מכל מלמדײ השכלתי (duchifat) wrote,
מכל מלמדײ השכלתי
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Наткнулся на интереснейшую диссертацию про время и часы в эпоху раннего ренессанса:
Brown, Christopher E. 2015. Writing Time: Dante, Petrarch, and Temporality. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/23845461

But it was William Paley, a century later in his Natural Theology, who argued for the existence of God by the argument of design
(the teleological argument), invoking the Watchmaker God as proof of a rational and orderly universe. Since a watch demonstrates the existence of a watchmaker, so too must the universe, a macrocosmic watch, demonstrate the existence of its own maker, a master
Craftsman.108 While Aquinas and Oresme had both applied the horologium to celestial motions and divine reason, these later conceptions stripped the universe of something essential: the love of God that set in motion, and permeated, the unfolding of all creation.

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If clockwork mechanisms had become bodies, then bodies, too, became clocks. In the Orloge amoureus (The Clock of Love), an allegorical poem composed around 1380, Jean Froissart c. 1337 – c. 1405) meticulously compares the emotions of a lover’s heart to the components
of a weight-driven mechanical clock. Influenced by Henry de Vick’s automatic striking clock, completed in 1370 for the Royal Palace of the Parisian court, Froissart styles a clock replete with a dial, or journal-wheel, of all twenty-four hours (“sont les heures vingt
et quartre descrites” [354]), and small bells that sound on each hour, day and night,

And, because [this first wheel] would go without governance
And all too swiftly and without restraint
Had it not something that from its unruliness
Should hinder it and bring it back to rule,
And by its due control should regulate it, –
For this, by proper art arranged,
There was a second wheel adjusted,
Which slows it down and makes it move
By governance and with restraint, to wit
By virtue of the foliot as well,
The which without cessation thus is moved:
One stroke to the right and then one to the left,
Nor may it nor it cannot be at rest;
Because by it this wheel is checked
And by true moderation stayed. (201-220)
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    Ничо так? На шкафу у меня над книгами по нанотехнологии и трибологии - алтарь Элегуа. 21 каждого месяца - его день.

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    NSF прислало анонимный опросник с вопросами о том, как я оценимаю их процесс рецензирования и присуждения грантов. Как обычно, ничего по существу…

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    Ну что, добавить мне в раздел благодарности статьи " M.N. thanks Eleguá for Abre Caminos"?

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