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An Experiment With Time

An Experiment With Time

  • Author: J W Dunne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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A series of strange, troubling precognitive dreams (including a vision of the then future catastrophic eruption of Mt. Pelee on the island of Martininque in 1902) led Dunne to re-evaluate the meaning and significance of dreams. Could dreams be a blend of memories of past and future events? What was most upsetting about his dreams was that they contradicted the accepted model of time as a series of events flowing only one way: into the future. What if time wasn't like that at all? All of this prompted Dunne to think about time in an entirely new way. To do this, Dunne made, as he put it,"an extremely cautious" investigation in a "rather novel direction." He wanted to outline a provable way of accounting for multiple dimensions and precognition, that is, seeing events before they happen.

An Experiment with Time

An Experiment with Time

  • Author: John William Dunne
  • Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dreams
  • Page: 295
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Insomniac Dreams

Insomniac Dreams

Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691196907
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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First publication of an index-card diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams and subsequent daytime episodes, allowing the reader a glimpse of his innermost life.

Herd Behavior in Financial Markets: An Experiment with Financial Market Professionals

Herd Behavior in Financial Markets: An Experiment with Financial Market Professionals

  • Author: Marco Cipriani,Antonio Guarino
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Brokers
  • Page: 28
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We study herd behavior in a laboratory financial market with financial market professionals. We compare two treatments, one in which the price adjusts to the order flow so that herding should never occur, and one in which event uncertainty makes herding possible. In the first treatment, subjects herd seldom, in accordance with both the theory and previous experimental evidence on student subjects. A proportion of subjects, however, engage in contrarianism, something not accounted for by the theory. In the second treatment, the proportion of herding decisions increases, but not as much as theory suggests; moreover, contrarianism disappears altogether.

Reading the Times

Reading the Times

Temporality and History in Twentieth-Century Fiction

  • Author: Randall Stevenson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474432344
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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Wartime British writers took to the airwaves to reshape the nation and the Empire

Technical Report - Air Weather Service

Technical Report - Air Weather Service

  • Author: United States. Air Weather Service
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Meteorology in aeronautics
  • Page: N.A
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Cambridge and Vienna

Cambridge and Vienna

Frank P. Ramsey and the Vienna Circle

  • Author: Maria C. Galavotti
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402041012
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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The Institute Vienna Circle held a conference in Vienna in 2003, Cambridge and Vienna – Frank P. Ramsey and the Vienna Circle, to commemorate the philosophical and scientific work of Frank Plumpton Ramsey (1903–1930). This Ramsey conference provided not only historical and biographical perspectives on one of the most gifted thinkers of the Twentieth Century, but also new impulses for further research on at least some of the topics pioneered by Ramsey, whose interest and potential are greater than ever. Ramsey did pioneering work in several fields, practitioners of which rarely know of his important work in other fields: philosophy of logic and theory of language, foundations of mathematics, mathematics, probability theory, methodology of science, philosophy of psychology, and economics. There was a focus on the one topic which was of strongest mutual concern to Ramsey and the Vienna Circle, namely the question of foundations of mathematics, in particular the status of logicism. Although the major scientific connection linking Ramsey with Austria is his work on logic, to which the Vienna Circle dedicated several meetings, certainly the connection which is of greater general interest concerns Ramsey's visits and discussions with Wittgenstein. Ramsey was the only important thinker to actually visit Wittgenstein during his school-teaching career in Puchberg and Ottertal in the 1920s, in Lower Austria; and later, Ramsey was instrumental in getting Wittgenstein positions at Cambridge.

Encyclopedia of Prophecy

Encyclopedia of Prophecy

  • Author: Geoffrey Ashe
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576070794
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 291
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A definitive, factual, A–Z reference guide offering a global perspective on the role of prophecy in world history, religion, folklore, and literature. * More than 100 entries on prophets and prophecies from the Antichrist to Yevgeny Zamyatin, the Russian author whose writings influenced Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and George Orwell's 1984 * Extensive illustrations with drawings and diagrams including engravings from William Blake's so-called prophetic books and depictions of the ten incarnations of Vishnu * Numerous photographs of writers such as D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, and E. M. Forster; spiritual leaders such as Madame Blavatsky, founder of Theosophy; and Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism * A bibliography as a guide for extended research

Rumer Godden

Rumer Godden

International and Intermodern Storyteller

  • Author: Dr Lucy Le-Guilcher,Dr Phyllis B Lassner
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409475794
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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From 1929 to 1997, Rumer Godden published more than 60 books, including novels, biographies, children's books, and poetry; this is the first collection devoted to this important transnational writer. Focusing on Godden's writing from the 1930s onward, the contributors uncover the breadth and variety of the literary landscape on display in works such as Black Narcissus, The Lady and the Unicorn, A Fugue in Time, and The River. Often drawing on her own experiences living in India and Britain, Godden establishes a diverse narrative topography that allows her to engage with issues related to her own uncertain position as an author representing such nomadic Others as gypsies, or taking up the displacements brought about by international conflict. Recognizing that studies of the transnational must consider the condition of enforced and elected exile within the changing political and cultural borders of postcolonial nations, the contributors position Godden with respect to different and overlapping fields of inquiry: modern literary history; colonial, postcolonial, and transnational studies; inter-media studies; and children's literature. Taken together, the essays in this volume demonstrate the richness and variety of Godden's writing and render the myriad ways in which Godden is an important critical presence in mid-twentieth-century fiction.