Weininger, Otto Books

About the translator: Steven Burns is Professor of Philosophy at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He did his doctoral work at the University of London, and has published frequently on Wittgenstein, Plato and ethics.

Translation of Weininger’s Über Die Letzten Dinge (1904/07)- On Last Things
2001 0-7734-7400-5
Weininger (1880-1903) is generally considered the epitome of fin de siécle Vienna's decadence, & a huge influence on many cretinous minds of his age. Steven Burns translates his posthumous collection of essays, On Last Things, into English for the first time, arguing that it reveals much of the milieu that is of interest to history, the arts, criticism, sociology & psychology; is important to academic philosophers because Ludwig Wittgenstein read it; & has merit in its own right as bearing precocious genius & intense moral commitment.