As common crimes do not generally lend themselves to what is properly mystery, or, at any rate, to the sort of mystery which is susceptible of intellectual decipherment
, the crime devised by the author of a detective story must be abnormal.
In fact the interpretation of dreams is completely analogous to the decipherment
of an ancient pictographic script such as Egyptian hieroglyphs.
Understanding images", she says "is a process that depends on our having learned to look and on a long-practiced skill in the decipherment
of visual and cultural signs" (Beard 1991:13).
GPS receivers are able to determine time through decipherment
of a code that is sent by both the satellite and the receiver at the same time.
discipline of decipherment
that privileges writing and reading
Whereas the narrator locates his exposures in a more limited fashion to those who cross his path, which occasions the tantalizing exercise of his faculty of decipherment
, the flaneur immerses himself in the crowd, yearning to loose himself in the alterity of the other: "C'est un moi insatiable du non-moi" (OC 2: 692), writes Baudelaire of the latter.
Inwardness, allied with a gnomic decipherment
of transcendence in the things of the world, supplants older, more hierarchical conceptions of reality.
The most dramatic insights have come as a result of the decipherment
of the Mesoamerican hieroglyphic writing system, aided in no small part by intensive archaeological investigations throughout the ancient Americas.
3) Michaud, in a permanent debate with commentators on Warburg, (4) argues that his theoretical heirs developed a domesticated iconology based on the decipherment
of symbols whereas he argues Warburg's project was remote from this level of positivist approach.
The most remarkable consequence of Winterbotham's 1974 revelations was that Marian Rejewski, a brilliant Polish mathematician who had first cracked the Enigma code in the 1930s and designed the machine called a bombe, which mechanised the process of decipherment
of the code, became aware for the first time of the wartime activities of Bletchley Park.
For instance, some discussion of the analogies and differences between Lombroso's thought and that of Paolo Mantegazza, with whom Lombroso shared many standpoints despite their conflictual relationship, could have highlighted in more detail (especially for those foreign readers who may wish to learn more about the Italian scientific background) the original and the derivative elements in Lombroso's treatment of women, his decipherment
of the body and his approach to material culture.
Moreover, the criteria evoked by Rothman and Keane in their reading of Cavell put the reader at considerable risk--to the extent that failing to follow Cavell is diagnosable as a failure of self-knowledge or decipherment
, though they hardly exempt themselves from that risk.
was one of the most important elements to the decipherment
181), both the decipherment
and the interpretation are open to question.
Since the modern decipherment
of cuneiform, we have learned a great deal about the setting of the Bible.