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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 64–70.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Helen Verran This comment argues that Isabelle Stengers, in her article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” is justifiably concerned about the future of science in an imperium of commerce where epistemology has no clout. Agreeing with Stengers that we should focus attention on comparison...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 71–76.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Steven D. Brown This commentary on Isabelle Stengers's article, “Comparison as a Matter of Concern” is an assessment of her stance toward experimental psychology. At the various points in her work where she considers that discipline, she tends to accuse it of failing to embrace the “risk” that she...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Brit Ross Winthereik This commentary on Isabelle Stengers's article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” takes its entry point in a battle between comparisons: imposed comparisons, where extraneous, irrelevant criteria are laid down, and active, interested comparisons, where rapport is established...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Casper Bruun Jensen; Barbara Herrnstein Smith; G. E. R. Lloyd; Martin Holbraad; Andreas Roepstorff; Isabelle Stengers; Helen Verran; Steven D. Brown; Brit Ross Winthereik; Marilyn Strathern; Bruce Kapferer; Annemarie Mol; Morten Axel Pedersen; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Matei Candea; Debbora...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
...James J. Bono Abstract As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay elucidates how Isabelle Stengers's signature idea of an “ecology of practices” offers a way to establish claims to expertise and—within limits that are, in effect, the limits...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Casper Bruun Jensen Abstract Over the last decade, the Anthropocene has overrun the discourses of the humanities and social sciences. Remarkably, two of the most astute commentators, the cross‐disciplinary theorist Barbara Herrnstein Smith and the unorthodox philosopher Isabelle Stengers, find...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... way, Rorty relied heavily on the ideas of Thomas Kuhn. The article surveys the development of science studies since Kuhn's day, sketching an intellectual genealogy for Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, whose work addresses—much more directly than Rorty's—current concerns with the climate crisis...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2023
... antifoundationalism and postepistemology. Taken together, the work of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway has been less about rebalancing the relative and the objective, and more about redrawing the checkerboard of knowledge into “in-disciplinary” styles of empirical philosophy. These styles rely...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., on how his separation of causes and reasons retained a dualism of the “one world, many perspectives” model that elsewhere he rejected. This essay concludes that leading figures of science studies at the present time, notably Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway, better equip readers to move...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of science studies” (Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway), Gaskill finds that Rorty's persistent assumption of nature/culture and word/world dichotomies is politically dangerous and prevents his comprehending both distributed agency and the complexity of human entanglements with the nonhuman...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 437–438.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Isabelle Stengers Debaise Didier , Nature as Event: The Lure of the Possible , trans. Halewood Michael ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2017 ), 112 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 425.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isabelle Stengers; Jeffrey M. Perl Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Bouretz Pierre , D’un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co. ( Paris : Gallimard , 2010 ), 592 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isabelle Stengers; Jeffrey M. Perl The question of universalism versus relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always situated concern. The attempt starts from consideration...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers This piece is an answer to the responses of Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, and Brit Ross Winthereik to the author's article, “Comparison as a Matter of Concern.” She acknowledges the difficulty of her respondents to accept her claim that the sciences may be destroyed as many...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers The question of universalism and relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always-situated concern. The attempt starts from the consideration of modern...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 538.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Isabelle Stengers Latour Bruno , On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods , first chapter trans. Porter Catherine and MacLean Heather ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2010 ), 168 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 551–552.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Isabelle Stengers Bouretz Pierre , D'un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co ( Paris : Gallimard , 2010 ), 592 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 433–434.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Thibault De Meyer Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Savransky Martin , The Adventure of Relevance: An Ethics of Social Enquiry , with a foreword by Isabelle Stengers ( London : Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 ), 254 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 581–583.
Published: 01 August 2011
... preparing a translation of Isabelle Stengers’s book Thinking with Whitehead. Natalie Zemon Davis became, in 2010, the third member of the Common Knowledge editorial board to receive, from the Norwegian government, the Holberg International Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the humanities...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 486–487.
Published: 01 August 2021
... historiography (“the history of computational perfection”), and open paths for the future (“we are not at the end of the history of numbers”). By looking for the intelligence of actors—by treating actors politely, as Isabelle Stengers would say—the researcher renders himself and his readers more intelligent...