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Kyle Pivetti

the possibilities for surveillance and prediction alike. With this glass in hand, there is “ne ought in secret.” Digges is clear about such militaristic applications, often using ships at sea as examples in his explanations of triangulation. Digges promises to reveal all: “I minde to imparte with my

Volume 45, No. 1 Articles The Illusion of a Future: Early Modern Conceptions of the World to Come  1 John S. Garrison and Marissa Nicosia The Optics of Prediction in The Faerie Queene: Merlin’s Reflecting Telescope  7 Kyle Pivetti Ritual Time and Popular Expectations of Papal Rule in

Timothy A. Turner

” because, once Calyphas’s absence is noted, their father will be incensed and “Wrath kindled in the furnace of [Tamburlaine’s] breast / Will send a deadly lightning to his heart” (ll. 7, 9–10). The prediction, of course, turns out to be correct, and when Calyphas appears on stage, he offers a series of

From Fountain to Moleskine

The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Producibility

Maurizio Ferraris

case, then one might as well listen to trash. This is why modern music, contrary to Adorno’s prediction, has changed, becoming kinder, and above all realizing that innovation took place in the technical reproducibility typical of the low-level or medium-level music that Adorno ostracized. Normality is

Laurinda S. Dixon

, pp. 438-484, describes some of the many predictions of lunar eclipses from the years 1464 to 1500. Hermes Trismegistus, The Book of (he Quinte Essence (Or the 5th Being), Trans. F J. Furnivall, London 1965 (lst cd. 1460-76), p. 18. See n. 22 above. 57 Bonus, op.cit. n. 21 above, p. 392. 58 La Vérité

Adam Andrzejewski and Mateusz Salwa

predictions regarding our social, political, and economic life: if someone respects authority (e.g. government), then she or he is going to obey the authority’s will. For example, when an authority demands following an order (“Attack the castle!”) that we refuse to undertake, then disobeying such authority

John S. Garrison and Marissa Nicosia

-making for generations of writers just as Benjamin’s angel activates our thinking about past and future today. 12 The issue opens with Kyle Pivetti’s “The Optics of Prediction in The Faerie Queene : Merlin’s Reflecting Telescope.” In order to explore how ideas about the future and futurity were

Art and Adaptability

Consciousness and Cognitive Culture


Gregory F. Tague

Art and Adaptability argues for a co-evolution of theory of mind and material/art culture. The book covers relevant areas from great ape intelligence, hominin evolution, Stone Age tools, Paleolithic culture and art forms, to neurobiology. We use material and art objects, whether painting or sculpture, to modify our own and other people’s thoughts so as to affect behavior. We don’t just make judgments about mental states; we create objects about which we make judgments in which mental states are inherent. Moreover, we make judgments about these objects to facilitate how we explore the minds and feelings of others. The argument is that it’s not so much art because of theory of mind but art as theory of mind.

Gülru Necipoğlu

obligation of art historical research on the Islamic world, namely, cultivating the field’s interdisciplinarity by setting up problems and posing questions for “cultural and literary historians.” 11 
 Grabar made several perceptive predictions about future trends in the field, which until then had been

Samer Akkach

following prediction: 
 When Sīn [ = S, for Selim] enters Shīn [ = Sh, for Sham] there shall be revealed the grave of Muḥyi-l-Din. The reason for this allusion is what the Real has disclosed unto me, through direct divine informing, that our death will be in the protected city of Damascus, which is