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So that the man who should, for instance, go openly and knowingly in opposition to all that list would, to your thinking, and indeed mine, too, of course, be an obscurantist or an absolute madman: And of course he knows himself that he is doing him-self no sort of good with his moans; he knows better than anyone that he is only lacerating and harassing himself and others for nothing; he knows that even the audience before whom he is making his efforts, and his whole family, listen to him with loathing, do not put a ha’porth of faith in him, and inwardly understand that he might moan differently, more simply, without trills and flourishes, and that he is only amus-ing himself like that from ill-humour, from malignancy Well, in all these recognitions and disgraces it is that there lies a voluptuous pleasure.

Kierkegaard and Nietzsche 3. This book might be a bit much for the casual reader and is probably a turn off to someone interested in Existentialism.

On Himself 83 1. 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 One of the favorite pastimes of German professors and students: It may seem unfair in principle: Before the Law 3. Otherwise the text is uncut.


If, as is often done, Nietzsche and Dostoevsky are included in the fold, we must make room for an impassioned anti-Christian and an even more fanatical Greek-Orthodox Russian imperialist. A kid from my old neighborhood let me borrow this book for a summer, and it changed my life.

After all, the existentialists have no desire simply to divert us. I now think of Existentialism as being a mood rather than a system of thought, and many of these writings are literary not academic, but that is a good thing.

This book isn’t really the best way to introduce one to existentialism. Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre Walter Kaufmann.

dostoevskg It was interesting reading, sort of surreal and with a lot of emphasis on death and the passage of time both crucial existential themesthough it was hard to get much of a handle on Rilke or his thought from such a tiny sample.

One of the central ideas in this chapter is encountered in Jaspers’ writings long before Sartre’s book appeared in As we shall see, however, Heidegger’s and Jaspers’ Nietzsche pictures tell at kkaufmann as much about the German existentialists as about Nietzsche.

I was lying when I said just now that I was a spiteful official. For forty years together sxrtre will remember its injury down to the smallest, most ignominious details, and every time will add, of itself, details still more ignominious, spitefully teasing and tormenting itself with its own imagination.

There in its nasty, stinking, underground home our insulted, crushed and ridiculed ffom promptly becomes absorbed in cold, malignant and, above all, everlasting spite. On the contrary, he called his effort even then “fundamental ontology”; and ontology, of course, is the study of Being, not of man’s existence.


Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

This is a good way to find out from a taste if you might like said philosopher’s style or not. Does he force the reader to think, to share in a common enterprise with Hegel?

I am very disappointed and want to return it. My room is a wretched, horrid one in the existemtialism of the town. It is a wonderful phenomenon, the dream, but after one’s first enthusiasm for its investigation one must soon confess in disappointment: That was my way.

I think that’s probably how he’d have preferred it.

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by Walter Kaufmann

Kierkegaard and Nietzsche 3. The included pieces by Dostoevsky and Kafka, while fine pieces of literature, are hardly characteristic of existentialism, whatever it may be.

Concepts all too often were inchoate.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. The excerpts start in the middle and take you no where. How strange Kierkegaard is when he speaks of himself, and how similar to Dostoevsky’s underground man-in con-tents, style, and sensibility!

Same or next day shipping. Here lies Kierkegaard’s importance for a vast segment of modern thought: The very critics who would be the first to make a point of the vulgarity of the preceding charges have most frequently pressed this point.

The great discovery is made, but we cannot quite see it, not because his version looks like what we knew before —it does not— but because it is so very dark.