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 more than 30 years as a professor at Princeton University. He is renowned as a scholar and translator of Friedrich Nietzsche. He also wrote a 1965 book on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and published a translation of Goethe’s Faust.
|Born:||July 1, 1921, Freiburg, Germany|
|Died:||September 4, 1980, Princeton, New Jersey, United States|
|Alma mater:||Williams College, Harvard University|
About Walter Kaufmann
Religious philosopher who wrote extensively about subjects like authenticity and death, moral philosophy, and existentialism.
He enrolled at Williams College in 1939 where he studied philosophy and religion.
He published nearly 20 novels on various subjects during his career.
He was born in Freiburg, Germany.
He was an expert on Friedrich Nietzsche and translated much of Nietzsche’s work.
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- American philosophy – American philosophy is the activity, corpus, and tradition of philosophers affiliated with the United States.
- Jewish existentialists
- Converts to Judaism from Protestantism
- Nietzsche scholars
- Former Lutherans
- Jewish American academics
- Critics of religions
- Jewish atheists
- German philosophers
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