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I might even be genuinely touched, though probably I should grind my teeth at myself afterwards and lie awake at night with shame for months after. Whatever you choose to call it, I believe he hits upon something undeniably resonant for any honest individual who seeks to live a fulfilling life: You can always rely on Kaufmann for punchy introductions and his vast knowledge to make thematic selections.

It is loathsome to remember it all, but it was loathsome even then. In Ecce Homo he remarked, “my genius lies in my nostrils”; but he did not think that his nose was a broad enough base for the future of psychology.

It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not under-stand a single atom of it.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

You will be finding enjoyment in toothache next,” you cry, with a laugh. Certainly, existentialism is not a school of thought nor reducible to any set dowtoevsky tenets.

If we consider this striking preoccupation with failure, dread, and death one doatoevsky the essential characteristics of existentialism, Nietzsche can no longer be included in this movement. And Jaspers’ trust kaufmannn this form of communication continues unabated: If this last question, however, were asked not in a spirit of sarcasm but with a genuine perplexity about the value of all such endeavors, Jaspers would not only admit that “its yield for the knowledge of psychic life remains small after all”; he would even say that this is one of his central points.


Anthologies live or die on the strength of their selections, and for the most part the selections here are strong.

The Hegelian principle that any judgment must be mediated and developed is abandoned, and judgments are offered abruptly and apparently dogmatically, but labelled as sagtre I am by no means such a mirthful person as you imagine, or as you may imagine; however, irritated by all this babble and I feel that you are irritated you think fit to ask me who am Exishentialism my answer is, I am a collegiate assessor.

That is often forgotten today.

He paints a vivid image of the different personalities of each philosopher and I can’t frm being curious to see if and how my own view of them differs. Let us suppose, for dxistentialism, that it feels insulted, too and it almost always does feel insultedand wants to revenge itself, too.

Spite, of course, might overcome everything, all my doubts, and so might serve quite successfully in place of a primary cause, precisely because it is not a cause.

Books by Walter Kaufmann. Above all, there are two Heideggers as once there were two Schellings: Well, so be it, then!

Is it just a catch-all term for a bunch of related but distinct strands of individualist thought, or is there a kind of unity—even if only a loose unity—to the concepts and terms we deem existential? Basic Writings Second Edition. So viewed, Heidegger belongs to the contemporary revolt against representation. After reading this made Sartre’s articles worse. Oh, the pure, innocent child! About Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Maufmann One of the foremost resources on existentialism from renowned philosopher, poet, and Kaucmann translator Walter Kaufmann—a must-read for philosophers, both armchair and professional.


I suspect the philosopher-authors themselves were not able to understand the concepts they pretended to create.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann

In the depth of my heart there was no faith in my suffering, only a faint stir of mockery, but yet I did suffer, and in the real, orthodox way; I was jealous, beside myself He was an aggressive thinker, and the main targets of his attacks are Hegel, of whom he lacked any thorough first-hand knowledge, and Christianity as it existed for approximately eighteen centuries, which seems at first glance to have no immediate bearing on philosophy.

Because the effect achieved by Jaspers’ method is, as Jaspers sees it, quite invaluable: He is renowned as a scholar an Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet.

Kierkegaard, of course, was far closer to Luther: With all that behind us, have we fostoevsky any closer to an understanding of what existentialism is or means?