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

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Along with his suicide in 1903, on the age of 23, Otto Weininger turned a important determine within the mythology of fin-de-siecle Vienna. This quantity of essays, released posthumously, is a sequel to his booklet, intercourse and personality, which used to be banned by means of Nazi censors. this is often its first translation into English.

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13. Science and Culture This essay is Weininger's expansion of his own rhetorical question: “Is the present generation with its electrical railways and empirical psychology so much higher than these earlier times? Is culture, if culture has any real value, to be compared with science, which is always social and never individual, and to be measured by the number of public libraries and laboratories? , p. 276 [E. 211]) This question is intended to be rhetorical; Weininger's answer is that culture is not external, not a matter of museums and libraries, but is essentially a matter of the individual's consciousness.

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