The Faith of a Heretic Paperback

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The Faith of a Heretic

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Originally published in 1959, The Faith of a Heretic is the most personal statement of the beliefs of Nietzsche biographer and translator Walter Kaufmann. A first-rate philosopher in his own right, Kaufmann here provides the fullest account of his views on religion. Although he considered himself a heretic in all things, he was not immune to the wellsprings and impulses from which religion originates, believing that it is among the most vital and radical expressions of the human mind. Beginning with an autobiographical prologue that traces his evolution from religious believer to "heretic," the book touches on theology, organized religion, morality, suffering, and death--all examined from the perspective of a "quest for honesty." Kaufmann also subjects philosophy's faith in truth, reason, and absolute morality to the same heretical treatment. The resulting exploration of the faiths of a nonbeliever in a secular age is as fresh and challenging as when it was first published. In a new foreword, Stanley Corngold vividly describes the intellectual and biographical context of Kaufmann's provocative book.

The Faith of a Heretic by Walter A. Kaufmann was published by Princeton University Press in June 2015. The ISBN for The Faith of a Heretic is 9780691165486.

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Details for The Faith of a Heretic

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPrinceton University Press (June 2015)
EditionUpdated ed
Number of Pages448
Thickness25 mm
Height203 mm
Width127 mm
Product Code4315665
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