Sex and Character
An Investigation of Fundamental Principles
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Sex and Character by Otto Weininger
Book DescriptionOtto 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253344717
(241mm x 165mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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
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Author Biography - Otto Weininger
Ladislaus Lob is Emeritus Professor of German at the University of Sussex. Daniel Steuer is Senior Lecturer in German in the School of Humanities, University of Sussex. Laura Marcus is Reader in English in the School of Humanities, University of Sussex.
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