Otto Weininger

Philosopher, Author

1880 – 1903

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Who was Otto Weininger?

Otto Weininger was an Austrian philosopher. In 1903, he published the book Geschlecht und Charakter, which gained popularity after his suicide at the age of 23. Today, Weininger is generally viewed as misogynistic and antisemitic in academic circles, but was held to be a great genius by the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the writer August Strindberg.

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Born
Apr 3, 1880
Vienna
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • University of Vienna
Lived in
  • Vienna
Died
Oct 4, 1903
Vienna

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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