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Philosophy Manuscripts of

Walter Kaufmann

(C0469)

1947-1975


A
Finding Aid
Prepared
by
Ran Tao, Princeton Class of 2006


Manuscripts Division
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
2004



Introduction

The Philosophy Manuscripts of Walter Kaufmann consists of manuscripts, galleys, and page proofs of many of the writings and translations of the American philosopher, educator, and author Walter Kaufmann (1921-1980).

Range of Collection Dates: 1947-1975

Size: 5.4 linear feet (12 archival boxes and 2 half-size archival boxes)

Language: The primary language of the collection is German; the secondary language is English.

Photocopying, literary rights, and citation: Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Citations should be as follows: Philosophy Manuscripts of Walter Kaufmann, Box #, Folder #, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.


Biographical Sketch

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.

Collection Description

Scope Note

Consists of typed manuscripts with holograph revisions, page proofs, and galleys for original works and translations by Kaufmann. Titles of original works include Critique of Religion and Philosophy (1958), The Faith of a Heretic (1961) and its German translation Der Glaube eines Ketzers (1965), From Shakespeare to Existentialism (1959), Hegel: Reinterpretation, Texts, and Commentary (1965), Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1956), Tragedy and Philosophy (1968), and a book of poetry, Cain and Other Poems (1962). Titles of Kaufmann's translations include Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil (1966), On the Genealogy of Morals (translated with R. J. Hollingdale) and Ecce Homo (1967), and The Will to Power (1967); Goethe's Faust (1961); and a group of poets in Twenty German Poets (1962). In addition, the collection also contains Kaufmann's Ph.D. thesis from Harvard, "Nietzsche's Theory of Values" (1947), and an article on Nietzsche for the Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Arrangement

The collection has been arranged in chronological order by publication date (later editions of the same title are kept together).

Added Entries

The following added entries have been assigned to this collection to highlight significant sources (other than the main entry), subjects, and forms of the collection's materials. Where possible Library of Congress Subjects Headings have been used, and the forms of names reflect international cataloging standards. As a result, all of these entries may be searched in the Library's online catalog, the Department's database (MASC), and other bibliographic catalogs, to find related material.

    Subject Headings (in uppercase) / Form Headings (in upper and lower case):

    Beyond good and evil / Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ; Walter Kaufmann (tr.)
    Cain and other poems / Walter Kaufmann
    Critique of religion and philosophy / Walter Kaufmann
    Ecce homo / Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ; Walter Kaufmann (tr.)
    ETHICS--GERMANY--19TH CENTURY
    Faith of a heretic / Walter Kaufmann
    From Shakespeare to existentialism / Walter Kaufmann
    German poetry--20th century--Translations into English
    Glaube eines ketzers / Walter Kaufmann
    Harvard University--20th century--Dissertations
    Hegel / Walter Kaufmann
    HEGEL, GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH, 1770-1831--CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION--20TH CENTURY
    Nietzsche / Walter Kaufmann
    NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH WILHELM, 1844-1900--CRITICISM AND INTERPRETATION--20TH CENTURY
    Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900--Translations
    Nietzsche's theory of values / Walter Kaufmann
    On the genealogy of morals / Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ; R.J. Hollingdale and Walter Kaufmann (trs.)
    Philosophers--New Jersey--Princeton--20th century--Manuscripts
    PHILOSOPHY, GERMAN--19TH CENTURY
    PHILOSOPHY, GERMAN--20TH CENTURY
    Philosophy, German--20th century--Translations into English
    Poets, German--20th century--Manuscripts
    Tragedy and philosophy / Walter Kaufmann
    TRAGEDY--HISTORY AND CRITICISM
    Twenty German poets / Walter Kaufmann (ed. and tr.)
    Will to power / Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche ; Walter Kaufmann (tr.)
 
