Über die Letzten Dinge, 1904-1907
Weininger (1880-1903) is generally considered the epitome of fin de siécle Vienna's decadence, & a huge influence on many cretinous minds of his age. Steven Burns (philosophy, Dalhousie Univ.) translates his posthumous collection of essays, On Last Things, into English for the first time, arguing that it reveals much of the milieu that is of interest to history, the ar...more
Hardcover, 157 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Edwin Mellen Press
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A must read for those that were intrigued by Weininger's "Sex and Character." "On Last Things" -- although a collection of unfinished projects -- is Weininger at his most philosophically eclectic. The book features Weininger's analysis of Peer Gynt/Ibsen, a number of aphorisms, and his ideas on characterology, time, metaphysics, and culture. Weininger's insights on the criminal mind are especially insightful and brilliant. After finishing the book, I couldn't help but wonder how Weininger's thou...more
Otto Weininger (3/3/1880–10/4/1903) was an Austrian philosopher. In 1903, he published the book Geschlecht und Charakter (Sex & Character) which gained popularity after his suicide, aged 23. The book is generally viewed as misogynistic & antisemitic in academic circles; however, it continues to be held up as a great work of lasting genius & spiritual wisdom by others like Ludwig Wittge...moreMore about Otto Weininger...