Kaufmann, Walter Arnold

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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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referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Scott Millross Buchanan papers, 1911-1972. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kaufmann, Walter Arnold. Philosophy manuscripts of Walter Kaufmann, 1947-1975. Princeton University Library
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correspondedWith Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968 person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 person
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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
Philosophers--New Jersey--Princeton


Birth 1921-07-01

Death 1980-09-04






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