Norman Oliver Brown


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Norman Oliver Brown (September 25, 1913 – October 2, 2002) was an American classicist.

Brown's father was an Anglo-Irish mining engineer. His mother was a Cuban of Alsatian and Cuban origin. He was educated at Clifton College, then Balliol College, Oxford (B.A., M.A., Greats; his tutor was Isaiah Berlin) and the University of Wisconsin–Madison (Ph.D., Classics).

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  • The boundary line between self and external world bears no relation to reality; the distinction between ego and world is made by spitting out part of the inside, and swallowing in part of the outside....
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913), U.S. philosopher. Love's Body, ch. 8 (1967).
  • ''I am what is mine. Personality is the original personal property.''
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913), U.S. philosopher. Love's Body, ch. 8 (1967).
  • The human body is not a thing or substance, given, but a continuous creation. The human body is an energy system ... which is never a complete structure; never static; is in perpetual inner self-const...
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913), U.S. philosopher. Love's Body, ch. 8 (1967).
  • ''Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.''
    Norman O. Brown (b. 1913), U.S. philosopher. Love's Body, ch. 15 (1966).
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