Metaphysics

Abstract
This is a translation of a posthumous essay by the Viennese philosopher-psychologist, Otto Weininger (1880-1903). His main book, Sex and Character, was published in 1903 (English version, 1906). Many distinguished Viennese were deeply influenced by Weininger; among them was Ludwig Wittgenstein, who paid tribute to him even late in his life. In particular, he is known to have admired the present essay and its foray into “animal psychology”. The investigation of the significance for human psychology of dogs and other animals is part of a larger scheme which Weininger sketches, to investigate the symbolism of all kinds of things. His ultimate goal is to reveal the relationship between the microcosm of the human consciousness and the macrocosm of the external universe. Hence the title, “metaphysics”
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,350
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
David G. Stern (2004). Weininger and Wittgenstein on ‘Animal Psychology.’. In David G. Stern & Béla Szabados (eds.), Wittgenstein Reads Weininger. Cambridge University Press. 169.
Béla Szabados (1997). Wittgenstein's Women. Journal of Philosophical Research 22:483-508.
Allan Janik (1985). Essays on Wittgenstein and Weininger. Distributed in the U.S.A. By Humanities Press.
Fergus Kerr (2005). Wittgenstein Reads Weininger. International Philosophical Quarterly 45 (3):414-416.
John Hyman (2001). 'The Urn and the Chamber Pot. In Richard Allen & Malcolm Turvey (eds.), Wittgenstein, Theory, and the Arts. Routledge. 137.
Megan Doherty (2011). Pragmatist Metaphysics: An Essay on the Ethical Grounds of Ontology. American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 32 (3):281-285.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-12-02

Total downloads

2 ( #337,488 of 1,096,771 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #273,068 of 1,096,771 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.