Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles

Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles

Otto Weininger


Otto Weininger’s debatable e-book intercourse and personality, first released in Vienna in 1903, is a first-rate instance of the conflicting discourses crucial to its time: antisemitism, medical racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and challenge of masculinity, mental introspection as opposed to empiricism, German idealism, the women’s circulate and the belief of human emancipation, the hunt for sexual liberation, and the debates approximately homosexuality. Combining rational reasoning with irrational outbursts, within the context of today’s scholarship, intercourse and personality speaks to problems with gender, race, cultural id, the roots of Nazism, and the highbrow heritage of modernism and sleek ecu tradition. This new translation provides, for the 1st time, the full textual content, together with Weininger’s vast appendix with amplifications of the textual content and bibliographical references, in a competent English translation, including a considerable creation that areas the publication in its cultural and old context.

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