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1. Otto Weininger: Sex, Science,
2. Sex and Character
3. Sex & Character
4. Sex and Character: An Investigation
5. Jews and Gender: Responses to
6. Childrens Phantasies: The Shaping
7. Quien Conoce a Otto Weininger
8. Der Fall Otto Weininger: Eine
9. Quelques Juifs : Israel Zangwill--Otto
10. Otto Weininger: Werk und Wirkung
11. Das verfluchte Geschlecht: Motive
12. Eine unbescheidene Charakterologie:
13. Otto Weininger, Sein Werk Und
14. A Translation of Weininger's Über
15. Being and Not Being: Clinical
16. Play and Education: The Basic
17. Taschenbuch und Briefe an einen
18. Uber die letzten Dinge (German
19. Über die letzten dinge: mit einem
20. Sexe et Caractère

1. Otto Weininger: Sex, Science, and Self in Imperial Vienna (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society)
by Chandak Sengoopta
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2000-07-01)
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Turn-of-the century Vienna is remembered as an aesthetic, erotic, and intellectual world: the birthplace of Freud and psychoanalysis, the waltz, and novels of Schnitzler. The contexts of this cultural vibrancy, Chandak Sengoopta argues, were darker and more complex than we might imagine.

This provocative, enlightening study explores the milieu in which the philosopher Otto Weininger (1880-1903) wrote his controversial book Sex and Character. Shortly after its publication, Weininger committed suicide at the age of twenty-three. His book, which argued that women and Jews were mere sexual beings who lacked individuality, became a bestseller.

Hailed as a genius by intellectuals such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Kraus, Weininger was admired, not for his prejudices, but for his engagement with the central issues of the time—the nature and meanings of identity. Sengoopta pays particular attention to how Weininger appropriated scientific language and data to defend his views and examines the scientific theories themselves.
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2-0 out of 5 stars A poor quality work redeemed by its topic
This book is a PhD written about another man's PhD thesis.Otto Weininger's thesis is original and interesting, whether you agree with its theories or not.This one has a sneering tone, and has little originality.I gave it two stars because the topic Sengoopta picked is good.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disagree with previous review
In an earlier review, a reader noted, "Sengoopta believes since Weininger's father was antisemitic that it is doubtful Weininger had any Jewish idenity to start with."

I'm sure Weininger had a Jewish identity; that it was linked very early on with shame propelled him to write his awful gobbledygook. Self-hatred can be part of an identity as well, and we would all do well to remember that. If we don't know that, let's learn.

4-0 out of 5 stars Still unaccounted for...
"The genius is not the product of his age, is not to be explained by it, and we do him no honour if we attempt to account for him by it."-- Otto Weininger, Sex and Character, Part II, Chap 5.

...but explain him by his age is exactly what Sengoopta tries to do for Weininger. The book helps to situate Weininger in the scientific millieu of his time, as the Harrowitz and Hyams collection (-Jews and Gender: Responses to Otto Weininger-) earlier tried to do against a literary backdrop, and though we are grateful for these efforts, both fail to come terms with the seriousness of Weininger's philosophy. They repeat many of the usual dismissive assessments, either by trying to explain him as an unpleasant social phenomenon or personal pathology. We are still waiting for a genuinely philosophical exposition of Weininger's importance to moral philosophy in general and gender-based moral theories, in particular. We strongly suspect, for example, that radical feminism will one day discover a curious allegiance with Weininger. (Janik's -Essays on Wittgenstein and Weininger- in places, however, hints in a more thoughtful direction.)

