(Geschlecht und Charakter Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung) [Free] Ý Otto Weininger


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  • Geschlecht und Charakter Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung
  • Otto Weininger
  • English
  • 15 July 2020
  • 9780253344717

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Read & Download Ì Geschlecht und Charakter Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. I remember when I was in my late teens I had finally worked my way into the bedroom of a schoolmate I had a crush on since my pre teen years He was a brown skinned confident athlete with an air of cool and an incredible body that I couldn t wait to discover Everything was going swimmingly in our newfound courtship until I unzipped his pants for the first time After a fair amount of eager fumbling and foolish adolescent foreplay I took off his pants only to find attached this tiny almost inconceivably small resemblance of a raisin a miniscule currant from the most malnourished Saxifragaceae bush I had taken my previous boyfriend from flaccid to firm before so it wasn t the mere fact that my beau nouveau wasn t yet erect that was disappointing It was the brutal reality that there wasn t even enough flesh to be noticeable when fully hard At his most erect point he couldn t possibly have been than a baby thumb length s long or wide That was one of the most disappointing days of my life The second most disappointing day was when I actually wasted a whole two hours reading Otto Weininger s Sex And Character To avoid posttraumatic depression I have to try hard not to think about those valuable minutes of my life that I will never be able to replace What I was hoping to be intelligent philosophical observations of human behavior and sexuality turned out to be a hatred filled diatribe about the evil brought into the world by women Jews and other minorities I suppose this incredible let down was my own fault for not having looked closely into Mr Weininger s biography as a woman hating anti Semite he would argue that point but the simple fact that this book has been held in such high esteem and that this guy actually earned himself the title of genius hinted that perhaps he actually did have something to offer besides a slew of hostility and contempt towards any creature on this earth that is not an Aryan male Whatever was I thinking Perhaps my misguidance came from the fact that the first chapter I read from this book was actually somewhat uniue and forward thinking At several points the chapter entitled Motherhood and Prostitution noted a very underdog concept of the professional companion Weininger gave praise to the courtesan for being like a great politician for being an elevated sort of woman offering beauty and education to the world than average female whose only concern he claims is to procreate While at points he contradicted himself in other points he stood up for women who are often looked down on This is a man who embraces alternative perspectives I thought a socially educated open minded and interesting man I was wrong Allow me to offer you a small slice of the absurdity and dullness of this so called genius with a few uotes taken from his masterpiece Himself a Jew who converted to Protestantism Weininger comments on the materialistic unintelligent effeminate egotistical sexually impotent Jew The true conception of the State is foreign to the Jew because he like the woman is wanting in personality his failure to grasp the idea of true society is due to his lack of free intelligible ego Like women Jews tend to adhere together but they do not associate as free independent individuals mutually respecting each other s individuality As there is no real dignity in women so what is meant by the word gentleman does not exist amongst the Jews The Jew is always absorbed by sexual matters than the Aryan although he is notably less potent sexually and less liable to be enmeshed in a great passion The Jews are habitual matchmakers and in no race does it so often happen that marriages for love are so rare The organic disposition of the Jews towards matchmaking is associated with their racial failure to comprehend asceticism We have now reached the fundamental difference between the Jew and the woman Neither believe in themselves but the woman believes in others in her husband her lover or her children or in love itself she has a centre of gravity although it is outside her own being The Jew believes in nothing within him or without him His want of desire for permanent landed property and his attachment to movable goods are than symbolical Just as Jews and women are without extreme good and extreme evil so they never show either genius or the depth of stupidity of which mankind is capable The specific kind of intelligence for which Jews