Category: Heterocosmos

An orgy of agony

Posted by iaia in misogyny, Richardson, H. H., philosophy and sex, Heterocosmos, feminism, Weininger (Friday April 9, 2010 at 8:08 pm)
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Henry Handel Richardson
and Otto Weininger1
He is always guest in her house. Always hers, always guest.
—Bianco Luno*

My grievance is that in their eyes I count for nothing…
—Clarice Lispector2

The allusions to Otto Weininger in Henry Handel (Ethel Florence Lindesay) Richardson’s 1908 novel Maurice Guest3 have been documented and accompanied with predictable surmises about Weininger’s contribution to the […]

If I may take the liberty of infringing yours…

Posted by luno in political philosophy, Heterocosmos, male criminality, Mill, J. S., Kant (Monday August 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm)
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Notes on Mill, On Liberty, chapter 5
Self-sale into slavery
Not only persons are not held to engagements which violate the rights of third parties, but it is sometimes considered a sufficient reason for releasing them from an engagement, that it is injurious to themselves. In this and most other civilized countries, for example, an engagement by […]

“Versions of Difference”

Posted by luno in parity, Heterocosmos, sex differences, feminism (Tuesday August 8, 2006 at 12:40 pm)
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Notes on:
Sylviane Agacinski, Parity of the Sexes.

Nature gives the two; cultures invent a multiplicity of possible variations of this duality. Humans are very imaginative in front of the sexes.
[Weininger asserted that even nature gives us the two in a vast multiplicity of variations: No two sexed individuals are sexed in quite the same way. Sex, […]

“Identity and Homosexuality”

Posted by luno in parity, sexualities, philosophy and sex, Heterocosmos, sex differences (Friday August 4, 2006 at 1:01 pm)
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Notes on:
Sylviane Agacinski, Parity of the Sexes.
What if sexual difference, instead of going back to the difference between two things of the same order, led us to discover that man and woman are not speaking of the same thing when they speak of the sexes? If the masculine and the feminine were not only the […]

The moral party: whom should we invite?

Posted by luno in animals, Heterocosmos, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Deontology (Monday April 17, 2006 at 11:54 am)
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Notes on: Mary Anne Warren, “Difficulties with the Strong Animal Rights Position”

“Rough sex,” self-hate, and truth tables

Notes on:
Arthur Evans, “The Logic of Homophobia”
Evans presents a common and severe view of Weininger, and blithely extends it to Wittgenstein—certainly, a kindred spirit. He seems inclined to take Weininger’s misogyny at face value and links it to a certain excessive philologian tendency, finding both equally irredeemable. Though Evans charges Weininger, somewhat unimaginatively, with all […]

A woman in prison

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, male criminality (Saturday July 23, 2005 at 2:21 pm)
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Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1889, Kaufmann translation, “What I Owe to the Ancients”, sec. 4:
…. Eternal life, the eternal return of life; the future promised and hallowed in the past; the triumphant Yes to life beyond all death and change; true life as the overall continuation of life through procreation, through the mysteries of […]

In the noonday sun…

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, sex differences, General (Friday June 10, 2005 at 9:39 pm)
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We have abolished the true world: what world has remained? the apparent one perhaps? … But no! With the true world we have also abolished the apparent one!
(Noon; moment of the briefest shadow; end of the longest error; high point of humanity; INCIPIT ZARATHUSTRA.) [Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, “How the ‘True World’ Finally Became […]

In what sense Christianity is feminine…

Posted by luno in Heterocosmos, Nietzsche, sex differences (Friday June 10, 2005 at 9:14 pm)
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The true world—unattainable for now, but promised for the sage, the pious, the virtuous man (“for the sinner who repents”).
(Progress of the idea: it becomes more subtle, insidious, incomprehensible—it becomes female, it becomes Christian …) [Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, “How the ‘True World’ Finally Became a Fable: The History of an Error”, sec. […]

The springs of action

Posted by luno in Locke, Heterocosmos, Moral Sentiment, sex differences, Moral Theory, General (Thursday June 9, 2005 at 8:06 pm)
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Principles of actions indeed there are lodged in men’s appetites; but these are so far from being innate moral principles, that if they were left to their full swing they would carry men to the overturning of all morality. [Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book I, Chapter II, “No Innate Principles,” par. 13.]
Unlike in […]

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