Related Publications

Some of the manuscripts found in draft form in the collection came to print in the following publications: Kaufmann's writings Cain and Other Poems (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962), Critique of Religion and Philosophy (New York: Harper, 1958), The Faith of a Heretic (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1961), From Shakespeare to Existentialism (Boston: Beacon Press, 1959), Der Glaube eines Ketzers (Munchen: Szczesny, 1965), Hegel: Reinterpretation, Texts, and Commentary (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1965), Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (New York: Meridian Books, 1956), Tragedy and Philosophy (New York: Doubleday, 1968); and Kaufmann's translations of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil (New York: Vintage Books, 1966), On the Genealogy of Morals (translated with R.J. Hollingdale) and Ecce Homo (New York: Vintage Books, 1967), and The Will to Power (New York: Random House, 1967); and Twenty German Poets (New York: Random House, 1962).


Box/Folder Listing

Box Folder TMsS = typed manuscript signed.
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1956), Meridian ed. (2nd)
1 1 Corrected page proof
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1968), 3rd ed.
2 Corrected galley
3 Corrected page proof , beginning to p. 59
4 pp. 59a-152
5 pp. 153-282
6 pp. 282 (insert)-359a
7 pp. 359b-423
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist (1968), 3rd ed.
Revised, enlarged, and with copyright notice
2 1 Corrected and annotated galley
Critique of Religion and Philosophy (1958)
2 TMs with holograph revisions, pp. 1-150
3 pp. 151-300
4 pp. 301-450
5 pp. 451-600
6 pp. 601-694
From Shakespeare to Existentialism (1959, renewed 1960)
3 1 Corrected page proof
2 TMs with holograph revisions, pp. 1-150
3 pp. 151-300
4 pp. 301-450
5 pp. 451-552
6 Index and bibliography
The Faith of a Heretic (1961, Dutch translation 1963)
4 1 TMS with holograph revisions, beginning to p. 150
2 pp. 151-300
3 pp. 301-450
4 p. 450a to end
5 Corrected galley
5 1 Der Glaube eines Ketzers [translation of The Faith of a Heretic] (1965): Corrected galley with extensive revisions of the German translation by Kaufmann
2 Twenty German Poets (1962): TMs with holograph revisions
Cain and Other Poems (1962, enlarged 1971)
3 TMs with holograph revisions
4 Page proof
Final galley
5 Faust by Goethe (translation, 1961): TMs(mimeograph) draft that was extensively revised before publication
Hegel: Reinterpretation, Texts, and commentary (1965, 1966, 1968)
6 1 TMs with holograph revisions, pp. 1-150
2 pp. 151-300
3 pp. 301-452
4 pp. 453-600
5 p. 601 to end
6 Corrected page proof
8 1 Corrected galley
2 Final corrected galley
7 1 Hegel by Charles Taylor (Cambridge University Press, 1975): Kaufmann's personal annotated copy
"Nietzsche's Theory of Values" (Harvard, 1947), Ph.D. thesis
8 3 TMs(carbon), pp. 1-110
4 pp. 111-250
5 p. 251 to end
Tragedy and Philosophy (1968)
9 1 TMs(copy) with holograph revisions, beginning to p. 150
2 pp. 151-300
3 pp. 301-450
4 pp. 451-600
5 pp. 601-732
Bibliography and acknowledgments
6 Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Nietzsche article: TMs with holograph revisions
Beyond Good and Evil (translated, 1966)
10 1 TMs with holograph revisions
Preface, pp. 1-125
2 pp. 126-250
3 p. 251 to end
4 Corrected page proof
5-6 Corrected galley
On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo (translated, 1967)
11 1 TMs with holograph revisions, pp. 1-150
2 pp. 151-300
3 pp. 301-450
4 pp. 451-532: Acknowledgments, index, and bibliography
5 Corrected galley
12 4 Corrected galley
On the Genealogy of Morals
12 1 TMs(carbon) of Hollingdale's translation with extensive corrections by Kaufmann:
Book 1
Book 2
pp. 135-367
2 pp. 368-701
3 pp. 702 to end
13 1 The Will to Power (translated, 1967): TMs with holograph revisions, pp. A1-50
2 pp. 51-150
3 pp. 151-250
4 pp. 251-350
5 pp. 351-450
6 pp. 451-550
7 pp. 551-650
8 pp. 651-750
9 pp. 751-838
14 1 Corrected galley
2 Page proof
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