Otto Weininger's A Translation of Weininger's Uber Die Letzten Dinge, PDF

By Otto Weininger

ISBN-10: 0773474005

ISBN-13: 9780773474000

Together with his suicide in 1903, on the age of 23, Otto Weininger grew to become a relevant determine within the mythology of fin-de-siecle Vienna. This quantity of essays, released posthumously, is a sequel to his publication, intercourse and personality, which was once banned via Nazi censors. this can be its first translation into English.

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44 The fragment on Wagner is, like the earlier essay on Ibsen, concerned to distinguish the intellectual structure of his work from its theatrical effectiveness. His claim that “the problems that he has chosen as his subject are the most enormous that any artist has chosen” (p. 75), rests on a thesis of great significance for aes- 44 Wittgenstein, Culture and Value, p. 37. For evidence that Wittgenstein might have shared Weininger's unusually critical view of Schiller, see Culture and Value, pp.

Sb) 12 At the end of his life, victory goes to his invisible self after all, to the higher life of his spirit, which was only revealed to him in his love of Solveig. It is now clear that this Peer Gynt is not a particular person, and not a particular people. Humanity itself is being chastised in this man, who thinks that he is rid of the animal in him, who boasts of his humanity without having any idea of what this ought to mean. The ape-man, personified by the Old Man of the Dovrë [the Troll-King], complains of the injustice that he has been given up for dead.

V: 11] Peer Gynt is redeemed. 21 Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) was imprisoned for six months by the French in 1807. He then turned to polemical drama, and wrote Herrmannsschlacht in 1808 as a call to arms against Napoleon. (sb) 12 At the end of his life, victory goes to his invisible self after all, to the higher life of his spirit, which was only revealed to him in his love of Solveig. It is now clear that this Peer Gynt is not a particular person, and not a particular people. Humanity itself is being chastised in this man, who thinks that he is rid of the animal in him, who boasts of his humanity without having any idea of what this ought to mean.

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