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Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre by…

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (1956)

by Walter Kaufmann

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Collects philosophical writings by Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Rilke, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Jaspers, Ortega, Heidegger, Camus, and Sartre, and includes commentary on the philosophers and their work.



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How unfortunate to have forgotten the curator to that museum of ideas. I once was young. Concepts all too often were inchoate. Kaufmann directed my stumbling progress through these choppy waters.
I had a long hooded green coat then.
I walked around the university brooding -- largely for effect.
My focus shifted from social justice to existential peril.
I'd like to beat that guy's ass.
What emerged was a lifelong appreciation of Hamlet.
I'm now curious if further biases leaped upon me with my dazzled attentions elsewhere. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
Everyone is responsible for their own actions and outcomes. Duh! ( )
  ndpmcIntosh | Mar 21, 2016 |
There is no one that can give the proper perspective to an introductory existentialist book like this one. The actual beginner doesn't know enough about existentialism to effectively evaluate it. The well-read existentialist is tainted by the fact he is no longer a beginner. Whatever reviews you read must be wrong. ( )
  ryanone | Jan 8, 2016 |
A great overview of existentialist writing from its Russian origins to its French dominance. I only wish Kaufmann had put more of his own thoughts into this book, as he has the widest perspective of anyone in it. ( )
  trilliams | May 30, 2015 |
O ensaio que dá nome ao livro é muito interessante, e pretende discutir os conceitos de existencialismo, principalmente porque os três autores que estão em todas as listas - Jaspers, Heidegger e Sartre - discordavam quanto aos essenciais, e somente o último aceitava o título de existencialista. Precursores como Pascal, Kierkegaard, Dostoiévski e Nietzsche diferem dos três primeiros, e se ainda acrescentarmos Kafka, Rilke e Camus, é quase impossível determinar a característica que une todos esses autores.
A recusa de pertencer a uma escola de pensamento, o repúdio de sistemas de pensamento, uma insatisfação com a filosofia tradicional e acadêmica, distanciada da vida, uma preocupação com os temas de desespero e morte, a crença que existência vem antes da essência - esse é o coração do existencialismo. A partir daí o autor discute alguns autores, chegando à conclusão, por exemplo, de que O Subsolo, primeira parte da novela Notas do Subsolo, é um prelúdio ao existencialismo, e que o próprio Homem do Subsolo é existencialista, mas o autor não o é.
A partir daí, há traduções de trechos escritos por alguns autores, muitos inéditos em inglês. ( )
  JuliaBoechat | Mar 30, 2013 |
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