By Otto Weininger
Together with his suicide in 1903, on the age of 23, Otto Weininger grew to become a vital 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 argues that such motions are symbolically contrary to morality. That is why he thinks men are reluctant to return home by retracing their steps; going backwards indicates a lack of resolve or imagination. Going around in circles is also a failure of will, this time via frivolity or purposelessness. , The Wagner Companion (London: Faber and Faber, 1979), especially p. 144. 46 See the discussion in Sex and Character, E. pp. 99, ff. xxxiv amusing instances. There is nothing light-hearted about Weininger's intentions, however.
His argument consists of showing how the lack of any one of the three creates a very different character: if a person has the other characteristics, but is unsystematic, then he is only a dogmatic theolo- xxxii gian; if unscientific, then an intuitive theosophist; if unmystical, then a theoretical scientist. A few pages later, this conception of the philosopher as embodying all three characteristics is illustrated in an extraordinary endnote. 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!