George Emil Rohrer, Jr.
May 25, 1904 - February 14, 1953
George E. Rohrer
I smile in utter disdain at the academic behaviorists. It took three in-depth readings of The Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, and a thousand other volumes as well, for me to understand. I successfully followed the owl into the darkness...
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk."G.W.F. Hegel
"Preface," Philosophy of Right
"By one of those dark pathways behind the official consciousness the old man's death has affected me deeply. I valued him highly, understood him very well, and with his peculiar mixture of deep wisdom and fantastic light-heartedness he had a significant effect on my life... I now feel quite uprooted."Letter to Wilhelm Fliess
November 2, 1896
Berggasse 19, Vienna
"For this book has a further subjective significance for me personally - a significance which I only grasped after I had completed it. It was, I found, a portion of my own self-analysis, my reaction to my father's death - that is to say, to the most important event, the most poignant loss, of a man's life. Having discovered that this was so, I felt unable to obliterate the traces of the experience."The Interpretation of Dreams
Preface to the Second Edition
Berchtesgaden, summer 1908
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