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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 208.
Published: 01 January 2002
.... Professor MacGillivray’s book isn’t immune from that tendency, but it does offer us, in its central 100-plus pages, a full enough account of the Cretan excavations and reconstructions. One could wish to be able to search the details of larger illus- trations—they tend to come four or five to a page...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 43–68.
Published: 01 January 2016
...: Peace by Other Means, Part 5 CONFLICT, PEACE, AND SOCIAL REFORM IN INDIGENOUS AMAZONIA A Deflationary Account Carlos Fausto, Caco Xavier, and Elena Welper Translated by David Rodgers Past processes of intense sociocultural transformation in Amazonia, led by indig- enous...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 404.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ian Hacking; Jeffrey M. Perl Kuper Adam , Culture: The Anthropologist’s Account ( Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 1999 ), 298 pp. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 351–379.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of theory, the artist was also specific about the modes of spatial experience that he intended his canvases to inaugurate for a beholder. A detailed phenomenological account of how, in particular cases, the perceptual effects of Newman's paintings are created, both technically and artistically, helps...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Carolyn Richardson This article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies,” criticizes a prominent form of philosophical account of rational activity. Rational activity includes actions as varied as kicking a soccer ball and speaking a language. The philosophical accounts...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish This article is an ethnographic account of the speculative thought of Jane Roberts, a spirit medium or “channel,” important in New Age religion for the books that she dictated at the behest of a personality named “Seth.” At first, she tried to understand her strange subjectivity...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 62–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... not be assessed by reason and logic alone, she holds, and they should not be understood solely in terms of their propositional content. She acknowledges that full understanding employs the imagination and takes account of metaphor. However, some critics may be less willing to accept Zwicky's suggestion...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 501–524.
Published: 01 April 2019
... explicitly nationalist positions, ascribing defined identities and “fates” to disparate peoples, and seeks to offer a “two-sided and equitable” account of the “sins” and historical “guilt” of both Russians and Jews. He seeks to establish “mutually accessible and benevolent paths along which Russian-Jewish...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 229–238.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ermanno Bencivenga A logic is a doctrine of the logos, that is, of meaningful discourse; hence the first thing we expect from it is an account of what makes the logos meaningful — of what a meaning is. There is no single such doctrine or account: it is part of the immense richness of meaningful...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 541–546.
Published: 01 August 2012
... account of anarchy and the state’s emergence, suggests that life without government would be far worse than life with government, leading people to universally choose the latter. To reconcile Scott’s account of the Zomia peoples’ choice with this reasoning, it is necessary to elaborate the mechanisms...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 257–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Danielle Allen Jan Zwicky's fertile essays expose by contrast the aridity of much contemporary writing about the point of humanistic endeavor and intellectual life. Thinking, in her account, is importantly the work of imagination. The more common focus on critical thinking, in arguments on behalf...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for collaboration. Using historian Thomas Laqueur's terms necro-sociability and necronominalism as competing impulses in a seemingly intractable struggle, this essay argues that it is possible to find in Ginczanka's joyful defiance of traditional accounts of body and spirit the point of departure for a poetics...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 97–153.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Alick Isaacs This memoir is a detailed and reflective (though highly subjective) account of the author's experiences in the summer of 2006. Starting with the outbreak of the Second Lebanese War, it moves on to describe his call-up and conscription, border service at the IDF outpost in Metulla...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., recommendation, and purchase. Each of these methods is not only discussed but also examined in light of Benjamin's account of the acquisition of his own library. Moreover, Benjamin's view that collections lose their meaning when they cease to be personal is challenged by the example of the Warburg Library, which...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 232–253.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., and an Indian Mughal city, Lucknow. Second, in his detailed account of a patriotic performance that he attended in Dublin of the British siege of Seringapatam in 1799, he identifies with the skeptical audience who, he assumes, are self-conscious about this propagandistic medium. © 2017 by Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
... University in California describes her experience introducing students enrolled in a humanities survey course to The Passion of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas —a text that combines the prison diaries of two North African Christians with an eyewitness account of their deaths. In this description of a single...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... frequently avoided coming to grips with his distinctions between theory and pragmatism, science and politics, which lie at the heart of his political refusal. Theory and science push toward reasonable explanations and accounts of things; pragmatic and predatory political actors apply “worldly wisdom...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
... China in 1983 as a scholar of comparative literature. This account is meant to illustrate and reinforce Lloyd's cautions regarding the hazards of intercultural—here, Chinese-Western—comparisons in studies of culture and cognition. Examination of a foundational study in East-West cultural/cognitive...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 August 2011
... approach account for the wide interest in his works, extending to circles that extend far beyond the disciplines of classical studies and the history of philosophy. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 columns BEHIND THE VEIL...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Alick Isaacs Following directly upon an account of the author's personal experiences as a young soldier in Gaza during the course of the first intifada in 1987, this essay is an attempt to “cash in” rabbinic statements that present the entire Torah as a path to peace. The essay suggests...