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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (3): 517–518.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Caroline Walker Bynum Barbara Newman, God and the Goddesses: Vision, Poetry, and Belief in the Middle Ages (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003), 432 pp. Duke University Press 2006 L I T T L E R E V I E W S Robert Mills, Suspended Animation...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 429–450.
Published: 01 August 2007
... and Belief Mary Baine Campbell, Lorraine Daston, Arnold I. Davidson, John Forrester, Simon Goldhill “Well, that’s your opinion” can swallow up all discussion. Some wonder how any knowledge, much less certainty, can be extracted from the gaudy variety of beliefs on display even within...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
... negations of anthropology that would paralyze it; others suggest intrinsic negativities that would propel it. All of the passages chosen evoke the idea of belief, which is profoundly implicated, in all possible senses (and especially the worse ones), in the majority of arguments that connect the themes...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 223–234.
Published: 01 April 2014
... this unusual position that Zwicky is said to challenge the dogmas of the analytic tradition. Notable among those treated in this article are the belief that attributing literal meaning to anything but linguistic items is futile, belief in the possibility of distinguishing literal from metaphorical meaning...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
... subaltern history of the Persian plateau, the “nativist prophets” are a series of Iranian divines, seers, and hooligans whose resentment against Arab domination was expressed in recourse to pre-Islamic Persian ideals and beliefs. Islamic orthodoxy was undefined in the early eighth century, Crone shows...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
...G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where nothing mattered; particularities of Christian belief and practice, pleasures of the senses, personal desires, all vanished in the utter self-abandonment of the soul in the presence of God. The “resigned” soul...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of The Education is more ontological than personal, the necessary consequence of his quietistic belief in a materialist determinism so absolute as to reduce persons and history alike to “sum[s].... of the forces” of “nature.” This belief, one shared by many of his contemporaries and most fully evolved in Adams's...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
... beings and that our being so is manifested in the widespread belief, found across cultures and historical epochs, that taking human life contaminates the killer and may pose a threat to the entire community, unless rituals of purification are performed to counteract it. Examples from the Hebrew Bible...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... cosmopolitical perspective, offers grounds for questioning Rorty's utopian belief that endless conversation should lead to continual expansion of the “we” who constitute liberal society. Her idea also provides tools for engaging, in mutually respectful and sensitive encounters that reopen prospects for social...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between conviction and skepticism (or orthodox and unorthodox views) and the question of how best to understand the phenomenon of fundamentally clashing and arguably incommensurable beliefs. These encounters and questions are usefully addressed and illuminated, Smith suggests, by constructivist...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... He simultaneously resists, however, the conservative tendencies of the communitarians, particularly their dismissal of ethically motivated social critique. Grounded in the late philosophy of Wittgenstein, communitarians reject foundationalism, the notion that beliefs can be philosophically justified...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 308–332.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Aude Aylin de Tapia In the nineteenth-century Ottoman empire, Cappadocia, in the heart of Anatolia, was one of the last regions where Rum Orthodox Christians cohabited with Muslims in rural areas. Among the main aspects of everyday coexistence were the beliefs and ritual practices that, shared...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 385–406.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that any search for Christian Islamophilia must be broad enough to encompass evidence found in unexpected places. For instance, due to the Christian belief that Muslims who did not convert to Christianity would suffer eternally, a desire to convert them may well qualify as a stance of love toward them...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Peter Burke Abstract This essay—a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on contextualism—is concerned with the gradual rise (in Europe and then more generally in the West) of awareness of the existence of modes of thought or systems of belief that are different from those that are dominant...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
... process for many of the Warburg scholars. The popular belief in the cultural ties between England and Italy fed into the positive reception for the exhibition and into acceptance of the work of the Warburg Institute. The exhibition was published in a large format catalog in 1948, further adding...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... persuaded by the popular and largely unexamined goal of efficiency; and second, that the Library indeed requires its own space but that that space must now be reconceived. In line with Aby Warburg's belief that the past should engage the present by expanding and refreshing it, the Warburg Institute...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., feminist to nonfeminist, and religious agnostic to devout Catholic. Higginbotham discusses political theorist C. B. McPherson's idea of “possessive individualism” and its influence on Fox-Genovese's steadfast belief that individual rights derive from society (rather than innate nature) and that the concept...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... contradiction. Above all, Veblen's work serves the purpose of reminding us that neither science nor democracy constitutes a self-evident ground for belief in the inherent reasonableness or justice of action per se. For these reasons alone, an acquaintance with his work should be part of any solidly grounded...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in this world.” Consequently, he placed Quietism within a negatively-constructed framework of belief, identifying much of its influence in Quaker history on the spiritual teachings of the Miguel de Molinos, Madame Guyon, and François Fénelon. This article examines Jones's premise that Quietism was “no more...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 341–346.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is commended to the improbable attention of students of diplomacy, is founded on belief that imagination, rather than instrumental reason, and ritual action, rather than negotiation, are the best means of achieving peace. Strathern Andrew and Stewart Pamela J. , Peace-Making and the Imagination...