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Eros and Inwardness in Vienna: Weininger, Musil, Doderer

David S. Luft


Although we usually think of the intellectual legacy of twentieth-century Vienna as synonymous with Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytic theories, other prominent writers from Vienna were also radically reconceiving sexuality and gender. This study recovers the work of three such writers: Otto Weininger, Robert Musil, and Heimito von Doderer. It emphasizes the distinctive intellectual world of liberal Vienna, especially the impact of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in this highly scientific intellectual world. According to the author, Otto Weininger viewed human beings as bisexual and applied this ... More

Keywords: Sigmund Freud, Vienna, Otto Weininger, Robert Musil, Heimito von Doderer, creative ethics, sexuality, National Socialism, psychoanalysis, eros

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226496474
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226496481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David S. Luft, author