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By Otto Weininger
Otto Weininger’s debatable publication intercourse and personality, first released in Vienna in 1903, is a main instance of the conflicting discourses principal to its time: antisemitism, medical racism and biologism, misogyny, the cult and hindrance of masculinity, mental introspection as opposed to empiricism, German idealism, the women’s flow and the belief of human emancipation, the hunt for sexual liberation, and the debates approximately homosexuality. Combining rational reasoning with irrational outbursts, within the context of today’s scholarship, intercourse and personality speaks to problems with gender, race, cultural id, the roots of Nazism, and the highbrow historical past of modernism and glossy eu tradition. This new translation provides, for the 1st time, the full textual content, together with Weininger’s large appendix with amplifications of the textual content and bibliographical references, in a competent English translation, including a considerable advent that locations the booklet in its cultural and old context.
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Reminiscence for compliments. Self-observation and regret. Justice and envy. identify and estate. Susceptibility to in®uence. — Radical distinction among female and male psychological lifestyles. Psychology with no and with soul. Psychology a technology? Freedom and legislation. the elemental ideas of the psychology of transcendent nature. Psyche and psychology. The helplessness of soulless psychology. the place by myself “split personalities” are attainable. Psychophysical parallelism and interplay. the matter of the impact of the psychic sexual features of guy on lady. bankruptcy X: Motherhood and Prostitution 188 exact characterology of lady. mom and prostitute. Predisposition for prostitution innate, yet no longer sole decisive issue. In®uence of guy. Maternal impact. the connection of the 2 kinds with the kid. girl polygamous. Marriage and ¤delity. Analogies among motherhood and sexuality. the mummy and the aim of the species. The “alma” mater. Maternal love ethically detached. The prostitute outdoors the aim of the species. The prostitute and socially famous morality. The prostitute, the felony, and the conqueror. once more the “man of will” and his courting with the genius. The hetaira and the ruler. The intent of the prostitute. sexual activity an result in itself. Coquetry. The woman’s sensations in the course of sexual activity in terms of the remainder of her lifestyles. mom correct and fatherhood. Maternal influence and the speculation of an infection. The prostitute because the enemy. Af¤rmation and negation. Regard for all times and hostility to lifestyles. No prostitution between animals. The secret of the foundation. bankruptcy XI: Eroticism and Aesthetics girls and hatred of ladies. Eroticism and sexuality. Platonic love and sensuality. challenge of an concept of affection. — the great thing about girl. Its dating with the sexual force. Love and sweetness. the variation among aesthetics at the one hand and good judgment and ethics as normative sciences at the different. Nature of affection. The phenomenon of projection. attractiveness and morality. attractiveness and perfection. Nature and ethics. Natu- 211 viii l Contents ral attractiveness and creative attractiveness. typical legislation and inventive legislation. The purposefulness of nature and the purposefulness of paintings. person good looks. Sexual love as guilt. Hate and love as aids to ethical striving. The construction of the satan. Love and compassion. Love and modesty. Love and jealousy. Love and the will for redemption. lady in eroticism a method to an finish. challenge of the relationship among the kid and love, and among the kid and sexuality. Cruelty not just in lust, yet even in love. Love and homicide. The cult of the Madonna. The Madonna a speculative belief of guy, with none starting place in genuine femininity. Reluctance to achieve perception into precise girl. Man’s love for girl as a distinct case. lady basically sexual, no longer erotic. Women’s experience of good looks. good looks and prettiness. Loving and being in love. What in guy has an impression on girl. The future of girl. Inclusion of the hot perception one of the past ones. Love attribute of the character of humankind. Why guy loves girl.