5-0 out of 5 stars chandak sengoopta's otto weininger, a critique
dr. sengoopta's well researched book is the strange story of otto weininger, a jew, who wrote a treatise that 'proved' women and jews did not possess a rational and moral self; that they did not deserve or need equality, not to mention liberty, that only male aryans should be in charge of society. imagine a jew that hitler called 'wise'(though it is doubtful he ever read him) a jew that was throughly discredited following world war two as a racist and misogynist.then why read him?dr. sengoopta not only gives the reasons weininger is important in the understanding of ideas current in his time, but how to read him. afterall, this strange little man influenced (though not persuaded) freud, kafka, ludwig wittgenstein, the racist politics of vienna's mayor, karl leuger as well as literary figures such as james joyce and ford maddox ford, probably his most important contribution.his dramatic suicide, in beethoven's home, no less, made him the era's 'tragic genius'.(a concept karl kraus, the jewish critic, concurred).afterall, this was the age of arthur schnitzler (THE ROAD TO THE OPEN) when jewish intellectuals were attempting to find a role in viennese culture.for weininger it was an attempt to become GERMAN (he loved wagner)-the extreme path to the open.by becoming a protestant he would not only reject multicultural austria but become more german than the most ardent pan german. his only book, SEX AND CHARACTER, was his phd dissertation-an attempt to analyze the differences between men and women by the use of biology,science, psychology and humanistic social reform. a fanatic follower of kant, weininger believed only aryan men possessed a hyperemperical soul while desiring to resolve the woman question by redefining hysteria and devaluing motherhood.in his attack on women and modernism weininger saw the jews as the symbol of mammon, modernism and the feminization of culture.weininger's ideal society was a sterile dystopia where women would lose their sexuality and deserve to be politically equal...of course the human race would die out, but in pure kantian thought this minor difficulty would not matter, for weininger believed that sexual desire-and feminine beauty is only a creation of man's love-forces man to degenerate.the only true love is plutonic in the tradition of dante's beatrice. one of the more enlightened aspects of weininger is his belief in universal bisexuality, "sexual intermediacy", that is to say, all humans are a mixture of the masculine and the feminine in differing degrees. however, the most gifted woman can only be 50% masculine, thus inferior to the most effeminate male.weininger even proposed a mathematical formula to achieve the perfect conjunction.yes,even he realized that despite his ideal society males WOULD seek out women and mate...one could only hope to achieve the most satisfactory results through science. most of weininger's thought is absurb if not discusting to modern readers. Little gems such as 'all women are amoral',"are logically insane', "men have better memories","women can not differenate between feeling and thought", that they have no soul,and on and 0n AD NAUSEAM.perhaps even more repulsive is his racist ideas.naturally he swallowed houston chamberlain, artur de gobineau, wagner and schopenhauers antisemetic drivel and adapted it to his treatise. was this self-hatred?not according to dr. sengoopta, sengoopta believes since weininger's father was antisemetic that it is doubtful weininger had any jewish idenity to start with. weak in some areas but well read in the science of his day, weininger's book is a melange of science, biology, philosophy, cultural politics and personal anxiety.ironically, despite his contempt for women in the reproduction of the species woman is supreme.even weininger recognized bachofen's dictim: "the father is always a juristic fiction, whereas motherhood is a physical fact". with all his intellectual twists and turns weininger could never explain away woman's power over life, men and creativity. ... Read more

2. Sex and Character
by Otto Weininger
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Sex and Character - with interlinear translation, Otto Weininger, translation: Robert Willis. Through the distinction between the man type and the woman type, the young latter nineteenth-century Viennese thinker Otto Weininger attempts to bring the contrast of transcendent individuality and worldly individualism into sharper relief. Even further, he posits the existence of a deeper psychical realm that surpasses sexuality and gender, and that ultimately would liberate mankind of original sin, returning it to its naive state of innocence. In this undertaking, Weininger uses many philosophical, religious, empirical, aesthetic, literary, and historical references of the past to supplement his own insights. This translation follows the original German verbatim. I have chosen this method in order to retain its German stylistic character as much as possible. ... Read more

