The Bed Of Procrustes

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141969245
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Every aphorism here is about a Procrustean bed of sorts - we humans, facing the limits of our knowledge, the unseen and the unknown, resolve the tension by squeezing life and the world into crisp commoditized ideas, reductive categories, ...

In Bed With Procrustes

Author: Patricia J. Thompson
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN:
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"In Bed with Procrustes: Feminism's Flirtation with Patriarchy" is the second volume in a -Hestia Trilogy-.

Solving Algebraic Computational Problems In Geodesy And Geoinformatics

Author: Joseph L. Awange
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540234258
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15, the general Procrustes algorithm will be presented and used to solve the 7-
parameter similarity transformation problem which is often encountered in
practice. 8.2 Procrustes: Origin and Applications 8.2.1 Procrustes and the Magic
Bed The ...

Algebraic Geodesy And Geoinformatics

Author: Joseph L. Awange
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642121241
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In his house, Procrustes also known as Damastes kept a special bed: So special
was the bed such that the visitors were required to fit in it. Unfortunately for
Procrustes, neither were all his visitors of the same height nor length of the magic
bed.

Minimus Pupil S Book

Author: Barbara Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521659604
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“You've obviously never heard this story,” replies Corinthus. “Let me tell you
about...” Procrustes! PROCRUSTES AND HIS TERRIBLE BED You've probably
heard of Theseus, the great Greek hero, and how he fought the Minotaur on the
island ...

Tanglewood Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 1606600265
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One of these bad people was named Procrustes; and he was indeed a terrible
fellow, and had an ugly way of making fun of the poor travellers who happened to
fall into his clutches. In his cavern he had a bed, on which, with great pretence of
 ...

Profiles Probabilities And Stereotypes

Author: Frederick F Schauer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674043243
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A roadside robber in the vicinity of Eleusis, Procrustes would invite passing
strangers in for an evening meal and a night's rest, promising each guest that he
would provide a bed that would fit them perfectly. What Procrustes did not
disclose, ...

The Rights Of Man To Property

Author: Thomas E. Skidmore
Publisher:
ISBN:
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... proceeds to say that " an agrarian law, ***#**»**#*## js as un_ natural, as it
would be, to reduce all men to the same stature, by stretching them on the bed of
Procrustes." I have myself objections to agrarian laws, especially in any form, ...

Gods And Heroes Or The Kingdom Of Jupiter

Author: Robert Edward Francillon
Publisher:
ISBN:
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That is the guest-bed," said Procrustes ; " and I hope it will fit you." " Fit us ? "
asked Theseus, puzzled. " Yes ; it is the law of the country that if the bed does not
fit the traveler, the traveler must be made to fit the bed. Do you try the bed first," he
 ...

Ethnopolitics In Cyberspace

Author: Robert A. Saunders
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739141945
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Procrustes would provide his guests with a fine meal and engaging conversation
before showing them to their quarters for the night. He promised a special treat
for his visitors: a bed with magical properties. Procrustes guaranteed that the bed
 ...