The Progressive Poetics Of Confusion In The French Enlightenment

Author: John C. O'Neal
Publisher: University of Delaware
ISBN: 1611490251
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The Progressive Poetics Of Confusion In The French Enlightenment from the Author: John C. O'Neal. In The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenment, John C. O'Neal draws largely on the etymological meaning of the word confusion as the action of mixing or blending in order to trace the development of this project which, he claims, aimed to reject dogmatic thinking in all of its forms and recognized the need to embrace complexity. Eighteenth-century thinkers used the notion of confusion in a progressive way to reorganize social classes, literary forms, metaphysical substances, scientific methods, and cultural categories such as taste and gender. In this new work, O'Neal explores some of the paradoxes of the Enlightenment's theories of knowledge. Each of the chapters in this book attempts to address the questions raised by the eighteenth century's particular approach to confusion as a paradoxical reorganizing principle for the period's progressive agenda. Perhaps the most paradoxical thinker of his times, Diderot occupies a central place in this study of confusion. Other authors include Marivaux, CrZbillon, Voltaire, and Pinel, among others. Rousseau and Sade serve as counterexamples to this kind of enlightenment but ultimately do not so much oppose the period's poetics of confusion as they complement it. The final chapter on Sade combines contemporary discussions of politics, society, culture, philosophy, and science in an encyclopedic way that at once reflects the entire period's tendencies and establishes important differences between Sade's thinking and that of the mainstream philosophes. Ultimately, confusion serves, O'Neal argues, as an overarching positive notion for the Enlightenment and its progressive ideals.

The Cambridge History Of French Literature

Author: William Burgwinkle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521897866
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The Cambridge History Of French Literature from the Author: William Burgwinkle. The most comprehensive history of literature written in French ever produced in English.

Singularities In Gravitational Systems

Author: Daniel Benest
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540480099
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Singularities In Gravitational Systems from the Author: Daniel Benest. Chaos theory plays an important role in modern physics and related sciences, but -, the most important results so far have been obtained in the study of gravitational systems applied to celestial mechanics. The present set of lectures introduces the mathematical methods used in the theory of singularities in gravitational systems, reviews modeling techniques for the simulation of close encounters and presents the state of the art about the study of diffusion of comets, wandering asteroids, meteors and planetary ring particles. The book will be of use to researchers and graduate students alike.

Workflows For E Science

Author: Ian J. Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846287572
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Workflows For E Science from the Author: Ian J. Taylor. This is a timely book presenting an overview of the current state-of-the-art within established projects, presenting many different aspects of workflow from users to tool builders. It provides an overview of active research, from a number of different perspectives. It includes theoretical aspects of workflow and deals with workflow for e-Science as opposed to e-Commerce. The topics covered will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners.

Decolonizing Christianity

Author: Darcie Fontaine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107118174
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Decolonizing Christianity from the Author: Darcie Fontaine. This book traces Christianity's change from European imperialism's moral foundation to a voice of political and social change during decolonization.

Recent Advances In Boundary Element Methods

Author: George Manolis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402097107
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Recent Advances In Boundary Element Methods from the Author: George Manolis. This volume, dedicated to Professor Dimitri Beskos, contains contributions from leading researchers in Europe, the USA, Japan and elsewhere, and addresses the needs of the computational mechanics research community in terms of timely information on boundary integral equation-based methods and techniques applied to a variety of fields. The contributors are well-known scientists, who also happen to be friends, collaborators as past students of Dimitri Beskos. Dimitri is one the BEM pioneers who started his career at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, USA, in the 1970s and is now with the University of Patras in Patras, Greece. The book is essentially a collection of both original and review articles on contemporary Boundary Element Methods (BEM) as well as on the newer Mesh Reduction Methods (MRM), covering a variety of research topics. Close to forty contributions compose an over-500 page volume that is rich in detail and wide in terms of breadth of coverage of the subject of integral equation formulations and solutions in both solid and fluid mechanics.

The Perils Of Belonging

Author: Peter Geschiere
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226289664
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The Perils Of Belonging from the Author: Peter Geschiere. Despite being told that we now live in a cosmopolitan world, more and more people have begun to assert their identities in ways that are deeply rooted in the local. These claims of autochthony—meaning “born from the soil”—seek to establish an irrefutable, primordial right to belong and are often employed in politically charged attempts to exclude outsiders. In The Perils of Belonging, Peter Geschiere traces the concept of autochthony back to the classical period and incisively explores the idea in two very different contexts: Cameroon and the Netherlands. In both countries, the momentous economic and political changes following the end of the cold war fostered anxiety over migration. For Cameroonians, the question of who belongs where rises to the fore in political struggles between different tribes, while the Dutch invoke autochthony in fierce debates over the integration of immigrants. This fascinating comparative perspective allows Geschiere to examine the emotional appeal of autochthony—as well as its dubious historical basis—and to shed light on a range of important issues, such as multiculturalism, national citizenship, and migration.

Hybrid Systems Computation And Control

Author: Maria D. Di Benedetto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540453512
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Hybrid Systems Computation And Control from the Author: Maria D. Di Benedetto. This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Hybrid - stems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2001) held in Rome, Italy on March 28-30, 2001. The Workshop on Hybrid Systems attracts researchers from in- stry and academia interested in modeling, analysis, synthesis, and implemen- tion of dynamic and reactive systems involving both discrete (integer, logical, symbolic) and continuous behaviors. It is a forum for the discussion of the - test developments in all aspects of hybrid systems, including formal models and computational representations, algorithms and heuristics, computational tools, and new challenging applications. The Fourth HSCC International Workshop continues the series of workshops held in Grenoble, France (HART’97), Berkeley, California, USA (HSCC’98), N- megen, The Netherlands (HSCC’99), and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (HSCC 2000). Proceedings of these workshops have been published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series by Springer-Verlag. In line with the beautiful work that led to the design of the palace in which the workshop was held, Palazzo Lancellotti in Rome, resulting from the col- boration of many artists and architects of di erent backgrounds, the challenge faced by the hybrid system community is to harmonize and extract the best from two main research areas: computer science and control theory.

Computer Security Esorics 2009

Author: Michael Backes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642044441
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Computer Security Esorics 2009 from the Author: Michael Backes. This book constitutes the proceedings of the 14th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security, ESORICS 2009, held in Saint-Malo, France, in September 2009. The 42 papers included in the book were carefully reviewed and selected from 220 papers. The topics covered are network security, information flow, language based security, access control, privacy, distributed systems security, security primitives, web security, cryptography, protocols, and systems security and forensics.

Data Mining

Author: Robert Stahlbock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441912800
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Data Mining from the Author: Robert Stahlbock. Over the course of the last twenty years, research in data mining has seen a substantial increase in interest, attracting original contributions from various disciplines including computer science, statistics, operations research, and information systems. Data mining supports a wide range of applications, from medical decision making, bioinformatics, web-usage mining, and text and image recognition to prominent business applications in corporate planning, direct marketing, and credit scoring. Research in information systems equally reflects this inter- and multidisciplinary approach, thereby advocating a series of papers at the intersection of data mining and information systems research. This special issue of Annals of Information Systems contains original papers and substantial extensions of selected papers from the 2007 and 2008 International Conference on Data Mining (DMIN’07 and DMIN’08, Las Vegas, NV) that have been rigorously peer-reviewed. The issue brings together topics on both information systems and data mining, and aims to give the reader a current snapshot of the contemporary research and state of the art practice in data mining.