Walter Kaufmann


Born
in Freiburg, Germany
July 01, 1921

Died
September 04, 1980

Genre

Influences


Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet. A prolific author, he wrote extensively on a broad range of subjects, such as authenticity and death, moral philosophy and existentialism, theism and atheism, Christianity and Judaism, as well as philosophy and literature. He served for over 30 years as a Professor at Princeton University.

He is renowned as a scholar and translator of Nietzsche. He also wrote a 1965 book on Hegel, and a translation of most of Goethe's Faust.
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Goethe, Kant and Hegel (Dis...

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“Man stands alone in the universe, responsible for his condition, likely to remain in a lowly state, but free to reach above the stars.”
Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

“Let people who do not know what to do with themselves in this life, but fritter away their time reading magazines and watching television, hope for eternal life.....The life I want is a life I could not endure in eternity. It is a life of love and intensity, suffering and creation, that makes life worth while and death welcome. There is no other life I should prefer. Neither should I like not to die. ”
Walter Kaufmann

“Success is no proof of virtue. In the case of a book, quick acclaim is presumptive evidence of a lack of substance and originality.”
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