3. Sex & Character
by Otto Weininger
Paperback: 376 Pages (1906-01-01)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Otto Weininger: Masculine Form Versus Feminine Matter
_Sex and Character_ by Otto Weininger is an interesting, if odd, book on the ontological natures of male and female.Weininger was a Jewish resident of Vienna during the first years of the 20th century (1903) when he wrote this book at the age of 23 and committed suicide shortly thereafter.What makes this book historically significant is that several authors, such as Freud and James Joyce, noted it and drew upon it in their work.Weininger's work was also known and praised (but doubtfully read) by Adolf Hitler.Weininger himself derives his ideas from Plato, Goethe, Kant, and Schopenhauer, resting in the German Idealist tradition.Weininger's basic premise is that the material world is a lower, feminine existence, and the higher world of ideal forms is masculine.He rejects the Darwinian explanation of human origins, noting that mankind has fallen from the state of the "masculine" ideals, such as individuality, worth/value, love and will and opposes them to the organic, "feminine" phenomena like pleasure, sexual desire, limitation of consciousness and impulse.Weininger concludes that women "do not actually exist" in an ontological sense because they belong to matter, which on a philosophic, esoteric level, has absolutely no meaning--only form gives a particle of matter or an idea a meaningful essence as a "thing-of-itself."His book is full of similar misogynist statements and he errs when he says that women do not have souls.He examines the phenomenon of prostitution from an interesting methodology by comparing the ideal "Absolute Mother" with the "Absolute Prostitute."The Mother's function is to perpetuate and care for the race, while the Prostitute is a more subversive character "outside of the race" concerned only with sexual pleasure as an end in itself and not with procreation.The Prostitute is a rationally unexplainable phenomenon amongst mankind something that is universal and whose origins do not necessarily have to do with economic disadvantages on the part of women.Weininger's chapter on Judaism compares the Jewish people as a unit to the feminine impulse of "pairing": that of finding and arranging marriages and sexual unions.The drive to pairing and matchmaking makes the Jews somewhat of a danger to Western (labeled "Aryan") man because it leans toward dissolution rather than construction, and therefore form.There is also a total dichotomy between the cosmological outlooks of Christianity and Judaism and that in the future, according to Weininger, there will be only two choices for mankind, Christianity and Judaism.Although noted for his "anti-Semitic" views, Weininger actually spends much of his book dealing with his philosophy of what constitutes a genius.A genius is a man who has attained a sense of mystical oneness with the universe, being able to place himself in proper perspective with the cosmos and the rest of humanity.For Weininger, genius actualizes itself in the fields of philosophy and art rather than science and mathematics, because philosophy and art deal with universal concepts whereas the sciences concern themselves only with equations and empirical data.The greatest geniuses are the founders of religions such as Christ and the Buddha.Regarding the question of women's emancipation, Weininger says that only the more masculine women are agitating for it as a political and social agenda.The reason that the "feminist" movement has been so successful is simply because so many modern women are in fact simply biologically and spiritually masculine in character (and many men are correspondingly feminine)._Sex and Character_ lacks internal cohesion in some points especially towards his conclusion, but it is altogether a welcome diversion from the PC feminist rhetoric so popular today.

1-0 out of 5 stars Otto Weininger, SEX & CHARACTER
This book is a reprint of the 1906 translation of the first edition of Otto Weininger's Geschlecht und Charakter (1903). Before he died, Weininger made many corrections and improvements which appear in the second and later editions.

The 1906 translation is notoriously inaccurate and incomplete. A proper and complete translation of the second edition is in the final stages of preparation, and will soon be available from the Indiana University Press.

Wait for it. ... Read more

4. Sex and Character: An Investigation of Fundamental Principles
by Otto Weininger
Hardcover: 496 Pages (2005-03-24)
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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2005

"This long-awaited new translation of Austrian thinker Otto Weininger's masterwork...is simply splendid. Accurate, graceful, and complete--three qualities no other English translation can boast--it is light years beyond all previous translations. Why is this book a big deal, and why should one care about it? For one thing, because it encapsulates Viennese intellectual life around the turn of the 20th century insofar as it reflects the thinking of other intellectuals and artists--Freud, Kraus, and Broch, to mention three. But the more important reason is intrinsic: it raises questions about modernity, race, identity, gender, and fascism, questions that are still at the center of cultural debate. Those interested in European history and thought, cultural and literary studies, and race and gender theory will find this book indispensable. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty." -- Nov. 2005, M. Uebel, University of Texas

Otto Weininger's controversial book Sex and Character, first published in Vienna in 1903, is a prime example of the conflicting discourses central to its time: antisemitism, scientific racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and crisis of masculinity, psychological introspection versus empiricism, German idealism, the women's movement and the idea of human emancipation, the quest for sexual liberation, and the debates about homosexuality.

