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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 500.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barry Allen Jullien François , The Book of Beginnings , trans. Gladding Jody . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2015 ), 152 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 LITTLE REVIEWS François Jullien, The Book of Beginnings, trans. Jody Gladding...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith In this response to comments on “The Chimera of Relativism,” her article in the same Common Knowledge issue, by cognitive neuroscientist Andreas Roepstorff, classicist G. E. R. Lloyd, and anthropologist Martin Holbraad, Smith begins by describing her experiences visiting...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... on yoga, whose macrohistory comprises a global case of xenophilia, beginning with Vivekananda's address at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago and still ongoing today. Before that watershed speech in 1893, however, indigenous scholars were translating Sanskrit texts into Bengali as part...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Emil Višňovský Abstract In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on Richard Rorty, the author attempts to identify what he calls “the heart of Rortyism.” Beginning with Rorty's query, as an undergraduate, about “what, if anything, philosophy is good for,” Višňovský associates...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 276–284.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Anonymous Envoi This essay explores the possibilities of quietism in our time. It begins by examining briefly versions of quietism, Eastern and Western, then turns to particular works of Rilke, Kafka, and Beckett to review exigent images of quietism, variously relevant to the modern condition...
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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): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay is a critical examination of the charge of self-refutation, particularly as leveled by orthodoxy-defending philosophers against those maintaining epistemologically unorthodox, especially relativistic or skeptical, views. Beginning...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 290–297.
Published: 01 April 2020
... endeavor. In Tunisia, political independence in 1956 was accompanied by a further reinvigoration of Christianity, and, over the last twenty years, conversion to Christianity (mainly in the form of evangelical and neo-evangelical Protestantism) has been on the rise. Beginning in 2003, workers and students...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
...S. D. Chrostowska Abstract This article begins from the assumption that what was once an integral dimension of progress—the development of literature and of art more generally—now lies outside its scope. The essay falls into three parts that juxtapose French with German intellectual history...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 August 2008
... corporately or individually, to begin everything or indeed anything again from scratch. Such presumptions are indeed present in some varieties of contemporary fanaticism, but, more to the point, it is suggested that the feeling of doing something for the first time is the oldest feeling in the world. Duke...
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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 (2022) 28 (1): 66–142.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of a trope long associated with anti-Jewish sentiment in the Catholic Church. This article, which begins with a detailed analysis of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI's essay on the Nostra Aetate treatise De Iudaeis , deals primarily with twelfth- and thirteenth-century uses of the iconography. Special attention...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 420–436.
Published: 01 September 2015
... arranged by her father to a man of his own age took advantage of her youth and legal powerlessness does she begin to redistribute blame for this sexual abuse. Refusing to serve the interests of her hated husband, she is able to forgive herself and eventually becomes a source of healing for other injured...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
... posthuman risks posed by radioactive waste. Conventional models of risk and threat are inadequate to thinking through the problems of temporality raised by nuclear materials: those problems may well require the speculative resources of fiction if we are even to begin conceptualizing them. Millet's novel...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... be narrated in both “hard” and “soft” terms. The recent revisionist accounts of James II — of which Sowerby's is said in this review to be among the best — offer the king a new role at that regime's beginnings. This review concludes by arguing that the pursuit of history as it has come to be practiced...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of literature's modernity and temporality. The turn away from the noise of the world at the beginning of the century has been criticized as the motivation for and the effect of modernism's obsession with time. But the modernist “time cult” did not simply withdraw into the space of the internal and eternal...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
... between precise and fuzzy historians. In the first phase, in the nineteenth century, precise history, firmly based on documents, was defined, by Leopold von Ranke and the Rankeans, against an older fuzzy or “conjectural” history. In a second phase, at the beginning of the twentieth century, a new fuzzy...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 217–223.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Mikhail Epstein; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay, coauthored by the editor and a member of the editorial board of Common Knowledge , introduces the fifth installment of the journal's symposium “Fuzzy Studies,” which is about the “consequence of blur.” Beginning with a review of Enlightenment ideas about...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... This commentary suggests that “knowledge economy” researchers begin unpacking the science/industry collaboration through participation and careful analysis as a way of staying with the present moment. Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... The recruitment of powerful allies has been part of the scientific enterprise since its beginning. What is at stake is the collective fabric of sciences as characterized by Bruno Latour in terms of “links and knots.” Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism SCIENCES WERE...