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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Thus, the audience for her campaign against analytic philosophy, for example, does not seem to reach beyond the walls of higher education in North America. Zwicky has aligned herself with an esoteric philosophical tradition (Heraclitus, Plato, Nietzsche, Heidegger) that has sought to achieve its aims...
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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 (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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that represent an idolatry of absolute rights that push aside Christian spiritual and moral concerns. Now that liberalism has become the pervasive model for society, the church finds it may more easily express its critique, with the aim of making society more conducive to allowing people to become fully human...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., which was on xenophilia. The content of the earlier symposium met with objections, from contextualists, on the grounds of methodology , and the new symposium questions the methodology of contextualism for the limits that it places on content as well as on normative aims and degree of focus. Tracing...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Chris Voparil Abstract In a symposium built around a critical reassessment by Nicholas Gaskill of Richard Rorty's pragmatism, this contribution examines the provocative question of whether Rorty's rhetoric hinders Rortian aims. When reconsidering him in company with “the philosophical wing...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Julia Kristeva This guest column suggests that we should follow Hannah Arendt in resisting the urge to expound doctrines or systems and, instead, should disclose the processes of our thought as they are “in motion.” While we should not hesitate to express judgments, our aim in intellectual work...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
...” that James II was attempting to reinstate Stuart “popery and arbitrary government” and instead presents James II's policies as aimed at liberation of the Stuart monarchy from the borough, county, and clerical elites that had brought it back to power and regarded restoration of the Church of England...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lindsay Diggelmann As is well known, marriage was frequently employed as an instrument of diplomatic policy in premodern Europe. Dynastic leaders used the marriages of their own family members to create or confirm alliances with other ruling houses. Peace was often the aim and the outcome...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is that materialism itself is an absolutist view and thus that its supposed compatibility with relativism (as a means of protecting relativism from irrealism) undermines Bloor's own aims. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 David Bloor relativism materialism emergentism Michael Polanyi...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
....” If the notion of relativism can be rendered relative unto itself, as the notion of a “comparative” relativism would seem to suggest, then how might one understand its “position” within the kinds of debates in which Smith's paper, by way of commentary, also participates? In particular, if part of Smith's aim...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Bruce Kapferer This piece addresses Marilyn Strathern's article, “Binary License,” and the important contribution she makes to the development of an anthropology that is truly comparative and that aims to escape some important disadvantages of an earlier relativism. This comment places her...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 411–423.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Zan, Perl concludes that the only way to be un-self-contradictorily positive about fuzziness, whether in logic or aesthetics, is to de-reify and de-differentiate with the aim of achieving blandness. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 FUZZY STUDIES A Symposium on the Consequence of Blur...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Spain, it analyzes polemical texts of diverse natures and from different centuries to see how their authors, by attacking both dogmatic and legal opinion, aimed to harden the amorphous boundaries between groups. On the Christian side, polemicists argued for the restriction of the rights of Muslims...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Casper Bruun Jensen In this article, an anthropologist examines the question, asked today in diverse forms by an increasing variety of actors: what is the aim or telos of the social sciences? From within the disciplinary communities of the social sciences themselves, the answers given...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
... with human practice. The switch Rorty envisions is captured in the emblematic figure of the ironist, and we consider the ironist variety of quietism accordingly. For Rorty, we conclude, quietism is a contingent, conditional, strategic stance. Rorty's aim is to change the direction of a strand...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was briefly flourishing in Europe, and c) the use of the term in the European philosophical controversy over Spinozism. Faure argues that, in most cases, the European critique of Buddhism was aimed at European enemies. Chan Buddhism in China and Zen in Japan came to be associated with nihilism as well...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... or withdrawal is in no way based in defeatism, indolence, or aimlessness. Moreover, King argues, White aims to produce stillness as a formal quality of his text and, through it, to produce a like stillness and attentiveness in the reader. Quietist narrative is meant to help the reader still his or her...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 491–493.
Published: 01 August 2014
...   — A mode of existence in AIME in A modeof existence All the modes of existence in AIME in ofmodes existence the All...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 490–491.
Published: 01 August 2014
...   — A mode of existence in AIME in A modeof existence All the modes of existence in AIME in ofmodes existence the All...