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Otto Weininger

Otto Weininger
Born (1880-04-03)April 3, 1880
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died October 4, 1903(1903-10-04) (aged 23)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Alma mater University of Vienna
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Idealism[1]
Kantian ethics[1]
Main interests
Philosophy, logic, psychology, genius, gender, religion
Notable ideas
All people have elements of both femininity and masculinity, logic and ethics are one, logic is tied to the principle of identity (A=A), the genius is the universal thinker

No men who really think deeply about women retain a high opinion of them; men either despise women or they have never thought seriously about them.
Otto Weininger
Fate determines many things, no matter how we struggle.
All genius is a conquering of chaos and mystery.
Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn – exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared.
Otto Weininger
Every true, eternal problem is an equally true, eternal fault; every answer an atonement, every realisation an improvement.
Otto Weininger
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
The fixed stars signify the angel in man. That is why man orients himself by them; and that is why women have no appreciation for the starry sky; because they have no sense of the angel in man.
Otto Weininger