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Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Basic Writings of Existentialism by Kaufmann, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Heidegger, and Others

Walter Kaufmann

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One of the foremost resources on existentialism from renowned philosopher, poet, and Nietzsche translator Walter Kaufmann—a must-read for philosophers, both armchair and professional. 

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre provides basic writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, Kafka, Ortega, Jaspers, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, including some not previously translated, along with an invaluable introductory essay by Walter Kaufmann.

Walter Kaufmann was a philosopher and poet, as well as a renowned translator of Friedrich Nietzsche. His books include Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, From Shakespeare to Existentialism, and Existentialism: From Dostoevsky to Sartre. He was a Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University, where he taught after receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1947 until his death in 1980. He held visiting appointments at many American and foreign universities, including Columbia, Cornell, Heidelberg, Jerusalem, and the Australian National University; and his books have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 01.03.1975
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-452-00930-1
Reihe Meridian S.
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 20.4/13.6/2.2 cm
Gewicht 318 g


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  • Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre - Walter Kaufmann Preface to the Expanded Edition


    One: Kaufmann: Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

    Two: Dostoevsky: Notes from Underground

    Three: Kierkegaard: The First Existentialist

    1. On His Mission

    2. On His Works

    3. On His Mode of Existence

    4. "That Individual"

    5. Dread and Freedom

    6. Authority

    7. "Truth Is Subjectivity"

    Four: Nietzsche: "Live Dangerously"

    1. "The Challenge of Every Great Philosophy"

    2. "The Gay Science"

    3. On Free Death

    4. The Beginning of the Will to Power

    5. From Ecce Homo

    Five: Rilke: The Notes of Malte Laurids Brigge

    Six: Kafka: Three Parables

    1. An Imperial Message

    2. Before the Law

    3. Couriers

    Seven: Ortega: "Man Has No Nature"

    Eight: Jaspers: Existenzphilosophie

    1. On My Philosophy

    2. Kierkegaard and Nietzsche

    3. The Encompassing

    Nine: Heidegger: The Quest for Being

    1. My Way to Phenomenology

    2. What is Metaphysics?

    3. The Way Back into the Ground of Metaphysics

    Ten: Sartre: Existentialism

    1. The Wall

    2. Self-Deception

    3. Portrait of the Antisemite

    4. Existentialism is a Humanism

    5. Marxism and Existentialism

    Eleven: Camus: The Myth of Sisyphus


    Sources and Acknowledgments