Artificial slaves: intelligent tools/ rebellious agents -- Real human automata from the pre-empirical era -- Whole bodies: alchemy, cabala, and the embodiment of force -- Body parts: talking brass heads, dangerous knowledge, and Robert Greene's plays -- Prospero's ethereal prosthesis -- Doctor Faustus: losing control of the servant network -- Points of contact between artificial servants of yesterday and today.
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