Category: Freud

“if the preference be natural, there can be no necessity for enforcing it by law”

Posted by luno in political philosophy, Mill, H. T., Freud, philosophy and sex, Mill, J. S., sex differences, feminism (Friday September 7, 2007 at 1:39 pm)
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Notes on Harriet Taylor Mill, The Enfranchisement of Women
[The essay first appeared in the Westminster Review (1851), then in 1868 in a pamphlet under her name, and in John Stuart Mill’s Dissertations and Discussions in 1875. After some confusion as to its authorship, J. S. Mill attributed the essay to Harriet Taylor (1807–1858). Mill elaborated […]

Sex, Freud, and Weininger (Intro)

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, Freud, sexualities, prostitution, motherhood, sex differences, marriage, Weininger (Monday August 13, 2007 at 1:50 am)
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Notes on Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
According Otto Weininger’s biographer, David Abrahamsen, Freud read an early draft of what later became Sex and Character. The encounter is also dramatized in Joshua Sobol’s play, Weininger’s Night.
—Editor’s note
 
xiii (Foreword by Nancy Chodorow)
Chodorow writes,
As someone who has written both appreciatively and critically about […]

Sex, Freud, and Weininger (i)

Posted by luno in sexualities, Freud, philosophy and sex, sex differences, Weininger (Sunday August 12, 2007 at 3:09 pm)
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Notes on Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
“The Sexual Aberrations”
7
In every normal male or female individual, traces are found of the apparatus of the opposite sex. These either persist without function as rudimentary organs or become modified and take on other functions.
These long-familiar facts of anatomy lead us to suppose that an […]

Sex, Freud, and Weininger (ii)

Posted by luno in sexualities, Freud, philosophy and sex, sex differences, Weininger (Saturday August 11, 2007 at 12:06 pm)
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Notes on Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
“Infantile Sexuality”
42
Of the third or fourth year of life:
It is during this period of total or only partial latency that are built up the mental forces which are later to impede the course of the sexual instinct and, like dams, restrict its flow—disgust, feelings […]

Sex, Freud, and Weininger (iii)

Posted by luno in sexualities, Freud, philosophy and sex, sex differences, Weininger (Friday August 10, 2007 at 12:51 pm)
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Notes on Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
“The Transformations of Puberty”
73
A normal sexual life is only assured by an exact convergence of the two currents directed towards the sexual object and the sexual aim, the affectionate current and the sensual one.
82
Freud’s anticipation of the discovery of sex hormones and how little adjustment […]

Love and sex: che poco spera e nulla chiede

Posted by luno in sexualities, Freud, sex differences, feminism, Weininger (Saturday January 7, 2006 at 4:16 pm)
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Notes on:
Suzanne Raitt, “Sex, Love and the Homosexual Body in Early Sexology”
Love and its redemptive capacity were celebrated by early sexologists, Havelock Ellis and Edward Carpenter. Later thinkers in the field (also loosely classed as “sexologists” by Raitt), Weininger and Freud tended to denigrate it. Even though the latter two may have offered an “attenuated” […]

 
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