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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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Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
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Corngold, Stanley,
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Kaufmann, Walter
  • Kaufmann, Walter
  • Philosophers
  • Intellectuals
  • Philosophy and religion
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Modern
  • Intellectuals
  • Philosophers
  • Philosophy and religion
  • United States
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Walter Kaufmann : philosopher, humanist, heretic, Stanley Corngold
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Nietzsche redivivus -- Raw life -- Cleaning the stables -- Transcending the human -- The riches of the world -- A Contempt for popularity -- Stories of religion -- Living with Hegel -- The philosophy of tragedy -- Tragedy as philosophy -- Against decrepit ideas -- The places of religion -- This priceless heritage -- What is man's lot? -- Philosophy as psychology -- Opium of the intellectuals -- Unsubdued quarrels -- Epilogue -- Postscript. Contra Nietzsche
Control code
1077242758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 744 pages
Isbn
9780691165011
Lccn
2017964104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077242758
Label
Walter Kaufmann : philosopher, humanist, heretic, Stanley Corngold
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nietzsche redivivus -- Raw life -- Cleaning the stables -- Transcending the human -- The riches of the world -- A Contempt for popularity -- Stories of religion -- Living with Hegel -- The philosophy of tragedy -- Tragedy as philosophy -- Against decrepit ideas -- The places of religion -- This priceless heritage -- What is man's lot? -- Philosophy as psychology -- Opium of the intellectuals -- Unsubdued quarrels -- Epilogue -- Postscript. Contra Nietzsche
Control code
1077242758
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 744 pages
Isbn
9780691165011
Lccn
2017964104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077242758

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