Sex And Character

Sex And Character

by Otto Weininger, Audrey Hartford, Ladislaus Lob
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0253344719

ISBN-13: 9780253344717

Pub. Date: 04/01/2005

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253344717
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.49(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
A Book That Won't Go Away: Otto Weininger's Sex and Character Daniel Steuer
Translator's Note Ladislaus Löb

Preface
First (Preparatory) Part: Sexual Diversity
Introduction
I. "Men" and "Women"
II. Arrhenoplasm and Thelyplasm
III. Laws of Sexual Attraction
IV. Homosexuality and Pederasty
V. Characterology and Morphology
VI. Emancipated Women

Second or Main Part: The Sexual Types
I. Man and Woman
II. Male and Female Sexuality
III. Male and Female Consciousness
IV. Endowment and Genius
V. Endowment and Memory
VI. Memory, Logic, Ethics
VII. Logic, Ethics, and the Self
VIII. The Problem of the Self and Genius
IX. Male and Female Psychology
X. Motherhood and Prostitution
XI. Eroticism and Aesthetics
XII. The Nature of Woman and Her Purpose in the Universe
XIII. Judaism
XIV. Woman and Humanity

Appendix: Additions and References
Index

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