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The table of contents for our tenth-anniversary issue.

By Lapham’s Quarterly

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Winter 2018 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, States of Mind—marking ten years of publication—is now on newsstands. With original essays by Lewis H. Lapham, Noga Arikha, Anthony Gottlieb, Ferris Jabr, and Damion Searls; Voices in Time contributions by Diane Ackerman, Nick Bostrom, Denis Diderot, Nikolai Gogol, Hippocrates, Alice James, Lame Deer, Mao Zedong, Iris Murdoch, Alan Turing, Virginia Woolf, Simon Weil, and others; and art by Angela Bacon-Kidwell, Richard Misrach, and others.

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States of Mind, the tenth-anniversary issue of Lapham’s Quarterly.

INTRODUCTORY
Cover | Marble head from a female figure, Cycladic sculpture, c. 2700 BC
Program Notes | Among the Contributors
Map | The Untranslatables
Preamble | Lewis H. Lapham, The Enchanted Loom

VOICES IN TIME
Cognition
2004: Ithaca, NY | Diane Ackerman
c. 300 BC: Lu | Zhuangzi
1928: London | Virginia Woolf
c. 1476: Hangzhou | Chen Deyi
1887: Fray Bentos | Jorge Luis Borges
1891: Turin | Cesare Lombroso
1950: Manchester | Alan Turing
c. 400 BC: Athens | Plato
1837: Cambridge, MA | Ralph Waldo Emerson
1405: France | Christine de Pisan
c. 1840: St. Ogg’s | George Eliot
1897: Washington, DC | Alexander Crummell
1564: Naples | John Crowley
c. 77: Misenum | Pliny the Elder
1641: Leiden | René Descartes
c. 1022: Hamadan | Avicenna
1963: Beijing | Mao Zedong
c. 166: Antioch | Lucian
1967: Turin | Italo Calvino
1870: Paris | Edmond Goncourt
c. 500: Nanjing | Liu Xie
2015: New York City | Ron Padgett
1769: Paris | Denis Diderot
1975: Kochi | Katsuki Sekida
c. 1850: Itaguaí | Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
c. 164: Rome | Galen
1871: Downe | Charles Darwin
c. 20,000,000,000: Universe | Isaac Asimov

Cogitation
2014: Oxford | Nick Bostrom
c. 400 BC: Cos | Hippocrates
1985: London | Iris Murdoch
1764: Ferney | Voltaire
1833: Osaka | Oshio Heihachiro
c. 1906: St. Petersburg | Vladimir Nabokov
1482: Rouge-Cloître Abbey | Gaspar Ofhuys
1890: South Kensington | Alice James
1859: London | Florence Nightingale
1673: Paris | François Poullain de La Barre
2010: Hazelton-on-Hudson | Joyce Carol Oates
c. 1600 BC: Egypt | Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus
1957: Paris | Roland Barthes
c. 1843: Atlantic Ocean | Herman Melville
2010: Moscow | Garry Kasparov
1653: London | Margaret Cavendish
c. 1100: Tus | Al-Ghazali
1860: Paris | Charles Baudelaire
c. 500 BC: Taxila | Sangyé Gyatso
c. 1574: Aquitaine | Michel de Montaigne
1954: Owenstown | Shirley Jackson
1563: Cleves | Johann Weyer
1739: Anjou | David Hume
1854: Nantucket, MA | Maria Mitchell
2006: Kearney, NE | Richard Powers
1901: Frankfurt | Alois Alzheimer
1890: London | Oscar Wilde
2017: Bennington, VT | Mary Ruefle

Consciousness
2011: Boston | Sy Montgomery
1943: Brooklyn | Marianne Moore
c. 405: Cyrene | Synesius
1968: New York City | Daniel Ellsberg
c. 397: Hippo | Saint Augustine
1649: London | James Howell
1981: Cambridge, MA | Hilary Putnam
1609: Stratford-upon-Avon | William Shakespeare
c. 1943: England | Simone Weil
1835: St. Petersburg | Nikolai Gogol
c. 1230: China | Wumen Huikai
1992: Nigeria | Thomas Adeoye Lambo
1895: Paris | Gustave Le Bon
c. 1010: Kyoto | Murasaki Shikibu
1997: Los Angeles | Mark Salzman
1758: Voré | Claude-Adrien Helvétius
1973: Motabeng | Bessie Head
c. 500 BC: India | Samyutta Nikaya
1759: London | Samuel Johnson
c. 1375: England | The Cloud of Unknowing
1980: New York City | Kate Millett
2010: Iowa City | Marilynne Robinson
1845: Edinburgh | Thomas De Quincey
1972: Pine Ridge Reservation | Lame Deer

FURTHER REMARKS
Essays
The Person in the Ape | Ferris Jabr
Thoughts Made Visible | Noga Arikha
The Ghost and the Princess | Anthony Gottlieb
The Difficult Task of the Future | Damion Searls

Departments
Conversations | Dickinson, Solnit, Levi
Miscellany | Brain Food, Moon Men, Crystal Light
Glossary | Cuckoo, Fathom, Saudade
Sources | Readings & Art