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Member: iwpoe

CollectionsYour library (1,211), Currently reading (4), All collections (1,211)

Reviews13 reviews

TagsPhilosophy (58), Heidegger (14), Greek (10), Continental Philosophy (10), German (8), Communitarianism (7), Political Theory (6), Classics (6), Drama (6), Theatre (6) — see all tags

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About meSACHS

Mein Freund! Das grad' ist Dichters Werk,
dass er sein Träumen deut' und merk'.
Glaubt mir, des Menschen wahrster Wahn
wird ihm im Traume aufgetan:
all' Dichtkunst und Poeterei
ist nichts als Wahrtraumdeuterei.
Was gilt's, es gab der Traum euch ein,
wie heut' ihr wolltet Meister sein?

Or (roughly)


My friend, it is precisely the poet's task
to interpret and record his dreamings.
Believe me, man's truest madness
is disclosed to him in dreams:
all poetry and versification
is nothing but true dream interpretation.
What are the odds that your dream told you
how you might become a Master today?

GroupsPhilosophy and Theory, The University of Tennessee

Favorite authorsBertolt Brecht, Ralph Waldo Emerson, David Harvey, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Friedrich Hölderlin, Homer, Karl Marx, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Richard Rorty, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Joe Sachs, William Shakespeare, Leo Strauss, Charles Taylor, Walt Whitman (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBook Eddy, Davis-Kidd Booksellers - Nashville, McKay Used Books and CDs, The Great Escape, The Great Escape

Favorite librariesAbbot Vincent Taylor Library, Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, University of Tennessee - George F. DeVine Music Library, University of Tennessee - Hodges Library

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Real nameMatthew M Perry

LocationKnoxville, TN, USA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceOct 29, 2007

Currently readingDon Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Phenomenology of Spirit (Galaxy Books) by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
On the aesthetic education of man by Friedrich Schiller
Introduction to German poetry by Gustave Mathieu

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Besides "What Would Jesus Deconstruct?" I've seen various scholarly journal articles and chapters he's contributed to books but no other major works.
I'm glad you find my library interesting enough to watch. Your comment is a bit confusing as I think you might have read into some things on my profile. I've never had a "conservative evangelical" education except in the home from parents, as is natural, but never anything formal. My route to philosophy wasn't through theology. If I had a route to theology it was through history. Really, philosophy was what I majored in in undergrad and continues to be my primary passion. I occasionally delve into theology where I find philosophy opens up a clearer understanding of my own faith.

Goodness - you have yourself an interesting reading list for Xmas! I have most of these although the first sounds like an interesting secondary text. Let me know. Are you aware that 'Identity and Difference is a text by Heidegger?
David Pollard
Hey This is Aaron. I just sent you a friend request I haven't upgraded yet but I will soon. I just sent you this so you could look at that Philosophical Hermeneutics book of mine.
You're quite right. I was also rather intrigued that you list Joe Sachs and Leo Strauss as favorite authors. You should have gone to St. John's College.
I don't know if I sent this. My email address is
I will need your address, of course.
All the best
David Thanks. Is that Wagner quoted on your profile?
Thanks so much for your message. Its always nice when someone wants to read your work.But what a cheek. It is currently for sale over here at £9. Even at the current rate of exchange that is only $18. Send me £10 and I will let you have a copy post-haste postage and packing included. I think you will like it.
All the best David
You sound like my kind of reader. Enjoyed the review of Critchley who was a contemporary of mine at Essex.
You're signature, it's me "Batman" if you didn't already know.
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