Paul Murphy

Your Name
Paul Murphy
How You Knew David
My Professor, 1973/74
Your Message
David was one of my professors for an integrated studies program, during the year of ’73-’74. He was a great teacher and a constant source of encouragement as he skillfully guided us through Dante’s Inferno, Homer’s Odyssey, and the whole morass of “Freud and Jung: an Approach to the Humanities.” In some ways his personality and passion seemed larger than life, but he was never intimidating or self-absorbed. On the contrary, he was extremely good at carefully listening to what we said and wrote and bringing out the best of our fledging analysis. It’s a testimony to his skill as a mentor that as I look back at my old writings and cringe at the clumsiness, I recall that at the time he actually made me feel like I knew what I was talking about. Thank you, Dave (...)

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