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The Parallax View

The Parallax View [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262265184
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Publisher: MIT Press
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In Žižek's long-awaited magnum opus, he theorizes the "parallax gap" in the ontological, the scientific, and the political—and rehabilitates dialectical materialism. The Parallax View is Slavoj Žižek's most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Žižek himself describes it as his magnum opus. Parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object, caused by a change in observational position. Žižek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Žižek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. Modes of parallax can be seen in different domains of today's theory, from the wave-particle duality in quantum physics to the parallax of the unconscious in Freudian psychoanalysis between interpretations of the formation of the unconscious and theories of drives. In The Parallax View, Žižek, with his usual astonishing erudition, focuses on three main modes of parallax: the ontological difference, the ultimate parallax that conditions our very access to reality; the scientific parallax, the irreducible gap between the phenomenal experience of reality and its scientific explanation, which reaches its apogee in today's brain sciences (according to which "nobody is home" in the skull, just stacks of brain meat—a condition Žižek calls "the unbearable lightness of being no one"); and the political parallax, the social antagonism that allows for no common ground. Between his discussions of these three modes, Žižek offers interludes that deal with more specific topics—including an ethical act in a novel by Henry James and anti-anti-Semitism. The Parallax View not only expands Žižek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work. Philosophical and theological analysis, detailed readings of literature, cinema, and music coexist with lively anecdotes and obscene jokes.


Parallax [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000154939
Author: Igor Cassar,Mark Dawson,Eve Kalyva
Publisher: Routledge
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Parallax by Igor Cassar,Mark Dawson,Eve Kalyva Book Resume:

This book presents themed issues to provoke exploratory, interdisciplinary thinking and response. It provides a forum for a wide spectrum of perspectives on a topical question or concern. The book will be of interest to those working in cultural studies, critical theory, and cultural history.


Parallax [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486315916
Author: Alan W. Hirshfeld
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Lively, well-illustrated history of measuring the distance to the stars features fascinating historical characters, from ancient Greeks to 19th-century scientists. Will appeal to general readers and amateur and professional astronomers. 2002 edition.

The Parallax from Hell

The Parallax from Hell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781469798332
Author: Douglas L. Laubach
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Parallax from Hell by Douglas L. Laubach Book Resume:

Is there no sympathy for the Devil? Misunderstood and vilified by the worlds major religions, Satan has decided to strike back at his accusers. In his own words, Satan makes the case that he is only carrying out Gods commands and that he is unjustly blamed for the woes of the world. Simultaneously controversial and entertaining, The Parallax from Hell delivers a new perspective of religious doctrine from the point of view of Gods fallen angel, Satan. Aided by his unwitting accomplice, Satan examines the tenants of the major organized religions, giving first a generic summary of their respective beliefs and then following up with his own very different slant. To take care of the credibility problem, he even footnotes his sources for skeptics. Tongue in cheek at times, Satan makes his case and then enlists his minions in Hell to contribute short essays and commentary. The result is a comprehensive analysis that covers not only religion, but history, theology, science, and philosophy. Wry and engaging, Satans observations challenge you to think critically about your religiously held assumptions as well as the beliefs of other organized religions. Definitely not your ordinary theological critique, The Parallax from Hell seeks to serve as an unorthodox vehicle for opening hearts and minds.

The Parallax

The Parallax [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781458200570
Author: Donald R. Rickert, PhD
Publisher: Abbott Press
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The Parallax by Donald R. Rickert, PhD Book Resume:

We’ve all been there—times when tumultuous events collide with our lives, sending us down an uncertain path of anger, fear, confusion, and despair. What exactly is the secret to effectively managing these difficult situations when they arise? In The Parallax, Donald Rickert, PhD, relies on his extensive teaching and research experience as he shares a compelling story of restitution and forgiveness with the goal of teaching others, through his characters’ examples, how to effectively manage change and improve personal effectiveness. As Atlanta police captain Francis Ryan Beck and his wife, Sarah, celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary in a cabin in the Colorado Rockies, catastrophic world events interrupt their plans and force a reexamination of their relationship. As Frank and Sarah learn to see things differently, they not only begin changing their self-limited paradigms, but also begin affecting those around them in profound ways. The Parallax provides hope and helps others discover their own personal stories, ultimately enabling the kind of positive change that encourages a new way of looking at life and those we love.

