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Eleven. World War II and the Prize-Winning Composer

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

With the United States’ entry into World War II, Schuman tried to enlist in the Army Specialist Corps as a music specialist. Schuman failed the physical and was initially disappointed that he would ... More


Machinic Philosophy: Assemblages, Information, Chaotic Flow

John Johnston

in The Allure of Machinic Life: Cybernetics, Artificial Life, and the New AI

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262101264
eISBN:
9780262276351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262101264.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence

This chapter extends the cybernetic perspective to machinic philosophy, evident in Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of the assemblage and its intersections with nonlinear dynamical systems (i.e., ... More


Stuttering Conviction

Alexander Livingston

in Damn Great Empires!: William James and the Politics of Pragmatism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190237158
eISBN:
9780190237189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237158.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Against criticisms that pragmatism’s antifoundationalism cannot account for political convictions without collapsing into a form of decisionism, this chapter examines James’s oration on Robert Gould ... More


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