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
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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 origin of the name, and perhaps the concept is traced back to Greece.
Somewhere in Attica in Greece lived a robber whose name was Procrustes. His
house was so well positioned besides the road such that he was frequented by
visitors who ...

Geospatial Algebraic Computations

Author: Joseph L. Awange
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319254650
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9.2 Procrustes: Origin and Applications 9.2.1 Procrustes and the Magic Bed The
origin of the name, and perhaps the concept is traced back to Greece.
Somewhere in Attica in Greece lived a robber whose name was Procrustes. His
house was so well positioned besides the road such that he was frequented by
visitors who had to spend the night. 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.

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. All the same, the visitors were somehow forced in some “magic” way to fit
into the magic bed. This was not done by adjusting the bed, but to the contrary its
occupants! Procrustes devised ways to fit his quests onto his bed. Guests who
were ...

Incerto

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 0399590455
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THE BED OF PROCRUSTES "Taleb's crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems."--Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb's major ideas in ways you least expect.

Incerto 4 Book Bundle

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812997697
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THE BED OF PROCRUSTES “Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times This collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses Taleb’s major ideas in ways you least expect.

Minimus Pupil S Book

Author: Barbara Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521659604
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However, before he sailed to Crete, Theseus made a long journey to Athens,
through rough country infested with bandits and thieves. He began his career as
a hero by killing most of the wicked men he met on the way: the worst of these
villains was Procrustes. Procrustes kept a wayside inn, open to tired travellers.
He would give his guests a friendly welcome and treat them well... until night-time
. For when a weary traveller climbed into the bed Procrustes showed him, he was
doomed.

Tanglewood Tales

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 1606600265
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It is enough to say, that he quite cleared that part of the country of the robbers,
about whom King Pittheus had been so much alarmed. 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 hospitality, he invited his
guests to lie down; but if they happened to be shorter than the bed, this wicked
villain ...