Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. By Walter A. Kaufmann. ( Princeton University Press: London, Geoffrey Cumberlege. Pp. Xi + Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist. Walter A. Kaufmann ยท 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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Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

This classic is the benchmark against which all modern books about Nietzsche are measured. Sep 04, Jacob rated it really liked it.

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat psycholgist Kaufman was invaluable to me in understanding Nietzsche and I strongly recommend that students, especially, have one of the Kaufmann books on Nietzsche handy while reading any of Nietzsche’s work. Almost as often as not, a single passage is equally relevant to ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of history, theory of value, psychology, and perhaps half a dozen other fields.

Though–we are warned–Nietzsche is “not primary a moral philosopher” p.

Kaufmann sees Nietzsche’s perspectivism as a method by which he arrived at his positive doctrines such as the will to power and eternal recurrenceand not as a more radical critique of philosophical thinking.


Well, then there’s the question of “who is this for?

Nietzsche : Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist

Kaufmann, Walter; Nehamas, Alexander The Review of Metaphysics. While there are some big limitations, his thought is in many respects also very attractive.

He received a B. Comments on Alexander Nehamas’s Nietzsche: He also considered Kaufmann’s characterization of Nietzsche as a psychologist apt.

Without acceding to his philosophy, one may respect his overruling passion for intellectual integrity; and his protestant perspectives are often suggestive and fruitful even when they are unacceptable. I was not aware that this book was the catalyst for Nietzsche being an acceptable figure to study again or that the first edition of this book is already almost seventy years old as of this review. Cover of the second edition. Kaufmann looks at Nietzsche’s entire legacy and puts together a pretty straight-forward, compelling presentation of his thought.

I also thought that the book would be more of a biography than what it turned out to be. I can’t argue with Kaufmann’s well-written explanation of Nietzsche’s ideas, and I can’t argue with most of his analysis.

Ratner-Rosenhagen described the book as a “monumental study”.

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History of Western Philosophy. Kaufmann Limited preview – History of Western Philosophy. What’s amazing is how Nietzsche’s beliefs are still applicable today — our homogenizing concerns, which we demonstrate through this blind belief in the institution of human rights among othersleaves no space whatsoever for the individual, for the genius Walter Arnold Kaufmann was a German-American philosopher, translator, and poet.


Be prepared to lose much of your cherished beliefs if you undertake a serious study here. He loved to shock, question and confound expectations. This book has the reputation of being the “gold standard” of Nietzsche scholarship and after reading this book, that reputation has been rightfully earned. The publisher, by the way, is Princeton U. Going to School with Friedrich Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist Walter A.

The book goes through his philosophy point by point with a thorough and scholarly air while being divided into four parts.

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Antichrits style is flawless and approach engaging. The book, first published by Princeton University Presswas influential and is considered a classic study. When Walter Kaufmann wrote it in the immediate aftermath of World War II, most scholars outside Germany viewed Nietzsche as part madman, part proto-Nazi, and almost wholly unphilosophical.

Sign in to use this feature. Not really recommended for those who prefer to enjoy life rather than ‘think too much.