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Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Adolfo Plasencia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The place of discovery and generation of human knowledge has become a somewhat fuzzy area, and it is at the crossroads of equally blurred disciplines where new glimpses of the future occur. This book ... More


The Siciliana of the G-minor Sonata

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.04
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Siciliana lightens the tone of the G-minor Sonata with its dance-like rhythms (a siciliana being a dance related to the gigue) and with its looser construction into a series of parallel sections ... More


Computing as Writing

Daniel Punday

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Writing has long been used as a metaphor to understand computing. From the virtual desktop of modern operating systems to the way we name portable devices (the notebook computer, the iPad), writing ... More


Conclusion: Invention, Creativity, and the Teaching of Writing

Daniel Punday

in Computing as Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816696994
eISBN:
9781452953601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696994.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion returns to the issue of the teaching of writing raised in chapter 2, and advocates for an expanded understanding of what it means to help students think about themselves as writers. ... More


Commonplace Witnessing: Rhetorical Invention, Historical Remembrance, and Public Culture

Bradford Vivian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190611088
eISBN:
9780190678371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611088.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Commonplace Witnessing examines how citizens, politicians, and civic institutions have adopted idioms of witnessing in recent decades to serve a variety of social, political, and moral ends. It does ... More


The shifting case of masochism: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s <i>Venus im Pelz</i> (1870)

Birgit Lang

in A History of the Case Study: Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719099434
eISBN:
9781526124098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099434.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter investigates the agency of the sexual public, and the indirect power wielded by these readers and patients of sexology in defending the truth of sexological case writings. Through the ... More


The Men Who Were Not There

Roger J. Porter

in Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449871
eISBN:
9780801460968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449871.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines three memoirs and a film that focus on fathers who were absent—literally and figuratively—from their children's lives: Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude; Louise Steinman's ... More


Disruptive Innovation: The Jewish People as a Modern Invention

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the theory advanced by the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand stating that the Jews were a product of invention, and thus were an artificial people. In his book The Invention of the ... More


The Creative Impact of the Occasion: Pindar'S Songs for the Emmenids and Horace'S Odes1.12 and 4.2

Lucia Athanassaki

in Defining Greek Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748680108
eISBN:
9780748697007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680108.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Much Greek lyric was composed for particular performance occasions that called for appropriate narrative. This chapter considers Pindar's songs for the Emmenids of Acragas, in which Pindar not only ... More


Maps of Frenchness: Between Self-Invention and Delusion

Oana Panaïté

in The Colonial Fortune in Contemporary Fiction in French

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781786940292
eISBN:
9781786944290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940292.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Stemming from different engagements with the colonial past and its postcolonial avatars, and presenting contrasting views of the colonial fortune, the works of Marie NDiaye and Stéphane Audeguy lay ... More


“Invention” of MRI: Priority Dispute, Contested Identities, and Authorship Regime

Amit Prasad

in Imperial Technoscience: Transnational Histories of MRI in the United States, Britain, and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026956
eISBN:
9780262322065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026956.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The history of MRI has been marred by a long-standing priority dispute between two U.S. scientists, Paul Lauterbur and Raymond Damadian. The award of the Nobel Prize to Lauterbur and Peter Mansfield, ... More


Heartbreak House: “A Long Garden Seat on the West”

Tony Jason Stafford and R. F. Dietrich

in Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813044989
eISBN:
9780813046747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044989.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Nature, invention, human vileness, and Creative Evolution all conjoin in Hector’s speech in Act III: “Heaven’s threatening growl of disgust at us useless futile creatures. [Fiercely] I tell you, one ... More


First Encounters, Inventing America, and the Columbian Exchange

Luis Martínez-Fernández

in Key to the New World: A History of Early Colonial Cuba

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400325
eISBN:
9781683400981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400325.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter covers the subject of the discovery of America, including the voyages of Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. It looks at the theological, scientific, and philosophical debates ... More


Creativity

Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico

in Coming to Mind: The Soul and Its Body

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226061061
eISBN:
9780226061238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226061238.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

It’s easy to dismiss creativity as an outcome of chance, or to off-load it by crediting external sources – inspiration or imitation. But creativity, understood as fruitful originality, not mere ... More


The Nation and Its Fragments: Essay on “Briefwechsel über Ossian und die Lieder alter Völker” (1773)

Philip V. Bohlman

in Song Loves the Masses: Herder on Music and Nationalism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520234949
eISBN:
9780520966444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234949.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The first use of the word and concept, Volkslied (folk song), appears in Herder’s 1773 essay on the Ossian controversy, published in an influential volume of essays containing his own reflections the ... More


‘Changing Places’

Pierre-Philippe Fraiture

in V. Y. Mudimbe: Undisciplined Africanism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318948
eISBN:
9781781381083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318948.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is devoted to Mudimbe’s crucial move to the US in the late 1970s. This transfer had far-reaching consequences, not least because he had to change language and redefine his role as an ... More


Introduction

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction outlines agendas, approaches and structure of the book. It asks the question of difference between modern thinking and historical methods of thinking, particularly within Jewish ... More


Give me a laboratory and I will win you the war: governing science in the Royal Navy

Don Leggett

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The first decades of the twentieth century were marked by the establishment of a number of new institutions and means of governing scientific research in Britain. In July 1915 the Board of Invention ... More


Introduction: Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures

Claire L. Jones

in Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526101426
eISBN:
9781526124166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101426.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter provides an introduction to the commodification of prostheses in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain and United States. By addressing some of the main processes used to commodify ... More


Who Thinks in the Talmud?

Sergey Dolgopolski

in The Open Past: Subjectivity and Remembering in the Talmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244928
eISBN:
9780823252497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244928.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The chapter introduces the complexity in the seemingly simple structure of the question “Who Thinks?” and undoes the obviousness of the notion of the thinking subject in the history of philosophy and ... More


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