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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 89-106.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Nathan Brown Copyright © 2010 Qui Parle 2010 Absent Blue Wax (Rationalist Empiricism) nathan brown Very well then; just this once let us give [the mind] a completely free rein, so that after a while, when it is time to tighten the reins, it may more readily submit to being...
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Qui Parle (2010) 19 (1): 221-223.
Published: 01 June 2010
... materialist poetics; Absent Blue Wax (Rational- ist Empiricism) considers the resurgence of rationalism in contemporary French philosophy in relation to various “radical empiricisms.” His arti- cles on contemporary philosophy and experimental poetry have appeared in Radical Philosophy, Parallax, How2...
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Qui Parle (2014) 22 (2): 69-99.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to other nineteenth-century mass entertainments—magic lantern shows, di- oramas, panoramas, fl ip books, wax museums, or toys that de- pended on the persistence of vision. British scientist Charles Wheatstone patented the fi rst modern stereoscope in 1838. In 1851, at the...
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Qui Parle (2006) 16 (1): 1-45.
Published: 01 June 2006
... with the remains of a popular paganism, quite present in the wax votives with which princely families cluttered the nave of the Basilica of Santa Croce, and which was as present in the cult of saints as in the almanacs sold in the markets. With which history...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 1-19.
Published: 01 June 2018
... presence is not uniform: it waxes and wanes, appears and disappears, throughout the text. Its modalities of appearance and disappearance as well as its usage, however, are remarkably consistent and coherent. First, for the most part, whenever expression appears, it appears suddenly and copiously, and...
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Qui Parle (2014) 23 (1): 77-107.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the metaphor for the Hobbesian sovereign was the umpire, this solution comes with its own metaphor: Od- ysseus’s idea to have himself bound to the mast so he could listen to the luring song of the sirens without succumbing to it, while he orders the rest of the crew to put wax in their ears.22...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 77-98.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in authentication practices. To authenticate, one possessed a distinctive and recognized seal (a piece of metal carved with heraldic animals or coats of arms and an inscription referring to the seal’s owner). The metal seal was pressed against hot wax, and the seal impression was attached to a...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 163-190.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 225-248.
Published: 01 December 2012
... vindicate spiritualism, Bergson accepted that understanding could no lon- ger be atemporal such that the past and the future are exactly like the present. Bergson waxed poetic about how life is in a constant state of fl ux, in which past, present, and future can be differenti...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 85-105.
Published: 01 June 2012
... quandaries, according to Perrault, could lie only in the rejection of Descartes’ wax-seal theory of sensation. Or put differently, instead of fi guring the body as a robot, a “new system” would have to assume the existence of “interior senses” that func- tion independently of the body organs reserved...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 15-43.
Published: 01 December 2016
... purchase. The question of when it does and doesn’t matter who might be looking in what way itself waxes and wanes in signifi cance. Likewise, there are both montage sequences and fl uid sequences; the editing is not par- ticularly predictable. So in what sense are the Port of Yokohama and the...
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Qui Parle (2009) 18 (1): 181-210.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., which is to evoke the “thus” of the process. For the function of the “thus” is no longer to clothe the “this,” as in this old image of metaphysics, still so tenaciously present in the image of Descartes approaching the fi re, denuding the ball of wax of its qualities...