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The space–time continuum

Louis A. Girifalco

in The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199228966
eISBN:
9780191711183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228966.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Events take place in space and time. A fundamental fact is that between any two points, another point can be found and between any two moments, there is always anther moment. There are no gaps in ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois and the World Citizen

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

W. E. B. Du Bois’s blueprint for an alternative global democracy—“the fourth dimension”—finds its fullest articulation in the aftermath of two world wars. In Darkwater and Dark Princess, Du Bois ... More


Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Tony Robbin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book investigates different models of the fourth dimension and how these are applied in art and physics. It explores the distinction between the slicing, or Flatland, model and the projection, ... More


Meta‐conceivability and Thought Experiments

Roy Sorensen

in The Architecture of the Imagination: New Essays on Pretence, Possibility, and Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199275731
eISBN:
9780191706103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275731.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A meta-conception is a hypothetical one. It answers a question by imagining someone (usually a more able conceiver) answering that question via an act of imagination. Thus, meta-conceptions stand to ... More


Virginia Woolf and December 1910: The Question of the Fourth Dimension

Makiko Minow-Pinkney

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the question of a “fourth dimension” in Virginia Woolf's fiction. In 1924, Woolf asked in her diary as she revised the manuscript of Mrs Dalloway (1925): “But is it unreal?” At ... More


Fourth Dimension, Sixth Sense: Or Sublime Impudence Revisited

Jed Rasula

in History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by following Dudley Murphy’s development from ardent Arcadian in his 1920 film Soul of the Cypress to the unabashedly modernist Ballet mécanique in 1924. This film participated in ... More


Cubes

Mark Blacklock

in The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension: Higher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198755487
eISBN:
9780191816680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755487.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 focuses on the work of Charles Howard Hinton, author of the first Scientific Romances and the least well-known yet most influential theorist of higher space of the late nineteenth century. ... More


The Emergence of the Fourth Dimension: Higher Spatial Thinking in the Fin de Siècle

Mark Blacklock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198755487
eISBN:
9780191816680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755487.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The idea of the fourth dimension of space has been of sustained interest to nineteenth-century and Modernist studies since the publication of Linda Dalrymple Henderson’s The Fourth Dimension and ... More


Space and time, myth and place

Brian Baker

in Iain Sinclair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the ‘British poetry revival’ that Sinclair was engaged in when he wrote and published Lud Heat and Suicide Bridge. It considers the importance of William Blake to Suicide ... More


The Computer Revolution in Four-Dimensional Geometry

Tony Robbin

in Shadows of Reality: The Fourth Dimension in Relativity, Cubism, and Modern Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110395
eISBN:
9780300129625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110395.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter looks at how the computer revolution developed by discussing some of the stories of the individuals who played major roles. These include Michael Noll, Heinz Von Foerster, Thomas ... More


Problems

PETER SIMONS

in Parts: A Study in Ontology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241460
eISBN:
9780191696930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241460.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Extensional mereologies are mostly very similar to Boolean algebras or complete Boolean algebras in their algebraic structure, and this similarity is not accidental. It can be accounted for by ... More


Yannis Ritsos, Marxist Dialectics, and the Re-imagining of Ancient Greece

Marinos Pourgouris

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter revisits Marx’s reception of classical Greek literature, as well as the interrelated concept of dialectical materialism, in order to examine Yannis Ritsos’ reworking of the Greek ... More


History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism

Jed Rasula

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199396290
eISBN:
9780199396320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199396290.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book addresses modernism as an expanding historical force generated by the nineteenth-century fascination with music, as all the arts sought renewal by a kind of aesthetic miscegenation. Richard ... More


The Wound of History: Ritsos and the Reception of Philoctetes

Dimitris Tziovas

in Re-imagining the Past: Antiquity and Modern Greek Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199672752
eISBN:
9780191774324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672752.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The aim of this chapter is to reassess ‘Philoctetes’ (1963–5), one of the most important dramatic monologues in the Greek poet Yannis Ritsos’ collection The Fourth Dimension (1972), in the context of ... More


Minkowski spacetime

Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan

in Relativity in Modern Physics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198786399
eISBN:
9780191828669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0019
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter presents the main features of the Minkowski spacetime, which is the geometrical framework in which the laws of relativistic dynamics are formulated. It is a very simple mathematical ... More


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