Combining rational reasoning with irrational outbursts, in the context of today's scholarship, Sex and Character speaks to issues of gender, race, cultural identity, the roots of Nazism, and the intellectual history of modernism and modern European culture. This new translation presents, for the first time, the entire text, including Weininger's extensive appendix with amplifications of the text and bibliographical references, in a reliable English translation, together with a substantial introduction that places the book in its cultural and historical context.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Truly a timeless work by a great genius
Weininger thought that this book was a timeless masterpiece while he was writing it, and, amazingly, he wasn't mistaken.If you take the time to understand what Weininger is saying, his ideas are not so easy to refute, and most of the time they indelibly imprint themselves on your very soul. Some people have criticized this book as being "misogynistic", but if we take Weininger at his word, and I do, then he does not divide the human race into male and female sexes. That is indeed his whole point. Rather, he examines both the conscious and unconscious elements of our own natures - and naturally enough he sees more of the unconscious in women, because women have more of it (so sue me!). He says that he judges individuals on their own merits, and there's nothing in this book to suggest that he doesn't do this.

Apart from his writings on consciousness and unconsciousness, one can find a huge wealth of wisdom on the subjects of genius, the "I", logic, philosophy, psychology, and even "God"!

Mark my words, Weininger says more in the space of one page than modern authors commonly say in an entire book. Weininger's very life is in this book, so if you think the life of a remarkable genius can be a useful addition to your own, then get it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and insightful
I recently downloaded and read a translation of his original work. This was written around the turn of the 20th century, and its obvious at parts how influenced he was by the current views of his time. And keep in mind, men and women have changed considerably since then.
I believe Weininger does possess some excellent insight, although I don't agree with some of his ideas. There are some great insights on the nature of women, although I believe he goes too far into misogynistic thought. Still, I have gained insight into the behavior of intelligent women I have known,that until now puzzled me. I believe that true genius is much rarer in women than men, he believes no woman can be a true genius(at least by his definition). No question, some female geniuses have been hyped up by the feminist movement, and are not at the same level of genius as the males they are categorized with.
Another thing, in one section he says women are not really capable of jealousy towards another woman, when we all know this is false. One reason this error stands out is that women have become much more jealous and envious since his time.
When he goes into his views on Jews, the influence of his environment becomes more apparent. I disagree with most of what he said, and I am not Jewish. Jews are not individuals? Some of the most unique, independent thinkers I have met are Jews. And his obvious environmental bias against Jews throws his whole theory about women into question, although in my opinion it still holds up fairly well. The text is extremely verbose and heavy, he often seems to ramble on about an idea for longer than needed. Still, this book is a wortwhile read for any thinking man.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mysterious Work by Mysterious Author
I believe that many of the reviews for this book have really missed the point.If you view this book outside its historical context, there is no way by which you will understand it.Indeed, claims towards its misogyny and anti-Semitism must be put into context if we are to understand why it is that this young, sexually-confused, and Jewish man decided to write this seemingly bizarre piece at the turn of the 20th century.In particular, those who have read Michel Foucault's works on sexuality and psychoanalysis will find this work incredibly interesting.

While the work begins with a very modern conceptualization of sex, it reverts back to an extremely misogynistic view later in the book.By this I mean, whereas Weininger points to the fact that terms such as 'male' and 'female' are extremely imprecise, and that every individual fits in between this dichotomy, he later reverts to the opposite position, invoking terms that he himself diagnosed as being absolutes: 'Man', 'Woman', 'Male', and 'Female'.Thus, I believe that the interesting question with this book is the following: why does Weininger both point to a theory of bisexuality early in his work, and stick to an absolute model of sexuality later in the work?

This is very interesting from the point of the history of psychology and sexuality because as several scholars have pointed out, Freud falls into the same trap within his "Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality" in attempting to define masculine and feminine sexual instincts.

Working off the works of Michel Foucault and Arnold Davidson, I believe that these contradictory theories of sexuality point to a fundamental change that was occuring in both the field of psychology and in theories of sexuality during the early 20th century.Previous models of sexuality and sex that relied upon anatomical distinctions began to be turned into functional representations.Thus, in this conceptual framework, sex became an instinct innate to the body, which identified or characterized a type of subject.

Indeed, Weininger argued that the foundation of psychology must move towards interpretation and away from mere sensations or biological specificities, thus placing into question the whole of one's character or personality.Whereas psychiatrists such as M.P. Legrain and Sigmund Freud located individual personalities to a certain extent in the sexual instinct, Weininger goes further to seat this within sex itself.

