Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. By Walter A. Kaufmann. ( Princeton University Press: London, Geoffrey Cumberlege. Pp. Xi + Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann · Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l’Etranger (). Book Review:Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann Walter Arnold Kaufmann – – Princeton University Press. Nietzsche.

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There were certain passages that were truly captivating, and I will continue to think about these passages into the near future. Print Hardcover and Paperback.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist by Walter Kaufmann

I give it three stars only because it was too in depth for what I was after. Open Preview See a Problem?

Kaufmann – – Ethics 61 3: Overall, this book was an excellent introduction to the thought of a philosopher that is often ambiguous and misunderstood. Sign in to use this feature. He received a B.

Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Basic Writings of Nietzsche. Young Nietzsche and the Wagnerian Experience. Nietzsche was psychoolgist a bit more of a jerk than Kaufmann is willing to admit, which is very moving, because you love Nietzsche and you don’t want him to have been a jerk, but then there’s all the shitty things he said, and his contempt for weakness, and the crap about the “Blond Beast,” and you’re like, oh fuck it.


The book, first published by Princeton University Presswas influential and is considered a classic study. Nietzsche as a moral philosopher is descriptive rather than prescriptive. I find that to be the mark of a true academic.

The sociologist Philip Rieff called Nietzsche: The Mind of the Moralist In his view, Kaufmann’s selective reinterpretation of Nietzsche may have been necessary to make it possible for Nietzsche to be read seriously by both philosophers and the general public, and his book repays careful study.

This may be done by thoroughly weakening the whole organism or by repudiating and repressing many of the impulses: Hey, in a perfect world with tons of time it would be great to read lots of philosophy.

Nietzsche : Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

He died on September 4, at the age of A tome in its own right yet super readable and accessable if you psycholofist read and studied Nietzsche’s corpus phikosopher any length. I’m so close to done with this book Kaufmann looks at Nietzsche’s entire legacy and puts together a pretty straight-forward, compelling presentation of his thought.

Stolz – – Journal of Philosophy of Education 52 1: Between taking care of kids and working, we barely have time to read much of anything.


A Book for Free Spirits.

He seemed to have longed for the great cultures of old – those of ancient Greece and Rome but many others. This for me, at least psychloogist undoubtedly part of his appeal. If you have read Nietzsche and came away confused, this book is an excellent remedy for that.

Kaufmann – – Philosophical Review 63 1: Nietzsche in the Light of His Suppressed Manuscripts. I don’t think Kaufmann would argue he’s presenting the “complete Nietzsche,” just a component that in the s had been sorely overlooked — his actual philosophy. Without acceding to his philosophy, one may respect his overruling passion for intellectual integrity; and his protestant perspectives are often suggestive and fruitful pphilosopher when they are unacceptable.

Published by Princeton University Press first published History of Western Philosophy. Kaufmann – – Journal of Philosophy 48