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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 439–456.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 6 “KILL THE BUDDHA” Quietism in Action and Quietism as Action in Zen Buddhist Thought and Practice Jacob Raz Kill the Buddha when you meet him on the way.  — ­Linji Yixuan (d. 866) Buddhism, particularly Zen Buddhism, teaches the nonduality...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
... realization it can occasion that the Real has absolutely nothing to do with the social or with any sort of ethical action. We argue that Jain asceticism cannot function as an adequate resource for contemporary ethics. Our normative concerns lie exclusively with the adequacy of Jain quietism in supporting...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 150.
Published: 01 January 2010
...John Boardman Randall H. McGuire, Archaeology as Political Action (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), 294 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Paul J. Griffiths Quietists aim to bring something to rest, to move it from activity to quiescence. This essay depicts and advocates a quietism of political interest, which is to say a divorce of political action from interest in the outcome of such action. Its principal interlocutor is Pascal...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a self-reliance that can lead to action, his descriptions of the fundamental attitude of the self towards the world suggest passivity, attention, and waiting. Because he rules out logical or teleological sources for inspiration, his conception of self-reliance is fundamentally at odds with progressivist...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is among the “softest” modes of explanation — since it consists of the unending and unlimited pursuit of the contexts in which actions, words, and processes have been situated and need to be studied — and that the more there are of these, the more meanings the actions may bear and the fewer reasons...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of language?, so Lévi-Strauss showed that social sciences should not be concerned with the causes of human behaviors (why do we do this or that?) but instead with the categorization of actions (what is it that is being done?). In both cases, it appears that an individual action is the actualization...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
....” Schopenhauer does indeed say much the same thing as Tolstoy says in his epilogue and elsewhere about history and the will. Each of these authors argues that history is not progressing and that it is not governed by the actions of individual political or military leaders alone, but by the infinitely many...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of the article treats a relevant paradox in the worldview of the early Wittgenstein: his positive exhortations for certain types of speech and silence, for certain types of action and inaction, seem in conflict with his statement that, in the world, “there is no value—and if there were, it would be of no value...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of Muslim political theology providing doctrinal resources for Muslim societies to work toward the common good in the public sphere, this latter space functions as a means of critical evaluation of the existing autocratic governments in the Muslim world, prompting political action, however underground...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 28–39.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... This approach enables event analysts to capture the formation and flow of events as they move, take shape, intersect, and form eddies of undecidability. Taking seriously the need to calibrate the dynamic between interpretation and action in event development, political semiosis seeks to construct tools able...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., whether in the academic or the political realm, is to persuade the person or people addressed to adopt a particular course of action. The concept of frank speaking, or parrhesia , first appeared among the Greeks as a political virtue, one exercised among free men in the public assembly for the common good...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christopher S. Wood “ Dromenon ” was and is the rubric governing the fourth and final floor of Aby Warburg's Library. The word means “the thing done,” “the action,” and in the context of the Greek Mysteries referred to rites, as opposed to words and images. In the Warburg Library in London...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 348–356.
Published: 01 April 2019
... importance of both well-functioning markets and open and democratic public action. famine Malthusianism social entitlements Kerala state China’s “one-child policy” Copyright © 1994 1994 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isaiah Berlin; Jeffrey M. Perl Berlin discerns three great crises in Western political thought, each challenging one of its three primary tenets. The three tenets are (1) that questions about correct human actions are answerable, whether the answers are yet known or not; (2) that the answers...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Miguel Tamen; Wayne Andersen; Velcheru Narayana Rao; Sanjay Subrahmanyam; Ingrid D. Rowland; J. Paul Hunter; Yoke-Sum Wong The essay discusses the presumption of one's singularity, the uniqueness of one's time, the picturesqueness of one actions, and the capacity of human beings, whether...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 May 2016
... from Wang's binaries being Hegelian, while the breakdown of the nation-state in Europe projects a postpolitical order in which human communities are incapable of state-based action or of determining their own li (i.e., Geist). The review ends by questioning whether China is capable of following...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 341–346.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is commended to the improbable attention of students of diplomacy, is founded on belief that imagination, rather than instrumental reason, and ritual action, rather than negotiation, are the best means of achieving peace. Strathern Andrew and Stewart Pamela J. , Peace-Making and the Imagination...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
... current doubts about the efficacy of political action, and on the virtue of silent listening. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 the sixties volunteer advocacy sexual assault domestic violence listening COLUMNS PART...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... controversial and need to be replaced. In order to communicate and to coordinate actions, conventions and metacodes are as indispensable as they are fallible, Rottenburg argues, and instead of being replaced by “good faith” and “hope,” conventions and metacodes actually depend on them. © 2014 by Duke...