Towards the end of the book, Weininger goes beyond merely analyzing individual genders, for he applies these archetypal notions of `man' and `woman', or `masculine' and `feminine', to the idea of civilizations and races in later chapters of the book, paying particular attention to Judaism and the Jewish people. In order for this to have made conceptual sense, the concept of sex must have, at the least, broken with a specifically biological model of the sexes.Notions of `male' and `female' had to have become detached from anatomy and, instead, applicable to and determinate of the character of individual societies and classes, to name only a few examples.

In other words, in Weininger's book, one concretely observes the manner in which sex became problematized during the late 19th and early 20th century.Weininger disassociates sex from its biological manifestation and introduces an interprative approach that was to become the hallmark of psychoanlysis.Consequently, I do suggest you read this if you are interested in the history of psychoanalysis and theories of sexuality.

1-0 out of 5 stars Instruction Manual For Bigots & Misogynists
When I saw the glossy reprint/translation of this shamelessly bigoted, anti-woman, white-men-are-superior ejaculation in my local library I wondered why the publisher would have wasted trees and ink on such an effort - but of course, because there is a thriving market for "throw-backs" - humans who glorify old style (read: antiquated) world views as if they were the ancient scripts of ingenious, misunderstood gods. As long as we have these xenophobic, myopia afflicted folk amongst us, I think it is important that the population at large have access to what throw-backs consume as bedtime reading. Take note: racism and sexism are not dead or waning, just some what contained, and people like our dear M. Maguire bellow are just waiting for the more enlightened of us to nod off and stop caring.

Rating - One star because I have little sympathy for people who choose to live in a vacuum and drive themselves psychotic with grandiose excursions into "white man's burden" syndrome.

1-0 out of 5 stars A classic of early 20th century misogyny
In late 19th and early 20th century, misogyny ran rampant. Odd as it may seem, this period may represent the highest point of sexism, chauvinism and misogyny in modern Western culture. It was a period when being a bachelor was part of a proper life. This attitude reached unbeforeseen heights of craziness in such texts as Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's "Futurist Mafarka", a work of fiction where men successfully struggle against "the laws of matter and mechanics" that will end in men giving "supernatural birth", and the writings of some neo-Malthusians who recommended men be breast-fed until they grow breasts themselves, so that they could feed each other.

Probably the most read book of that period is this one: Otto Weiniger's "Sex and Character" - written when he was just 21 years old (he committed suicide just two years later, at 23). By contemporary standards, this book is pretty much a joke, and essentially everything in this book has been discredited scientifically, philosophically, and otherwise. Nevertheless, as usually happens with books that celebrate and justify the bigotry and fanaticism of an age, the book was tremendoulsy popular and influential.

A couple of quotes from the introduction of this book shed light on what this book is about: "The discussions, so much in favour nowadays, concerning the emancipation of women, sexuality, the relation of women to culture, and so forth, are deprived of their data by this publication. /.../ The abnormal type, the hysterical woman, leads up to a masterly psychological (not physiological) theory of hysteria, which is acutely and convincingly defined as "the organic mendacity of woman." /.../ he contrasts with the programme of the modern feminist movement, with its superficialities and its lies."

In his own words: "Where my exposition is anti-feminine,
and that is nearly everywhere..." That his book is devoid of any real scientific proof, even the author himself agrees: "My investigation may be objected to as in certain points not being supported by enough proof, but I see little force in such an objection." "Woman requires man to be sexual, because she only gains existence through his sexuality. Women have no sense of a man's love, as a superior phenomenon..." etc. etc. etc.

Later, the book turns into a run-of-the-mill anti-semitic conspiracy theory, and women (or rather, feminity) are likened to Jews. Plenty of such examples of the worthlessness and bigotry in this book abound, but I hope the above is sufficient to indicate that this book has at best some historical value, while the actual contents are utterly obsolete and laughable.

