Havelock Ellis

Havelock EllisIn existographies, Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) (CR:4) was a British physician, genius studies scholar, and human sexuality theorist, noted for []

Love | Equation
In circa 1900, Ellis proposed the following equation of love: [1]

Love = Sex + Friendship


Genius studies
In 1904, Ellis, in his A Study of British Genius, gave commentary on the Cattell 1000 list, and, supposedly, gave a similar genius listing of his own, which seems to be his appendix of "List of Eminent British Persons of Ability", people listed alphabetically. [2]

Goethe | Elective Affinities
In 1908, Ellis, in his “Introduction” to George LewesThe Life and Work of Goethe, notes that the first mention of Elective Affinities by Goethe occurred on 11 April 1808 in a diary entry. The end of July of that year he had completed a version with 18 chapters. This, however, remained untouched until April of next year. [3]

Quotes | On
The following are quotes on Ellis:

“Nor is it necessary to give a compilation of the results set out by other authors, for Havelock Ellis has already done this well. Were I to attempt to reach the sexual types by means of the probable inferences drawn from his collected results, my work would be a mere hypothesis and science might have been spared a new book.”
Otto Weininger (1903), Sex and Character (pg. 11)

Quotes | By
The following are noted Ellis quotes:

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
— Havelock Ellis (c.1890)

“The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.”
— Havelock Ellis (1914), Impressions and Comments [5]

“When love is suppressed hate takes its place.
— Havelock Ellis (c.1922)

“What we call ‘morals’ is simply blind obedience to words of command.
— Havelock Ellis (1923), The Dance of Life (§:6) [4]

1. (a) Tennov, Dorothy (1979). Love and Limerence. Maryland: Scarborough House.
(b) Article: “On Being Limerent” – flatrock.org.
(c) Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) – Kirjasto.sci.fi.
2. Ellis, Havelock. (1904). A Study of British Genius (Cattell, 7+ pgs). Hurst and Blackett.
3. Ellis, Havelock. (1908). “Introduction”, in: The Life and Work of Goethe (editor: George Lewes) (ch. IV: Elective Affinities, pgs. 520-). Read Books, 2007.
4. Havelock Ellis – WikiQuote.
5. (a) Ellis, Havelock. (1914). Impressions and Comments. Publisher.
(b) Haught, James A. (1996). 2000 Years of Disbelief: Famous People with the Courage to Doubt (pg. 247). Prometheus.

External links
‚óŹ Havelock Ellis – Wikipedia.

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