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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 (2022) 28 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and often diametrically opposed actors now advocate sortition as a tool for addressing crises of political representation. How are we to understand this convergence? Over the past two decades, the field of experience and the horizon of expectation of citizens in the global North have profoundly changed...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 331–338.
Published: 01 April 2010
... questions an ambiguity in their specifications of what morality and moralism are—an unexplained tendency on their part to occlude distinctively nonhuman animal life in favor of the inanimate when advocating a concern for the nonhuman, and what appears to be a misreading of Michel Serres. Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... They then argue for form-content contradiction/harmony between these purportedly opposing senses. In responding, Zamir argues that these operations can be construed as distinct kinds of sensitivity. Arguments that advocate bringing nonhuman animals into moral consideration can be abstract and general...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Miguel Tamen Tamen's essay is one of a group of responses to Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour's article “Morality or Moralism?” which advocates our “sensitization” to nonhuman things. Tamen examines the picture of universal reciprocation that Hache and Latour propose, according to which, when I “bow...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 271–277.
Published: 01 April 2019
... as it is being pursued by many who would otherwise consider themselves advocates for books and reading. The principal mistake, which has guided public policy decisions in this process, is to elevate the “text” above the “book” and moreover above the experience of reading, which entails an encounter...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Caroline Walker Bynum In this guest column, the medieval historian Caroline Walker Bynum uses her recent experiences as a hospital volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in New York City to meditate on the progressive politics of her younger days in the 1960s, on her...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 8–24.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this essay nor the symposium in which it appears advocates a simple application of conflict-prevention or -resolution mechanisms from particular cultures to other emic contexts. The point, rather, is to seek more general theoretical principles wherever they are to be found, given repeated failures...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Advocates of literary Darwinism, cognitive cultural studies, neuroaesthetics, digital humanities, and other such hybrid fields now seek explicitly to make the aims and methods of one or another humanities discipline approximate more closely the aims and methods of science...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... critique of what the Romantic-Symbolist tradition of English poetry had become in the twentieth century. Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and other late Symbolists had turned artists into advocates of an irrational wisdom superior to reason and common sense, thus isolating—so Kermode argued—the world of art from...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... share is an aspiration toward what Friedrich Schlegel described as the “poeticizing philosopher” and the “philosophizing poet.” But, unlike other advocates of experimental mixtures (such as lyric philosophy and “creative criticism”), Schlegel was chiefly interested in historical discourse. He thought...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 66–78.
Published: 01 January 2010
... advocates fatalism and escapism, both of which could be seen as tenets of (anti-)Catholic Quietism, of which Fénelon is cited as a practitioner. A close reading shows that Jünger's protagonists value their carefree and quiet lives before the story's wars and only join the militant Mauretanian order...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
... (and, more specifically, by Chan monks) was that that “a was monks) Chan by specifically, more(and, Buddhists Chinese by advocated doctrine” “inner the Halde, du Jean-Baptiste Spinoza.”of doctrine “the with Buddhists Chan of thebut conflatedChinese” quietism also of“speculative...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 40–49.
Published: 01 January 2007
...   an advocate, now generally forgotten, of anarchism, of radical ego radical of anarchism, of forgotten, generally now advocate, an Nietzsche, Marx...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 516–525.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., described by its critics as talk of revenge, and the discourse of reconciliation, which was said by opponents to erase the line between good and evil. The advocates of justice argued that representatives of the old regime should be removed from...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 164.
Published: 01 January 2020
... Foucault as apologists for bureaucracy, which they claim is either necessary or inevitable. The Right, Graeber argues, offers a critique of bureaucracy (though not a good one), while the Left has none at all. As a self- identified anarchist, however, he must know that advocates of councilism and self...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 229–238.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., that is saying, I am What fuzzy. is though logic, about gradual or vague fuzzy world. nothing the is There or to approach discourse to our in of rigor alessening advocating as understood Idonot be to intend First, made. already apoint newcontext the reiterates in one ofwhich remarks...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (2): 296–306.
Published: 01 April 2008
... ofthe extermination the polygamy; Chileans; the Paraguayans or the Bolivians as a kind of forgymnastics the nation; of the Inquisition; corporal punishment in public; a permanent war theagainst reestablishment the things, other among advocated, Salvático man young a As Buenos Aires...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 160–162.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that wants to rinse philosophy and politics clean of elements that seem to contribute to opacity or to irrationality. Keum advocates “an inclusive stance on what counts as philosophical writing,” so that Plato's myths remain part of the Platonic corpus. Her faith in pluralism might appear admirable—ill...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Warburg was prescient in advocating a new understanding, one that rep one that anew understanding, advocating Warburg in prescient...