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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 342–366.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Michael Braddick Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics” explores the place of legal agency in the political thought and activities of John Lilburne, one of the leading English Levellers of the seventeenth century. Protection of his rights as a freeborn...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay is a critical examination of the charge of self-refutation, particularly as leveled by orthodoxy-defending philosophers against those maintaining epistemologically unorthodox, especially relativistic or skeptical, views. Beginning...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 37–41.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to a brain domain of knowledge making. Understanding these dynamics, both at a discourse level and at a brain level, this piece suggests, may provide a useful case for a contemporary discussion of relativism. Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... supposed “levels” of taste. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Devalued Currency, Part 1 Canonicity and Collegiality “Other” Composers, 1790 – 1850 William Weber A paradigm shift occurred in musical culture in the early nineteenth...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 276–289.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of the communist regime in 1989. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this article shows that the protracted workings of the socialist elevation of work identity are expressed in this ritual that has developed under the auspices of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, while at the most conspicuous level, Bulgarian Orthodoxy...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of exemplary concrete cases. Doing so invariably results in a “redescription” of what is observed that explains the “meta” level of understanding that philosophy brings to whatever it discusses. In this sense, all that the post-truth condition does is turn everyone into a philosopher. 22. On the Scotist...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
... prisoner and his former torturer. The novelist's sensitivity to contending notions of collective guilt and collective victimhood serve to illustrate the complications that arise at the individual level when forgiveness is freely offered by a trauma survivor and roundly rejected by the agent of that trauma...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 196–235.
Published: 01 April 2015
... in the social sciences, but it falls short by failing to account for indigenous notions of and demands for harmony. Ethnographic data from rural Kyrgyzstan and the South Omo region of Ethiopia indicate that there are models of harmony active at various social levels and that harmony is a genuine concern...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Leighton Hazlehurst This essay explores ways in which cultures at different levels and in different historical circumstances employ different modes of discourse to deal with conflict and with ways to resolve it. The study is based on ethnographic observations of the Tsimshian myth of Asdiwal...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 277–283.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jack Zipes This essay proposes that storytelling be reintroduced into schools and universities, at all levels and in all languages, though in a new and quite particular way. Instead of traditional storytelling that reaffirms the values of a mindlessly competitive and materialist world, the author...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 356–362.
Published: 01 April 2011
.... More profoundly, Atwood's widely shared commonsense impression that consumer debt is a measure of self-indulgence does not hold up empirically. It turns out that our unprecedented levels of household indebtedness were overwhelmingly a function of nondiscretionary spending. Even as Americans owed one...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... levels of debt, to whom was all this wealth owed? How does the shadow of debt affect economic behavior? Since debt forms the basis of further lending, debt increases through a multiplier effect without corresponding assets, which leads to an unstable system of virtuous or vicious cycles, and debt takes...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... deadlocks that Smith so elegantly helps put to rest (relativists vs. positivists, etc.); namely, a manner of debate in which a generalized relativity of thinking, including the relativity of that thought itself, would make a merit of academic opposition at all levels. This piece suggests, in other words...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 518–529.
Published: 01 August 2013
... America has remained unstable. A central question underlying the history of race in the United States is how people could acknowledge the incoherence of racial categories while still structuring their lives, communities, politics, and culture around the idea of race. At a fundamental level, race has...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... environments, both anthropology and STS currently experience heightened levels of uncertainty about theories and methods, means and ends. In this context, the emergence and vigor of a number hybrid positions, eschewing traditional separations between facts and values, the conceptual and the empirical...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 January 2020
... one, arguing that the message itself is not wholly the artist s. By emergence, he means the way in which the interactions of simple behaviors at one level of a complex system can prompt unpredictable events at a higher level of the system that are qualitatively different from anything that exists...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 447–449.
Published: 01 September 2022
... guises: as atomic and subatomic particle manipulators, as feedback and parallel-processing experts, as messengers who can travel faster than the speed of light, as computer-code spies, gene and bit selectors in evolution and in informatics, as triggers of cascades from the nano level to the level of full...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 171–172.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... By emergence, he means the way in which the interactions of simple behaviors at one level of a complex system can prompt unpredictable events at a higher level of the system that are qualitatively different from anything that exists at the lower level. He applies this concept to the pictorial mechanics...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Ethnographic replication works at multiple levels. In my study, replication study,my replication atIn levels. works multiple replication Ethnographic...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to any case being investigated or any operation that was to be overseen or regulated. With a larger pool, the possibility of selecting genuinely disinterested agents increases. A democratic solution to the problems of corruption, one in which the citizenry as a whole have had some input and some level...