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Critique of Religion and Philosophy

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  • Title: Critique of Religion and Philosophy
  • Author: Walter Kaufmann
  • ISBN: 9780061316616
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • The description for this book, Critique of Religion and Philosophy, will be forthcoming.

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    1. I'm not sure I'll ever be capable of cohering the various strands of Kaufmann's extended, occasionally meandering argument and present it as a review—but I took fairly copious notes back in July during the reading of this, and am, here and there, going to be plopping them down below, perhaps to be assembled, at some point, into something substantive. This was, though, a superbly conceived and executed work of philosophy in that very Nietzschean vein—though not excessively so—which Kaufmann [...]

    2. Probably I'm not in the target audience for this book, though I am interested in critiques of both philosophy and religion, and I gave up after approximately 60 pages so take my one-star review with a grain of salt.This book is targetted at a working philosopher rather than a mere layperson. Asides and allusions to a pantheon of philosophers hindered my enjoyment but weren't the dealbreaker.Sometimes Kaufmann translates German phrases, other times he assumes the reader knows German. But that als [...]

    3. This is nothing more than an apologia for “traditional” Judaism and a vitriolic attack on Christianity. There is a lack of intellectual honesty. This is the work of a philosopher trapped within one system who fails to question his own presuppositions and comes off as smug. It’s ironic that Kaufmann helped popularize Nietzsche, a philosopher who was critical of systems because they replicated prejudices.

    4. "The Need for Negative Thinking" - with caveatsIn his preface to the original edition, Kaufmann suggests this would be a worthy subtitle for the book.The first part may be skipped if one is either quite familiar with analytic philosophy, or totally unfamiliar and not wanting to get overloaded.Starting at page 100, we get into the meat of the book. He critically examines several conceptions of the "god of the philsophers" including Tillich and Bultmann of his own day, and finds them wanting.He th [...]

    5. I always find Kaufmann a worthwhile commentator on other thinkers, and this book is chock full of such commentary. But he also provides more of the context of his own thought, and one begins to see the great gap (even more evident in his later Faith of a Heretic) between Kaufmann the critic and explicator, and Kaufmann the philosopher. He has no philosophy, strictly speaking, and in his exposition of his own conclusions about the great philosophical questions one can see the severe limitations o [...]

    6. This book actually made me doupt Christainity at one time and consider Judaism. It and it's comapnion book Faith of a Heretic are the great reading experiences of my life. Intellectual and spiritual dishonesty are under attack here, and Kauffmann finds plenty to fault in acamdemia and in churches and even mosques and synogagues. Ever now and then I still take it out and the dialoge begans again.

    7. The best book in Kaufmann's pseduo-trilogy (w/ 'Tragedy & Philosophy' and 'From Shakespeare to Existentialism'). A very astute study of religion that goes further afield than the standard theist/atheist dialectic. This is by far the most even-handed of Kaufmann's general works, as it is absent his usual, emphatic 'Nietzscheanism'. Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Hegel do show up as usual, but they are mixed with a melange of competing approaches to religion. I highly, highly recommend this book. [...]

    8. Too many good things to comment on in a brief review, but a few parts stood out in my mind: a great critique of liberal Protestant Christianity, problems with Higher Criticism (of interest, as I'm reading, G.A. Wells' "Cutting Jesus Down To Size: What Higher Criticism Has Achieved and Where It Leaves Christianity"), and the observation of the sense of humor running through Judaism.

    9. "If you study the religions of the world to find corroboration for what you believe anyway, the inquiry is sterile. You are trying to bolster your ego with the agreement of the great. But is the only alternative to this to show what fools the great men of the past have been - another attempt to bolster the ego? . Whoever reads a major work of literature without in any way becoming different or changing his outlook on the world has missed what matters most. To find confirmation of one's prior bel [...]

    10. The best book I've ever read on the intersections of philosophy and religion. Love Kaufmann's work.

    11. This was a very heavy read. It was also a rewarding read. Kaufmann lays out a detailed foundation on the development of philosophic thought and theology. This is quite challenging, though far from impossible, to gain a full appreciation in a first reading. As the middle of the book is approached, the author approaches various theologies, faiths, and philosophic thought and poses some very valid questions and leads the reader to some very thoughtful answers to these questions. For those who make [...]

    12. A remarkable little book, offering an astute and even-handed look at a wide variety of religious and philosophical topics. Highly recommended to anyone with more than a passing interest in the Big Questions.

    13. Remarkable philosophical survey of the differences between Analytical and Continental philosophies without bias or obsession with fashion. Full of mature wisdom.

    14. Very interesting but also rather dense. I've been coming back to this for several months now. Brings up some good questions.

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