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Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Christopher Prendergast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Marcel Proust was long the object of a cult in which the main point of reading his great novel In Search of Lost Time was to find, with its narrator, a redemptive epiphany in a pastry and a cup of ... More


Cunning in War

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the wartime application of the intuitive intelligence mode in new domains, including policing, colonial administration, and military tactics. The intelligence strategy morphed ... More


What’s in a Comma?

Christopher Prendergast

in Mirages and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155203
eISBN:
9781400846313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155203.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines a question, the most important of the skeptic's questions, not only in but for Marcel Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu: is poetic seeing also true seeing, and how can it ... More


“Ostrich Nominalism” or “Mirage Realism”? *

Michael Devitt

in Putting Metaphysics First: Essays on Metaphysics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199280803
eISBN:
9780191723254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280803.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter is concerned with the issue of realism about universals. In Nominalism and Realism, Armstrong carefully demolishes various nominalist responses to Plato's famous ‘One over Many’ problem ... More


Ray tracing in slightly deformed crystals

ANDRÉ AUTHIER

in Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198528920
eISBN:
9780191713125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528920.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter is devoted to the propagation of X-ray wavefields in slightly deformed crystals where the deformation is small enough for the notions of dispersion surface and wavefields to be locally ... More


Scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS) of single atoms and molecules

E. L. Wolf

in Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy: Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589494
eISBN:
9780191731334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589494.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The observation of single atoms on a metallic surface is described and treated theoretically. Friedel oscillations of electron density in the metal surrounding an impurity are observed and treated ... More


Voyage from Alexandria to the Nile.

Jason Thompson

in Description of Egypt: Notes and Views in Egypt and Nubia

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774245251
eISBN:
9781617970160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter gives an account of the communication between Alexandria and the Nile by means of the New Canal. It also describes the boats of the Nile, which are admirably constructed for the ... More


A Roll/Role of the Dice: The Butch Gardens and Queer Guardians of Teddy Sandoval

Robb Hernández

in Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer Chicanx Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479845309
eISBN:
9781479822720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479845309.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Meza’s archival dissolution had profound effects on his contemporaries, among them Teddy Sandoval. This chapter examines how two disparate sites, the home and public art space, conjoin in shared ... More


The Market Mirage

David Singh Grewal

in Money Talks: Explaining How Money Really Works

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168685
eISBN:
9781400885268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168685.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Viviana Zelizer has helped to prompt a turn in economic sociology away from models that take a simple, naturalized conception of the market economy for granted. Through in-depth explorations of the ... More


The Dynamics of Exchange Rate Regimes

Michael W. Klein and Jay C. Shambaugh

in Exchange Rate Regimes in the Modern Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013659
eISBN:
9780262259002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013659.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter analyzes the concept of “fixer” and “floater” in classifying countries during the gold standard period. These terms, though archaic, have not ceased to be relevant, and are seen still to ... More


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