Parallax of Growth

Parallax of Growth [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 150950625X
Author: Ole Bjerg
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Parallax of Growth by Ole Bjerg Book Resume:

Parallax of Growth explores the ideas of economy and ecology and the factors that have put them on a collision course. Bjerg argues that our current mode of economic organization is characterized by an inherent debt drive, whereby the creation of money through the issuance of commercial bank credit has locked our economy into a vicious circle of forced growth and increasing debt. Parallax of Growth is not a catalogue of solutions to the ecological or the economic crisis. The book aims to shift the inquiry from what shall we do? to why have we not already done it? In order to address the challenges of our contemporary times of crisis, we need to understand how the idea of growth is deeply ingrained in the ideology as well as the organization of our society. The book aims to open the space for philosophical thinking about this important issue.

The Cyborg Subject

The Cyborg Subject [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137584491
Author: Garfield Benjamin
Publisher: Springer
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The Cyborg Subject by Garfield Benjamin Book Resume:

This book outlines a new conception of the cyborg in terms of consciousness as the parallax gap between physical and digital worlds. The contemporary subject constructs its own internal reality in the interplay of the Virtual and the Real. Reinterpreting the work of Slavoj Žižek and Gilles Deleuze in terms of the psychological and ontological construction of the digital, alongside the philosophy of quantum physics, this book offers a challenge to materialist perspectives in the fluid cyberspace that is ever permeating our lives. The inclusion of the subject in its own epistemological framework establishes a model for an engaged spectatorship of reality. Through the analysis of online media, digital art, avatars, computer games and science fiction, a new model of cyborg culture reveals the opportunities for critical and creative interventions in the contemporary subjective experience, promoting an awareness of the parallax position we all occupy between physical and digital worlds.

Earth Not a Globe

Earth Not a Globe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465579303
Author: Parallax (Samuel Birley Rowbotham)
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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Zetetic Astronomy

Zetetic Astronomy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Samuel Birley Rowbotham,Parallax
Publisher: Ravenio Books
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Zetetic Astronomy by Samuel Birley Rowbotham,Parallax Book Resume:

This classic includes the following chapters: I. Zetetic and Theoretic Defined and ComparedII. Experiments Demonstrating the True Form of Standing Water, and Proving the Earth to Be a PlaneIII. The Earth No Axial or Orbital MotionIV. The True Form and Magnitude of the EarthV. The True Distance of the SunVI. The Sun's Motion, Concentric With the Polar CentreVII. The Sun's Path Expands and Contracts Daily for Six Months AlternatelyVIII. Cause of Day and Night, Winter and Summer; And the Long altErnations of Light and Darkness at The Northern CentreIX. Cause of Sunrise and SunsetX. Cause of Sun Appearing Larger When Rising and Setting Than at NoondayXI. Cause of Solar and Lunar EclipsesXII. The Cause of TidesXIII. The Earth's True Position in the Universe; Comparatively Recent Formation; Present Chemical Condition; And Approaching Destruction by FireXIV. Examination of the So-Called "Proofs" Of the Earth's Rotundity.—Why a Ship's Hull Disappears Before the Mast-HeadXV. General Summary—Application—Cui Bono"Parallax" And His Teachings. Opinions of the Press

Seeing Red

Seeing Red [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1934043524
Author: Pauline Sameshima
Publisher: Cambria Press
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Seeing Red by Pauline Sameshima Book Resume:

