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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 63–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Manfred Frank; Ruth Morris; Barry Allen; Jeffrey M. Perl Frank in this article treats the disagreement between François Lyotard and Jürgen Habermas over whether there are arguments that cannot be decided rationally. Lyotard identifies rational undecidability as the “postmodern condition.” Habermas...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (1): 119–131.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Manfred Frank Duke University Press 2003 Translated by Ruth Morris and Barry Allen CK 9.1-09 Frank 10/31/02 10:36 AM Page 119 ARE THERE RATIONALLY UNDECIDABLE ARGUMENTS? Manfred Frank Translated by Ruth...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 307.
Published: 01 April 2006
...William Dalrymple Amartya Sen, The Argumentative Indian: Writings on Indian History, Culture, and Identity (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005), 432 pp. © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S...
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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 (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-relations theorist Todd Pittinsky's argument that, since tolerance is not logically the antithesis of negative feelings toward out-groups, even long-established traditions of toleration are inadequate to prevent intergroup aggression. Pittinsky proposes that tolerance be replaced, as a principle...
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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 (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Helen Verran. Rottenburg's response clarifies the key argument of his book Far-Fetched Facts (2002 in German, 2009 in English), situates it in a biographical and political context of despair and hope, and extends it in ways stimulated by Jensen's article and by reading...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 233–258.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Michiko Urita; Jeffrey M. Perl This article responds to Jeffrey Perl’s argument (in “Regarding Change at Ise Jingū,” Common Knowledge , Spring 2008) that, while there is a “paradigm shift” at Ise every twenty years, when the enshrined deity Amaterasu “shifts” from the current site to an adjacent...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
... as quietism, and the association proved resilient down into the twentieth century, but the Jesuit critique has a peculiar provenance. The Jesuits in China borrowed arguments against Buddhism from neo-Confucianist allies, yet the Confucian critique of Buddhism was itself indebted to arguments that had been...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 384–395.
Published: 01 August 2008
... argues against or supplements Perl's contention that Japanese attitudes toward change differ radically from those that are standard in the West. Andersen expands on arguments made by Roland Barthes—an explicator and partisan of Japanese thought—to show that at least one Greek myth (that of the unchanging...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 484–509.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Michiko Urita This article responds to Jeffrey Perl's argument (in “Regarding Change at Ise Jingū,” Common Knowledge , Spring 2008) that, while there is a “paradigm shift” at Ise every twenty years, when the enshrined deity Amaterasu “shifts” from the current site to an adjacent one during the rite...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., is a more effective way of approaching them. The latter sort of interpretation entails another risk, however, which is that concepts like those of Roberts may get taken for mere illustrations of the arguments made by academic philosophers, whereas marginal thinking of Roberts's kind can form sophisticated...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 292–311.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Avinoam Rosenak For some years now, an opposition has been drawn, not only among Israeli academics but among politicians and journalists as well, between Jewish nationalist or Zionist thought and the kind of thinking that is called “postmodern.” The argument is that a Zionist cannot...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 217–223.
Published: 01 April 2013
... ideas — especially Descartes's argument that a mind “unclouded and attentive” can be “wholly freed from doubt” ( Rules III, 5) — this essay then turns to assess the validity of counter-Enlightenment arguments, mostly Russian but also anglophone and French, against the association of clarity...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 251–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Barry Allen Abstract Samuel Butler is usually remembered for Erewhon , widely considered among the best English satires. He also contributed to philosophical biology in works that collectively compose the nineteenth century's finest statement of the evolutionary argument associated with the name...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... the arguments of the “Linguistic Turn” analysts, the pragmatists, the antirepresentationalists, and postmodernists until he achieved an anti-absolutist, antiauthoritarian humanism all his own. References Auxier Randall E. , and Hahn Lewis E. , eds. The Philosophy of Richard Rorty . Chicago...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 21–24.
Published: 01 January 2023
...), for science-centered arguments to support his own philosophical neopragmatism. The editor cites a letter from Rorty sent to him in the early 1990s, suggesting that the differences between Feyerabend and himself were temperamental more than philosophical. Rorty enjoyed referring to himself and others like him...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 August 2018
... or “ethnographies” of the humanities classroom, which complements a first set that appeared in Common Knowledge in the spring of 2017. The first set aroused interest because it took the innovative approach of describing particular pedagogical experiences rather than simply making general arguments about the value...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the place of observation in science confirms) that arguments from the indeterminacy of translation can be extended properly to a supposed incommensurability of scientific theories. indeterminacy of translation cultural difference incommensurability commensurability meaning Copyright © 1993 1993 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... call mainly dealt with political and ethical matters. In this introduction he replies chiefly to pieces by the philosophers Richard Rorty and Paul Feyerabend dealing with poverty, famine, sickness, and environmental concerns, but Kermode also addresses and mostly agrees with arguments made in Common...