James Joyce's Ulysess and Finnegans Wake are mainly substantive and transitory, respectively, a distinction introduced by William James and fundamental to the principle of complementarity in quantum theory. In this first of two parts, XX of the 18 episodes of Ulysses are examined in detail to demonstrate the mix of substantive and transitory thought, which are as fundamental to Q methodology as to quantum theory.

Operant Subjectivity

William Stephenson. (1991). Ulysses and Finnegans Wake: A Q-Methodological Look at Profundity (Part I: Ulysses). Operant Subjectivity, 14(3), 89–105. doi:10.15133/j.os.1991.007