Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre Author:Walter Kaufmann What is Existentialism? It is perhaps the most misunderstood of modern philosophic positions -- misunderstood by reason of its broad popularity and general unfamiliarity with its origins, representatives, and principles. — Walter Kaufmann, author of Nietzsche (Meridian Books), is eminently qualified to present and interpret the insights of exist... more »entialism as they occur and are deepened by the major thinkers who express them.
In every case complete selections or entire works have been employed: The Wall, Existentialism, and the complete chapter on "Self-Deception" from L'etre et le Neant by Sartre; two lectures from Jaspers' book Reason and Existenz; original translations of On My Philosophy by Jaspers and The Way Back into the Ground of Metaphysics by Heidegger. There is as well, material from Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Camus.« less