and women alike are notorious is due simply to the alertness of an exaggerated egotism it is due over to the boundless capacity shown by both for pursuing any object with eual zeal because they have no intrinsic standard of value nothing in their own soul by which to judge of the worthiness of any particular object And so they have unhampered natural instincts such as are not present to help the Aryan man when his transcendental standard fails him Although the humanity of Jews negroes and still of women is weighed down by many immoral impulses The inferiority and soullessness of the physically revolting woman The phenomena of courtesy and chivalry are simply additional proofs that women have no souls Woman has no faculty for the affairs of State or politics as she has no social inclinations The imagination of women is composed of lies and errors It is inconceivable why women can be considered good as doctors But even in the details of her body a woman is not wholly beautiful not even if she is a flawless perfect type of her sex The genitalia are the chief difficulty in the way of regarding her as theoretically beautiful A woman s nude body is distasteful to man because it offends his sense of shame The female therefore is credulous uncritical and uite unable to understand Protestantism And therefore I must again assert that the woman of the highest standard is immeasurably beneath the man of lowest standard Weininger on the shame and lowliness of love and eroticism Love is murder The sexual impulse destroys the body and mind of the woman and the psychical eroticism destroys her psychical existence Ordinary sexuality regards the woman only as a means of gratifying passion or of begetting children The higher eroticism is merciless to the woman reuiring her to be merely the vehicle of a projected personality or the mother of psychical children Love is not only anti logical as it denies the objective truth of the woman and reuires only an illusory image of her but it is anti ethical with regard to her Weininger on male and female interaction But the man who is not superficial who has depth of thought as well as of purpose the depth which not only makes him desire right but endows him with determination and strength to do right must always look on woman from the oriental standpoint as a possession as private property as something born to serve and be dependent on him he must see the marvellous reasonableness of the Asiatic instinct of superiority over women as the Greeks of old saw it those worthy successors and disciples of the Eastern school Speculation that Weininger developed his misogyny due to his secret love for men is not all that far fetched He had nothing negative to say about sexual attraction between two people of the same gender and actually suggested that it is natural for men to love men There is no friendship between men that has not an element of sexuality in it however little accentuated it may be in the nature of the friendship and however painful the idea of the sexual element would be But it is enough to remember that there can be no friendship unless there has been some attraction to draw the men together Much of the affection protection and nepotism between men is due to the presence of unsuspected sexual compatibility Sexual inverts must be brought to sexual inverts from homo sexualists to Sapphists each in their grades Knowledge of such a solution should lead to repeal of the ridiculous laws of England Germany and Austria directed against homo sexuality so far at least as to make the punishments the lightest possible In the second part of this book it will be made clear why both the active and the passive parts in male homo sexuality appear disgraceful although the desire is greater than in the case of the normal relation of a man and woman Apparently while it s immoral and inferior for women and men to have sexual attraction to each other a man having sexual attraction to other men is completely pure and perfectly understandable His displeasure with the human race extends beyond this Weininger also has plenty of contempt and distaste for the incapable effeminate Chinaman the immoral and uneducated Negroes and the unproductive English Of course one would expect a person born in 1880 to have thoughts and opinions that don t necessarily reflect what is socially accepted in modern days but to have written such a talked about and long standing philosophical bible on the human condition one would also expect this genius to have been much of the superior being that this incredible narcissist considered himself to be Weininger committed suicide at the age of 23 by shooting himself in the heart a loss of life yes but no loss of genius Unless you particularly enjoy suandering your time reading ignorant claims from youthful bombastic egoists you may want to skip this one

