Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August


I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –

Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of Eye –
And for an Everlasting Roof
The Gambrels of the Sky –

Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands
To gather Paradise –

Emily Dickinson


August Birthdays

August 6 Nicolas Malebranche (French, born 1638)

August 7 Nelson Goodman (American, born 1906)

August 10 Jean-Francois Lyotard (French, born 1924)

August 16 Catherine Trotter Cockburne (British, born 1679)

August 19 Gilbert Ryle (British, born 1900)

August 20 Paul Tillich (German-American, born 1886)

August 22 Max Scheler (German, born 1874)

August 23 Jakob Friedrich Fries (German, born 1773)

August 25 Karl Joseph Hieronymus Windischmann (German, born 1775) and Johann Gottfried von Herder (German, born 1744)

August 27 Johann Georg Hamann (German, born 1730) and Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (German, born 1770)

August 29 John Locke (British, born 1632)

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