Elective affinity

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(Chem.) a tendency to unite with certain things; chemism.

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Has the naturalist or chemist learned his craft, who has explored the gravity of atoms and the elective affinities, who has not yet discerned the deeper law whereof this is only a partial or approximate statement, namely that like draws to like, and that the goods which belong to you gravitate to you and need not be pursued with pains and cost?
The Daily Beast quoted Spencer saying: "Breitbart has elective affinities with the Alt Right, and the Alt Right has clearly influenced Breitbart; In this way, Breitbart has acted as a 'gateway' to Alt Right ideas and writers.
The Daily Beast quoted Spencer saying:"Breitbart has elective affinities with the Alt Right, and the Alt Right has clearly influenced Breitbart .
So, too, Christian Weber examines the relation between scientific fact and poetic fiction by tracing the metaphor of elective affinities as it "transgresses the divide between matter and idea (spirit), fact and fiction, science and poetry" (99).
Eldridge proceeds by articulating the elective affinities between Kantian critical philosophy and Benjamin's modernist-materialist criticism as a story of "being a grown up.
Elective Affinities offers an impressive panorama of contemporary German art, featuring 77 artworks by 53 artists, and includes painting, sculptures, photographs, video installations, and a few examples of conceptual art produced from the late 1960s up to the present day.
We find new forms to express the same ancient ideas, and these forms shape our political affiliations, our romantic engagements, our elective affinities.
Indeed, Lambri's images stray provocatively from the usual documentation of Sun Tunnels, because she understands, through elective affinities, the transfiguration created by the light that reveals the profound and moving human sense of Holt's work.
For scholars of Italian modernism this is indeed a serious gap, since Bontempelli was a prolific and influential writer who was not just responsible for introducing and developing the concept of magic realism in an Italian context, but was quite present and well known in the intellectual scene of the 1920s and 1930s, and tied by friendship and elective affinities to other major literary and artistic figures such as Giorgio De Chirico, Alberto Savinio, and Luigi Pirandello.
In "Socialism and Occultism at the Fin de Siecle: Elective Affinities," Beaumont mounts a persuasive rebuttal to claims that nineteenth-century theosophists were aligned with a conservative, anti-socialist agenda: "The occult can be shaped by the hope of active social transformation as well as the despondent dream of actively escaping society altogether" (180).
vanden Heuvel--who, when not starring in plays, is principal of piece by piece productions--they have produced some of Off-Broadway's most talked about shows, including David Adjmi's Elective Affinities with Zoe Caldwell and most recently Martin Moran's All the Rage.
An afterward reflects on Jewish cosmopolitanism and elective affinities between it and Rapport's own project.