A brilliant and daring piece of scholarship, this book will raise eyebrows and spark much debate. It does not simply break new ground, it breaks all the rules ultimately compelling us to examine and embrace scholarship in fresh, innovative ways. Seeing Red is based on Pauline Sameshima's doctoral dissertation, Winner of the 2007 Arts Based Educational Research (ABER) Outstanding Dissertation Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). This award is for the best dissertation that explores, is an exemplar of, and pushes the boundaries of arts based educational research. The book showcases a PhD dissertation written in the form of an epistolary bildungsroman a didactic novel of personal developmental journeying. The work is a fiction (letters from a graduate student to the professor she is in love with) embedded in developmental understanding of living the life of a teacher researcher. The work shares the possibilities of how artful research informs processes of scholarly inquiry and honours the reader's multi-perspective as integral to the research project's transformative potential. Parallax is the apparent change of location of an object against a background due to a change in observer position or perspective shift. The concept of parallax encourages researchers and teachers to acknowledge and value the power of their own and their readers and students' shifting subjectivities and situatedness which directly influence the constructs of perception, interpretation, and learning. The novel format ties themes and characters together just as storytelling can bind theory and practice. Norman Denzin (2005) supports the pedagogical and libratory nature of the critical democratic storytelling imagination. He hails this book as ..". bold, innovative, a wild, transformative text, ... almost unruly, a new vision for critical, reflexive inquiry." The love story and issues of teacher/learner role boundaries are controversial and largely unspoken of in educational settings and the letter format is voyeuristic. In this sense, the audience is being given a peek, a look at the unrevealed. One of the advantages of the epistolary novel is its semblance of reality and the difficulty for readers to distinguish the text from genuine correspondence (Wurzbach, 1969). The genre allows the reader access to the writing character's intimate thoughts without perceived interference from the author's manipulation and conveys events with dramatic and sensational immediacy (Carafi, 1997)."

Evolution of Synthetic Pathways

Evolution of Synthetic Pathways [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9813104988
Author: Tse-Lok Ho
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
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Evolution of Synthetic Pathways by Tse-Lok Ho Book Resume:

Organic synthesis is essential to creating new materials. While synthetic design has reached a high level of sophistication, many details remain unplannable. To become proficient in organic synthesis, one must study case histories in the same way as a lawyer does. Attention must be paid to overcoming stumbling blocks as one prepares himself to meet future challenges of similar kinds. This book discusses many important syntheses, with emphasis on the need for detours and ways leading back to the main pathways. It thus focuses on one of the most important aspects of organic synthesis, which virtually none of the synoptic literature addresses.

Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8

Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0071822321
Author: Donald Norris
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 by Donald Norris Book Resume:

Build a custom multirotor aircraft! Build and customize radio-controlled quadcopters that take off, land, hover, and soar. Build Your Own Quadcopter: Power Up Your Designs with the Parallax Elev-8 features step-by-step assembly plans and experiments that will have you launching fully functioning quadcopters in no time. Discover how to connect Elev-8 components, program the microcontroller, use GPS, and safely fly your quadcopter. This fun, do-it-yourself guide fuels your creativity with ideas for radical enhancements, including return-to-home functionality, formation flying, and even artificial intelligence! Understand the principles that govern how quadcopters fly Explore the parts included in your Parallax Elev-8 kit Follow illustrated instructions and assemble a basic 'copter Connect the Parallax chip to a PC and write Spin and C programs Build radio-controlled systems that minimize interference Add GPS and track your aircraft through Google Earth Beam flight information to smartphones with WiFi and XBee technology Mount cameras and stream real-time video back to the ground Train to safely operate a quadcopter using flight simulation software

Game Engine Gems 2

Game Engine Gems 2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439869774
Author: Eric Lengyel
Publisher: CRC Press
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Game Engine Gems 2 by Eric Lengyel Book Resume:

This book, the second volume in the popular Game Engine Gems series, contains short articles that focus on a particular technique, describe a clever trick, or offer practical advice within the subject of game engine development. The 31 chapters cover three broad categories-graphics and rendering, game engine design, and systems programming. Profess

The Symbolic, the Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek's Theory of Film

The Symbolic, the Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek's Theory of Film [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137110740
Author: M. Flisfeder
Publisher: Springer
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The Symbolic, the Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek's Theory of Film by M. Flisfeder Book Resume:

Returning to questions about ideology and subjectivity, Flisfeder argues that Slavoj Žižek's theory of film aims to re-politicize film studies and film theory, bringing cinema into the fold of twenty-first century politics.

Reading Donald Trump

Reading Donald Trump [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319931792
Author: Jeremy Kowalski
Publisher: Springer
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Reading Donald Trump by Jeremy Kowalski Book Resume:

This book provides a scholarly assessment and analysis of the Trump campaign and early presidency. This assessment and analysis is important not only to help provide some coherence to the turbulent and unpredictable character of “Trumpism,” but to contribute to establishing a scholarly foundation for future works that will provide assessments of the Trump presidency in its mid and later stages. Given the divisive and destructive capacity of “Trumpism” and its political and social implications both domestically and internationally, understanding the distinctive political phenomenon of “Trumpism” is necessary if resistance to this transformative moment in American political history is to be successful. This book collects a series of short scholarly contributions on various themes related to “Trumpism” by scholars from disciplines in both the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Fiber Optics Weekly Update