It is very unfortunate that even today there are people who truly consider this piece of completely obsolete gibberish as some sort of a Great Truth. Recommended for all the misogynic bigots out there. ... Read more

5. Jews and Gender: Responses to Otto Weininger
by Nancy Harrowitz
Hardcover: 341 Pages (1994-12-30)
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In 1903 Otto Weininger, A Viennese Jew who converted to Protestantism, published "Geschiecht und Charakter' ("Sex and Character"), a book in which he set out to prove the moral inferiority and character deficiency of 'the woman' and 'the Jew'. Almost immediately, he was acclaimed as a young genius for bringing these two elements together. Shortly thereafter, at the age of twenty-three, Weininger committed suicide in the room where Beethoven had died. Weininger's sensationalized death immortalized him as an intellectual who expressed the abject misogyny and antisemitism. This collection of essays, many translated into English for the first time, examines Weininger's influence and reception in Western culture, particularly his impact on important writers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud, Franz Kafka, and James Joyce. One essay considers the ways Weininger's ideas were used to further Nazi ideology, and several offer feminist approaches to interpreting the intersection of antisemitism and misogyny.The concluding essay explores Weininger's surprising role in Israel's ongoing sociopolitical self-definition through the bold production of Joshua Sobol's play, "The Soul of a Jew (Weininger's Last Night)". This volume's close examination of Weininger's ideas, and their subsequent appearance in other well-known texts, suggests how the legacies of prejudice affect Western culture today. Author note: Nancy A. Harrowitz is author of "Antisemitism, Misogyny and the Logic of Cultural Difference: Cesare Lombroso and Matilde Serao" and editor of "Tainted Greatness: Antisemitism and Cultural Heroes" (Temple). Barbara Hyams is Lecturer with the rank of Assistant Professor of German at Brandeis University. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars mainly a retrospective
The subject of this book, Otto Weininger, played a minor but disturbing and uneasy role in the early twentieth century. A self-hating Jew, whose diatribes excited much comment when they were published. His derogatory remarks about women and Jews, and his attempt to associate these remarks together invoked much countering a century ago.

Perhaps the most interesting section concerns Freud's response to Weininger's claims, in the field of psychoanalysis. Most of the chapters cover replies that were originally published in French and German, probably rendering them inaccessible to the English-only reader.

Luckily, most of the controversies have now been settled. The book is mainly a retrospective. ... Read more

6. Childrens Phantasies: The Shaping of Relationships
by Otto Weininger
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His book is an outcome of an exceptionally wide and rich experience. He observes very sensitively and shows how his understanding of unconscious phantasy can throw light on most Diverse activities and relationships.-Hanna Segal, from her foreword ... Read more

7. Quien Conoce a Otto Weininger (Alfaguara Hispanica) (Spanish Edition)
by Mercedes Soriano
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8. Der Fall Otto Weininger: Eine Psychiatrische Studie (German Edition)
by Ferdinand Probst
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

9. Quelques Juifs : Israel Zangwill--Otto Weininger--James Darmesteter
by Andre (1868-) Spire
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10. Otto Weininger: Werk und Wirkung (Quellen und Studien zur osterreichischen Geistesgeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert) (German Edition)
 Hardcover: 215 Pages (1984)

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11. Das verfluchte Geschlecht: Motive der Philosophie Otto Weiningers im Werk Georg Trakls (Literarhistorische Untersuchungen) (German Edition)
by Ursula Heckmann
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12. Eine unbescheidene Charakterologie: Geistige Differenz von Judentum und Christentum : Otto Weiningers Lehre vom bestimmten Charakter (Tubinger Beitrage zur Religionswissenschaft) (German Edition)
by Waltraud Hirsch
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13. Otto Weininger, Sein Werk Und Seine Persönlichkeit (German Edition)
by Emil Lucka
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

14. A Translation of Weininger's Über Die Letzten Dinge, 1904-1907,On Last Things (Studies in German Language and Literature, V. 28)
by Otto Weininger, Steven Burns
 Hardcover: 157 Pages (2001-12)
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With his suicide in 1903, at the age of 23, Otto Weininger became a central figure in the mythology of "fin-de-siecle" Vienna. This volume of essays, published posthumously, is a sequel to his book, "Sex and Character", which was banned by Nazi censors. This is its first translation into English. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible collection of far-reaching concepts
The beauty of this collection of essays is its rare combination of depth and diversity, profoundly addressing many topics including (as a subset only) time, culture, science, criminality, sado-masochism, animal psychology, egotism, femininity and seekers and priests.

