Walter Kaufmann - Philosopher, Humanist, Heretic

Author(s): Stanley Corngold

Philosophy

The first complete account of the ideas and writings of a major figure in twentieth-century intellectual life

Walter 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 single-handedly rehabilitated Nietzsche's reputation after World War II and was enormously influential in introducing postwar American readers to existentialism. Stanley Corngold provides the first in-depth study of Kaufmann's thought, showing how he speaks to many issues that concern us today. Kaufmann 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. Corngold introduces Kaufmann to a new generation of readers, vividly portraying the intellectual life of one of the twentieth century's most engaging and neglected thinkers.

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  • : 9780691211534
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : Princeton University Press
  • : 0.666
  • : October 2020
  • : 1.5 Centimeters X 15 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 760