By Otto Weininger
Together with his suicide in 1903, on the age of 23, Otto Weininger turned a principal 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 through Nazi censors. this can be its first translation into English.
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One is also reminded here of the Aristotelian view of the soul as form. Finally, tormented by the most frightful anguish at departing after a life bare of all eternity, Peer Gynt finally recognizes, in thinking about Solveig, what he could have been and what he had not become. After all, he was most himself in his love for her; and just as love was able to carry him high above a miserable earthly existence, so now he is going to be carried out of this earthly existence – in love. At last he is entering a higher life, and can sustain his self – though not on earth.
Schlenther, Ibsens Werke, Vol. I, 1903, Introduction, p. 48. [Catiline was Ibsen's first play. ] 11 form, and only matter persists (like the metal that survives when coins are melted down). Here Ibsen touches on the Buddhist teaching on the fate of humans after death, although he did not know the esoteric Buddhist doctrine, which had not yet penetrated to Europe. One is also reminded here of the Aristotelian view of the soul as form. Finally, tormented by the most frightful anguish at departing after a life bare of all eternity, Peer Gynt finally recognizes, in thinking about Solveig, what he could have been and what he had not become.
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A Translation of Weininger's Uber Die Letzten Dinge, 1904-1907, On Last Things (Studies in German Language and Literature, V. 28) by Otto Weininger