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Read & Download Ì Geschlecht und Charakter Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB And the idea of human emancipation the uest 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 an. Give early 20th century Austrian Jew Otto Weininger credit for intellectual consistency After penning the anti Semitic violently misogynistic proto Nazi screed Geschlecht und Charakter he followed his own theories to their logical conclusion and killed himself at age 23 The book published after his death was something of a hit throughout EuropeWe wizened postmodernists want to dismiss Weininger out of hand but what s so cringe worthy about his text is once you spend ten pages on it you cannot dismiss its genius even as you shrivel from its monstrous conclusions Namely That only the male of the species is truly sentient capable of good evil or art Women are empty vessels which exist purely to perpetuate the species Jews by which Weininger means the Platonic ideal of Jews and not Jews themselves only to repeatedly contradict himself by employing the logic of racialbloodline anti Semitism are effete subhumans doomed to an existence of stunted obseuious passivity before Aryan supermen And the worst of the worst are the damnable double whammy Jewesses who he goes off on at some length I blame his motherA train wreck of a treatise god awful yet perversely mesmerizing A worthwhile read for any scholar of the Hapsburg Empire or the intellectual foundations of the Holocaust

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Read & Download Ì Geschlecht und Charakter Eine prinzipielle Untersuchung ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB D 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 contex. Possibly my most hated book in my library that has had some significant influence on my own belief system Otto Weininger was a brilliant depressed cult figure who committed suicide at the young age of 23 in the previous household of the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven Disregard his brief life span There has been an immense amount of literary acknowledgements of influence from different artists writers and philosophers According to one source some of these people are said to be Ford Madox Ford James Joyce Franz Kafka Karl Kraus Charlotte Perkins Gilman Gertrude Stein and August Strindberg source It can be projected that for a lot of people here myself included would have discovered Weininger through at least one of these persons My own discovery has been through the Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein His influence is noticeable in the writings of some authors than others However a lot of those who were mentioned above are also Jewish Weininger Wittgenstein and myself as well all come from a Jewish heritage It can be favoured that we are all in fact extremely passive and maybe have some philosophical derivative of Stockholm syndrome due to our rather long history of persecution That we garnered this natural intuition to conceal our true self Even according to Wittgenstein Jews tend to conceal their psychological nature which according to him as being both secretive and cunning Manifested in history as the Jew s practical intellect spiritual flexibility and concealing nature that allowed them to persevere their malignant historical background Weininger argued that the Jews are effeminate and in his misattempt to solve the woman uestion on the basis that all women and Jews are in fact inferior both morally and intellectually to men Men tend to think on a higher rational level whereas women rely heavily on their lower emotions and sexual organs Weininger put fourth in his book two Platonic essentialist forms the male and female and the infinite gradient between them Would it be that in this book that I coincide to believe Is it that what makes this book so influential to me No Wittgenstein routinely recommend this book to his colleagues and despite this great influence it s doubted that those that the book impacted wholly agreed with his conclusions Metaphorically Weininger s ladder has been thrown away to transcend his thoughtIn a letter to GE Moore Wittgenstein wrote It isn t necessary or rather not possible to agree with him but the greatness lies in that with which we disagree It is his enormous mistake which is great Moreover Wittgenstein said that if a negation sign had been placed before the entirety of the book it would be correct in every aspect To be frank I couldn t care less about the actual content of the book so disregard the blatant sexism and antisemitism It is not what the book is about that makes it so wrong and influential Therefore if it is not what is wrong and certainly not why it is wrong it is how it is wrongThroughout the book it is how the book presents its arguments and how it misappropriates 20th c empiricism and Neo Kantian metaphysics to facade the appearance of a logical argument that makes it wrong Many of his ideas hint a Schopenhauerian influence the idea of the microcosmmacrocosm misogyny differences the ideal character and so on Schopenhauer influenced Weininger alongside him he influenced Wittgenstein as well While arguing against the inductive means of the sciences as being insufficient in attempting to solve deductive goals it aims to examine His arguments are resided in airy conjectures rather than empirical data An attempt at applying Neo Kantian intuition to something that includes obvious worldly presuppositions that being the actual Jewish people and Women themselves that he wishes to examine Moreover the scientific arguments made before are made to serve as a basis for further examination of the essentialist forms of the ideal Platonic man and woman His science was a shaky foundation of scientific positivism that relied heavily misconstrued Neo Kantian a priori propositions for his following ontology on Platonic idealsThroughout the book when Weininger speaks about man or of woman he does not particularly speak about any specific woman or man nor does he speak about a general conception of neither man or woman He speaks about the Platonic ideal man and woman The ideal Platonic woman that includes every aspect of femininity in that woman which could not be included in the instant representation of any specific woman let alone every woman Hence following Weininger is not entirely sexist only meagerly sexist Women and Jews therein having a greater amount of femininity than men is what makes them inferior It is in that argument that makes this book so wrong From proposition to conclusion that from misconstrued Neo Kantian intuitions as replacements for actual data makes his arguments being misappropriated and wrong Wittgenstein throughout his Philosophical Investigations argues the importance of differences in philosophy however Unlike Weininger he merely argues just differences not the differences between good or bad better or worse These differences being such as family likeness and graduations Philosophy henceforth does not prescribe but describe only describe don t explain Therein there does not exist a moral philosophical graduation between sexes or races and whose essences are neither prescribed as being essentially higher or lower than another In reference back to Wittgenstein s letter to Moore his enormous mistake is not his apparently bigoted conclusions but as to how he came about to said conclusions


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