P Sartre n will only attain existence when he is what he purposes to be Sartre there are two kinds of existentialists What they have in common is simply the fact that they believe that existence comes before essence Man simply is Not that he is simply what he conceives himself to be, but he is what he wills, and as he conceives himself after already existing as he wills to be after that leap towards existence [...]


Hind

A very poor introduction to existentialism Sadly I hoped the book would sum up the whole existential movement, introducing the philosophy and it s proponents The book fails to do so The introduction is very basic and even fails to define existentialism properly The excerpts from various existentialist writers, I found to be abrupt and I failed to pick the gist and point behind the writing The excerpts start in the middle and take you no where Each writer isn t introduced properly, and Kaufmann f [...]


Alex Obrigewitsch

A solid collection, but Kaufmann seems far too arrogant and clearly sets up these philosophers based on his own reading and interpretation of them He does not understand Heidegger at all as he made clear in From Shakespeare to Existentialism.You are better off just reading the philosopher s book as a whole, you always are This is a good way to find out from a taste if you might like said philosopher s style or not It does not, however, give you anywhere close to an understanding of the philosoph [...]


joycesu

This is such a great collection of monumental work by the kingpins of existentialism The disclaimer for this is, I really love Kaufman so I tend to enjoy his translations and opinions He s taken a giant body of work and condensed it into a digestible, very curated anthology It isn t a front to back reading, rather a pick as you go I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Kaufman s ideas and or translations, and anyone wanting a glance into existentialism.


Philip Burnett

Unfortunately I really got into existentialism around my freshman year of highschool It is interresting to read about however This book has the entire first part of Dostoevsky s Notes from Underground This is hillariously funny yet you find the character so damned by his philosophy that you pity him The rest of the book is informative for those curious about existentialism.


Shernoff

ah, the things you thought you understood in high school but really didn t not from incapacity but from lack of living this basically worth reading alone for the intro by kaufmann, better known as nietzsche s finest translator and expositor.


Unurbat Erdenemunkh

I read this book for a class, yet still read time to time My favorite philosophy book that contains concise introduction major existentialist philosophers.


Meg

Again, I read most of this in two college philosophy courses I think I braved through enough of it to mark it as read.


August Denys

I personally found the writers to be hit and miss and that comes generally from my previous philosophical experiences While I thoroughly enjoyed the works of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Ortega, and Heidegger I did not enjoy the works of Sartre or Dostoevsky Japser s was in a sense incomprehensible which may stem from the high level of entry to his work Compared to the other writers, history has not shone the light on his type of Existentialism He does great work for explaining his Philosophy and his [...]


Veach Glines

About one quarter of these essays, articles, stories, and academic papers are able to be read By anyone Yes, there are people who can understand the concepts which are introduced, rehashed, and then beat Re beat Kicked Turned into horse meat And then kicked around some Literally and proverbially But But,but but Those people don t actually understand the concepts Instead, they are capable of regurgitating what they have read That s all I suspect the philosopher authors themselves were not able t [...]


Sue

A decent primer for anyone interested in Existentialism The pieces of writing chosen here are solid and quite accessible for a person reading anything by one of these writers for the first time The high point, for me, being Dostoevsky and Sartre I can take or leave Kierkegaard and, to be honest, I have never nor am I particularly interested in reading anything else by Jaspers.My largest complaint of this book is the introduction For an introduction to a subject, it contained an awful lot of refe [...]


E-Lynn Yap

I took way too long to finish reading this so unfortunately I am drawing a blank when trying to recall the first few excerpts A handful of disjointed thoughts Truly excellent foreword When I read this book again, as I plan to do one day, I ll read the foreword in pieces each philosopher s summary before each excerpt Happy that this finally compelled me to read Notes From the Underground in full Had never heard of Jaspers before this book but I did enjoy his discussion on reason and emotion Not s [...]


Murat

Varolu culuk ile ilgili g zel bir kaynak Kar la t rmal olarak Zaman n ak mlar n verirken, anglosakson bak a s ndan da nas l g r nd n anlat yor Kierkegaard ac mas zca kitab n t m nde ele tirilmi , bunun yan nda Kaufmann n en okumaya de er g rd isim ise Sartre olarak g r n yor.


Rebecca Garrard

We are left alone, without excuse That is what I mean when I say that man is condemned to be free Jean Paul Sartre


Shiyue Li

A golden line chained together my favorite group of philosophers with a detailed, comprehensive and scholastic introduction by the best Nietzsche translator in my opinion.


Jose

I especially loved the selections from Nietzsche, Kafka, and Camus I read through it voraciously, if I had a highlighter I would have highlighted the whole thing.



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