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Modern Language Quarterly (1966) 27 (4): 431–448.
Published: 01 December 1966
... perhaps the most widely known prototype of the “scientist,” has persisted to our time. Because it is the physicist who has succeeded in discovering and perhaps even in controlling a force which can determine the fate of man and his whole world, it has become a commonplace to see in him...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2023) 84 (1): 27–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., who build a rocket that takes them to Mars. Devine is a businessman who wants to pillage the planet for its gold deposits, while Weston is a physicist—an obvious sendup of Haldane—who dreams of establishing a human colony, convinced that only by making our species multiplanetary can we prevent our own...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1953) 14 (3): 317.
Published: 01 September 1953
... Aspects of Goethe’s Works”; the physicist George C. Jaffe on “Goethe’s Theory of Color”; the biologist E. H. Behre on “Goethe and Anatomy”; J. E. Uhler, professor of English, on “Goethe and Shakespeare”; and Luise A. Lenel, whose father was a coHeague and friend of. Schweitzer’s...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 March 1945
... of Scripture, and the evolution of Pascal’s own religious thought. Finally, it must be said emphatically that there is no such thing as the clue to Pascal. There are several Pascals: the physicist, the in- ventor, the mystic, the man of the world, the mathematician, the literary artist...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1945) 6 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 March 1945
... theological traditions in the rendering of Scripture, and the evolution of Pascal’s own religious thought. Finally, it must be said emphatically that there is no such thing as the clue to Pascal. There are several Pascals: the physicist, the in- ventor, the mystic, the man of the world...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 266–267.
Published: 01 June 1940
... is the “experimental,” meaning that which is derived from laboratory analysis of sound waves after the manner of the physicist. This is the aspect of phonetics made sig- nificant by the work of such men as Kiienig, Miller, Paget, Scripture, Crandall, and Fletcher-to name only a few of the prominent con...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1952) 13 (1): 90–98.
Published: 01 March 1952
... application of rules. It was enough to shift and apply them in order to be a physicist, an activity similar to that of “those who, having inherited palaces that are perfect for magnificence and comfort, have only to rearrange and redecorate the furniture according to the style of the time...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (1): 116–120.
Published: 01 March 1968
..., se disait-il, que celle d’un Lavoisier, dun Amfire’’ (I, 351). Actually, though Lavoisier was a chemist, Ampere was primarily a mathematician and physicist, discoverer of the principles of electrodynamics. When Graham complains about a lack of logic or clarity (pp. 252-53) in the images...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2019) 80 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2019
... . The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Chakrabarty Dipesh . 2000 . Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2021) 82 (4): 473–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... simultaneous temporalities of literary criticism as well. I am grateful to Marshall Brown, Nergis Ertürk, Marta Figlerowicz, Margreta de Grazia, Kyle Hutzler, Peter Kalliney, Jean-Michel Rabaté, and an anonymous physicist for their feedback on this essay. 1 While Einstein and Bergson...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2024) 85 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of his activities not only as a mathematician and physicist but as an apologist as well. This bears on a point Thirouin ( 2015 : 104–5) brings out in his own analysis of the “reason of effects.” Although, in writing of effects, Pascal thinks in the first instance about the natural effects of natural...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 425–452.
Published: 01 December 2001
...- surement—my first marker—and how this question affects notions of agency no less than those of cause and effect, run like a mantra through Paul Feyerabend’s last book. They do so via Albert Einstein’s remark “For us who are convinced physicists, the distinction between past...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1947) 8 (4): 408–418.
Published: 01 December 1947
..., was professionally a physicist, might have deferred publication still longer. The leaflets referred to had been distributed through Italy “con grande e suhito applauso.” The book, after it had been issued, was reprinted in many places (with or without his permission, and probably without any profit to him...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1954) 15 (3): 208–221.
Published: 01 September 1954
... of the Newtonian physicist was supposed to work with an absolute precision, for the vagaries of quantum physics were happily unknown.) Under the spell of the myth of the ideally isolated system, one is tempted to prescribe as remedies simple removal tech- niques. If there is something wrong-a “bug...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1968) 29 (2): 207–221.
Published: 01 June 1968
... something of a theoretical physicist: “Certes, j’ai retenu aussi et la ‘‘Paris, 1965, p. 190 MARK J. TEMMER 217 loi de Planck, pas si difficile B ‘encaisser’ qu’on pourrait le croire, et le principe de l’incertitude, et la relativitC de 1’Espace et du...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1940) 1 (2): 215–241.
Published: 01 June 1940
... servir 6 l’Hiistoire d’un genre de polypes d’Eau Douce, 6 Brm en forme de Cornes, Leiden, Verbeck, 4 vols., reprinted at Paris, Durand, 1744, 2 vols. 7 RenC Antoine Ferchault de RCaumur, 1683-1757, geometrician, physicist, naturalist, inventor of the thermometer that bears his name...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2016) 77 (3): 297–319.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dominant empiricist positivism that no longer prevails even in the sciences. Although one can count on journalistic diatribes about the humanities to give caricatures of positivism a feeble but persistent lease on life, physicists since Werner Heisenberg have declared that there is no such thing...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2001) 62 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 December 2001
... a compelling case, not so much for what did or did not take place during them as for the underlying factors structuring the events, much like the physicist’s notion of an event horizon. As Michael North argues in this issue, focusing on a sin- gle year allows...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1943) 4 (4): 413–431.
Published: 01 December 1943
...” and “phoneme,” the task of the linguist must be, not to catalogue the sounds which physicists can register with their apparatuses, but to inquire into the problem: which sounds are conceived as distinct by a com- munity, and which groupings of phonemes are possible there? Rut scant attention...
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Modern Language Quarterly (2009) 70 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., it is necessary to note, in alienating the academic Left from mainstream progressive politics, nowhere more so than in the “science wars,” in which the scientific moderate Left took cultural materialists to task for overstepping the bounds of their expertise in critiquing science from, as the physicist...