Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

Editor: Walter Kaufmann

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780452009301
  • 384 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


This volume 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.

Table of Contents

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

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