Containing a psychoanalysis of the criminal mind even Freud could not have written, it delves into equally fruitful analyses of the insane, the artist, scientist, egotist, psychologist and even those who mentally parallel animals (primarily the dog or horse types).

For the reader there is a perfect mix of aphorisms with long, intertwined essays combined with short fragments touching on major themes without excessive development. Weininger's ability to unite such diverse themes and concepts into a single coherent Weltanschauung (not without its very true-to-life paradoxes) is sheer genius.

A master debunker of myths and popular conceptions, Weininger is both ruthless and compassionate, scathingly critical and worshipfully reverential, certain beyond all doubt and open to all possibilities.

A must for the free thinker. Excellently translated. ... Read more

15. Being and Not Being: Clinical Applications of the Death Instinct
by Otto Weininger
Paperback: 192 Pages (1996-10-01)
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From the Foreword by Michael Eigen:

I believe that there is in all of us a balance to destroy and protect, but in some of us the balance is tilted too much in one direction"". So says Dr. Otto Weininger at the beginning of his work. No problem is more important for our age. What enables a life to be predominantly constructive rather than destructive for self and world? What can psychoanalysis do to tip the balance for the better?

Dr. Weininger cuts through jargon to give many clear and useful portrayals of work with destructive tendencies in a variety of contexts. He has much to say about adults who seem to stall or live life in reverse. There are many individuals who feel numb or dead and undo whatever they try to build. Dr. Weininger shares his attempts to contain the pain of unlived or mislived lives and provide psychic nutrients that make constructive aliveness possible.

Dr. Weininger's book is rich in nutrients for the reader, also. Not only does he have helpful things to say about destructive process in adults, but his book contains a wealth of material on work with children. He traces death work to its sources in early feeding and sleeping problems, various somatic difficulties, phenomena like homesickness, and crisis of spirit that disabled and dying children must face.

This book is an eloquent plea for life, for emotional aliveness, for the possibility of living well together.

"Of all Melanie Klein's contributions, her emphasis on the importance of the daeth instinct in infantile mental life continues to be the most enigmatic and controversial. Professor Weininger's work goes a long way in lessening that enigma and controversy by giving clinical credibility to her concept. Klein who was accused of ignoring external reality. Weininger, in the contrary, contextualizes the effects of the death instinct well within the clinical immediacy of detailed case material. Hes has done a superb job in reconciling a difficult concept with practical clinical issues. This work represents a significant update of the Kleinian genre." - James S. Grotstein ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the undecided
While the author's clinical experience seems extensive, this is not a book for those who have yet to decide whether Melanie Klein was on to something or not.The vignettes contain interpretations that are definitely in therealm of "through this lens I view the world".Clinicians ofother persuasions can come up with interpretations just as valid as thoseoffered by the author.There is no area of psychoanalytical work thatrequires such leaps of faith as dealing with preverbal individuals or veryyoung children just learning to talk.This is a technical book foradherents to Kleinian theory or for students who are interested in a verylucid explanation of said theory. ... Read more

16. Play and Education: The Basic Tool for Early Childhood Learning
by Otto Weininger
 Hardcover: 184 Pages (1979-03)
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17. Taschenbuch und Briefe an einen Freund (German Edition)
by Otto Weininger, Artur Gerber
Paperback: 118 Pages (2010-08-08)
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This Book Is In German. ... Read more

18. Uber die letzten Dinge (German Edition)
by Otto Weininger
Hardcover: 212 Pages (1980)
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19. Über die letzten dinge: mit einem biograph (German Edition)
by Otto Weininger
Paperback: 220 Pages (1918-01-01)
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This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's large-scale digitization efforts. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the original text that can be both accessed online and used to create new print copies. The Library also understands and values the usefulness of print and makes reprints available to the public whenever possible. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found in the HathiTrust, an archive of the digitized collections of many great research libraries. For access to the University of Michigan Library's digital collections, please see http://www.lib.umich.edu and for information about the HathiTrust, please visit http://www.hathitrust.org ... Read more

20. Sexe et Caractère
by Otto Weininger, Daniel Renaud
 Paperback: 291 Pages (1989-02-28)

Isbn: 2825123935
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