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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 22–31.
Published: 01 January 2012
... world works. © The Estate of Michael Baxandall 2010 2010 “IS DURABILITY ITSELF NOT ALSO A MORAL QUALITY?” Michael Baxandall It is striking and painful that the mental images of dead friends should be such attenuated images...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
... fertile period in poetry, with many talented poets and many potential directions that did not develop into dominant trends. Because literary history almost inevitably looks at dominant directions, it tends to pass over not only individual poets who don't quite fit, but also poetic kinds and directions...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of specific scientific practices—claims of authority within science that Rorty would have denied. The problems facing Rorty's understanding of science also imperil his vision of a society admirably seeking to realize what he calls “social hope.” Once again, Stengers's ecology of practices, together with her...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., later a public institution, originally in Hamburg (in the 1920s) and then in London from 1933 to the present. This essay also explores the various ways in which books have been — and continue to be — acquired by the Warburg Library, including publication (both individual and institutional), donation...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of art history's unfolding as a process of remembrance (or Mnemosyne ). Yet Warburg himself did not write on architecture. The topic has also largely vanished from the pages of the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes , though in the past the journal has been the venue for influential...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Paul J. Griffiths; G. R. Evans; Clark Davis This essay, which is the editor's introduction to part 1 of a multipart symposium on quietism, also constitutes his call for symposium papers. The symposium is meant be comprehensive. It is described as political and broadly cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 468–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jamie Gilham This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia documents and discusses the life and work of an important but neglected early British convert to Islam, the fifth Baron Headley, Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn (1855 – 1935), and also comments on the nature...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the humanities, as a number of recent publications have done. The second set continues the approach of describing in detail the excitement and discovery that can occur in a particular humanities class but also expands upon the first to include the voices of graduate students and an undergraduate and to delineate...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...), respectively, many of the lessons from one Chinese classroom are applicable to any context in which students are asked to grapple with unfamiliar textual and visual material. This teaching experience proved to be not only about communicating material, skills, and ideas to the students but also also...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 220–232.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and then goes on to show how differently Japanese culture regards and manages major change. The author of this introduction, who is also the journal’s editor, begins by evaluating a triptych of 1895 by Toshikata as a response to the seemingly revolutionary changes brought by the Meiji Restoration a generation...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... empowered and powerless, even East and West,” blurred or erased by “cosmopolitan mixing. . . . So much attention is paid to the way that empires divide people against each other that it is easy to forget how empires have also brought populations together, forcibly at times, yet often with enduring effects...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 298–307.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and spaces of devotion can also be predatory. There are cases in which exopraxis amounts to an act of predation on what makes a religion to which one does not belong successful, and there are cases in which it amounts to an act of appropriation, for one’s own purposes, of a sacred place belonging to another...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
... at the moment when European explorers were beginning to reveal the real size and complexity of earth itself (indeed, Bruno also spoke forcefully against the violence and profiteering of Spanish colonial efforts) and when natural philosophers had begun to dispute about the very structure of the universe. It may...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 341–346.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Jeffrey M. Perl This essay review is focused on Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart's book Peace-Making and the Imagination: Papua New Guinea Perspectives but also discusses in some detail other ethnographic and historical works. The reviewer finds that, in every case of peacemaking in Papua New...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 207–210.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Michael N. Nagler Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890–1988), also called Badshah (“the king”) Khan, is a nearly unknown champion of nonviolence in South Asia and a forgotten Muslim ally of Mohandas Gandhi. The story of Khan's Khudai Khidmatgars (“Servants of God”) movement in what was to become Pakistan...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
... thinkers, and “left-wing Kuhnians” under the rubric of the “new fuzziness.” The term had been introduced as an insult by a philosopher of science with positivist leanings, but Rorty took it up as an “endearing” compliment, arguing that “to be less fuzzy” was also to be “less genial, tolerant, open-minded...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
... scholarship. The conversation also provides hints as to how — as director of the Christian Gauss Seminars at Princeton and as a contributor to debates about Spatial Form in Critical Inquiry — he negotiated the intellectual trends and distractions of Grand Theory, which came to dominate literary criticism...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... For instance, other Sanskrit authors of the first millennium CE criticized Patanjali's yoga teachings for not being properly theistic and for having strong affinities to Buddhism and Jainism. Yoga was also integrated into at least one of the “religions of the book” in the medieval period: in India...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Greil Marcus The author, who lived in Berkeley, California during the disruptions of 1968, remembers the year as one of bad faith, though also of a sense of making history. He recalls the events of that year (and of 1964) in Berkeley, where he still lives, then moves out into related events...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 472–500.
Published: 01 August 2009
... it is possible that a rational examination of motives and sources pertaining to a misunderstanding may help to minimize its undesirable effects upon communication, a misunderstanding may also signal the incontrovertible and irresolvable nature of a disagreement. This paper, therefore—while basically Habermasian...