Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann was 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. Learn More »

Without Guilt & Justice – From Decidophobia to Autonomy (complete text)

Tragedy & Philosophy – (complete text)

The following are some excerpts and essays from Kaufmann’s books:

The Faith of a Heretic – an excerpt from this book

Death without Dread

Goethe and the History of Ideas | see Goethe’s page

How Nietzsche Revolutionized Ethics | see Nietzsche’s page

Walter Kaufmann: Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy

Time is an Artist – Epilogue (see photographs from the book)

A Buddhist Text – from the Critique of Religion and Philosophy

Walter Kaufmann website project – by Andrew Spear

Works of Walter Kaufmann at