A Translation of Weininger's Über Die Letzten Dinge, by Otto Weininger

By Otto Weininger

Along with his suicide in 1903, on the age of 23, Otto Weininger grew to become a primary determine within the mythology of fin-de-siecle Vienna. This quantity of essays, released posthumously, is a sequel to his ebook, intercourse and personality, which used to be banned by means of Nazi censors. this can be its first translation into English.

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Weininger considers the parallel morphology of the oral and the anal-genital regions; he combines scientific information, systematic relations to other phenomena, and mystical concern for the meaning of these bodily areas for the individual's relation to the cosmos! This is a tiny tour-de-force. 10. Characterology The chapter entitled “Characterology” consists of three brief essays, united by their concern for character as the central feature of a person which gives him whatever worth he has. Here Weininger discusses aspects of the character of two notable artists, after first developing one of the relevant paradigms.

Thus he has apparently not found it worth the trouble to utter a word of protest even to those who wanted to label him a social ethicist. But how could those who rave on about the species exploit a man whose main problem is truth and the lie, the individual ethical problem par excellence. 20 If not even earlier (in Catiline). Cf. Schlenther, Ibsens Werke, Vol. I, 1903, Introduction, p. 48. [Catiline was Ibsen's first play. ] 11 form, and only matter persists (like the metal that survives when coins are melted down).

Wien and Leipzig: E. P. Tal und Co. Verlag, 1921. ] “Metaphysics”. Chapter 5 of Über die letzten Dinge, tr. Steven Burns. Journal of Philosophical Research, XV, 1990, 311-327. “Curriculum Vitae”. Weininger's academic résumé prepared for the University of Vienna, dated 9 June, 1902, in Le Rider, Der Fall Otto Weininger. “Testament” (in three stages: 13 February, 21 August, and an appendix, all in 1903), Archives, City of Vienna Library, Vienna City Hall. “Verse”, in Die Fackel, Nr. 613-621, April 1923, 158.

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