Fiber Optics Weekly Update [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: ,
Publisher: Information Gatekeepers Inc
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The Language Parallax

The Language Parallax [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0292762526
Author: Paul Friedrich
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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The Language Parallax by Paul Friedrich Book Resume:

Humankind has always been fascinated and troubled by the way languages and dialects differ. Linguistically based differences in point of view have preoccupied many original minds of the past, such as Kant, and remain at the forefront of language study: in philosophy, anthropology, literary criticism, and other fields. Paul Friedrich's The Language Parallax argues persuasively that the "locus and focus" of differences among languages lies not so much in practical or rational aspects as in the complexity and richness of more poetic dimensions—in the nuances of words, or the style and voice of an author. This poetic reformulation of what has been called "linguistic relativism" is grounded in the author's theory of the imagination as a main source of poetic indeterminacy. The reformulation is also based on the intimate relation of the concentrated language of poetry to the potential or possibilities for poetry in ordinary conversation, dreams, and other experiences. The author presents challenging thoughts on the order and system of language in their dynamic relation to indeterminacy and, ultimately, disorder and chaos. Drawing on his considerable fieldwork in anthropology and linguistics, Friedrich interweaves distinct and provocative elements: the poetry of language difference, the indeterminacy in dialects and poetic forms, the discovery of underlying orders, the workings of different languages, the strength of his own poetry. The result is an innovative and organic whole. The Language Parallax, then, is a highly original work with a single bold thesis. It draws on research and writing that has involved, in particular, English, Russian, and the Tarascan language of Mexico, as well as the personal and literary study of the respective cultures. Anthropologist, linguist, and poet, Friedrich synthesizes from his experience in order to interrelate language variation and structure, the creative individual, ideas of system-in-process, and questions of scientific and aesthetic truth. The result is a new view of language held to the light of its potentially creative nature.


Hominids [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429914635
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
Publisher: Macmillan
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Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer Book Resume:

Robert Sawyer's SF novels are perennial nominees for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, or both. Clearly, he must be doing something right since each one has been something new and different. What they do have in common is imaginative originality, great stories, and unique scientific extrapolation. His latest is no exception. Hominids is a strong, stand-alone SF novel, but it's also the first book of The Neanderthal Parallax, a trilogy that will examine two unique species of people. They are alien to each other, yet bound together by the never-ending quest for knowledge and, beneath their differences, a common humanity. We are one of those species, the other is the Neanderthals of a parallel world where they, not Homo sapiens, became the dominant intelligence. In that world, Neanderthal civilization has reached heights of culture and science comparable to our own, but is very different in history, society, and philosophy. During a risky experiment deep in a mine in Canada, Ponter Boddit, a Neanderthal physicist, accidentally pierces the barrier between worlds and is transferred to our universe, where in the same mine another experiment is taking place. Hurt, but alive, he is almost immediately recognized as a Neanderthal, but only much later as a scientist. He is captured and studied, alone and bewildered, a stranger in a strange land. But Ponter is also befriended-by a doctor and a physicist who share his questing intelligence and boundless enthusiasm for the world's strangeness, and especially by geneticist Mary Vaughan, a lonely woman with whom he develops a special rapport. Meanwhile, Ponter's partner, Adikor Huld, finds himself with a messy lab, a missing body, suspicious people all around, and an explosive murder trial that he can't possibly win because he has no idea what actually happened. Talk about a scientific challenge! Contact between humans and Neanderthals creates a relationship fraught with conflict, philosophical challenge, and threat to the existence of one species or the other-or both-but equally rich in boundless possibilities for cooperation and growth on many levels, from the practical to the esthetic to the scientific to the spiritual. In short, Robert J. Sawyner has done it again. Hominids is the winner of the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novel. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

3D Cinema

3D Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137378573
Author: Miriam Ross
Publisher: Springer
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3D Cinema by Miriam Ross Book Resume:

3D Cinema: Optical Illusions and Tactile Experiences questions the common frameworks used for discussing 3D cinema, realism and spectacle, in order to fully understand the embodied and sensory dimensions of 3D cinema's unique visuality.

Letters on Astronomy

Letters on Astronomy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Denison Olmsted
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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