Walter Kaufmann: Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy

source: Eidos84    2011年1月7日
"Nietzsche and the Crisis in Philosophy", the second part of Walter Kaufmann's 1960 lecture series. Kaufmann first discusses the general crisis in modern philosophy, before focusing on the important contributions of Friedrich Nietzsche. Kaufmann pictures Nietzsche as a revolutionary heretic and the embodiment of the Socratic spirit. He traces in Nietzsche's works the craving for intellectual integrity, his break with Richard Wagner over the composer's anti-Semitic and anti-French sentiments, and ultimately, his madness, ascribed to having "burned himself out."

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