Kaufmann, Walter Arnold

Variant names
Dates:
Birth 1921-07-01
Death 1980-09-04
Gender:
Male
Americans,
English, German,

Biographical notes:

Walter Kaufmann, noted American philosopher and a leading authority on Nietzsche and Existentialism, was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1921. He received his B.A. from Williams College (1941) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1947).From 1944 to 1946, Kaufmann served in the United States Army Air Forces and Military Intelligence Service. Beginning in 1947, he taught philosophy at Princeton University until his death in 1980. In addition to publishing several works on philosophy and religion, Kaufmann translated several of Nietzsche's works, as well as Goethe's FAUST.

From the description of Philosophy manuscripts of Walter Kaufmann, 1947-1975. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 84511805

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Subjects:

  • German poetry--Translations into English
  • Philosophy, German--19th century
  • Philosophy, German--Translations into English
  • Tragedy--History and criticism
  • Poets, German--20th century
  • Ethics--19th century
  • Philosophy, German--20th century

Occupations:

  • Philosophers--New Jersey--Princeton

Places:

  • New Jersey--Princeton (as recorded)
  • Germany (as recorded)