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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 528–537.
Published: 01 August 2012
... OF NOT BEING GOVERNED Better Political Science for a Better World Sanford F. Schram James Scott says he cannot stop writing books, long books; but each one says something distinctive and adds significantly to our knowledge...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
... popular in peninsular India between the thirteenth and the eighteenth centuries in vernacular languages such as Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi. Secular and this-worldly in orientation, it can be broadly contrasted to the far better known body of texts on dharma , which are concerned to preserve a normative...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2018
... most productive experiments in science, are shown to be better seen as problematic—meaning that they pose new questions and problems for research. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Empiricism experiment Richard P. Feynman Challenger explosion...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 April 2018
... as a brilliant reformer who had learned his monotheism from Talmudic scholars and subsequently adapted it to his Arab audience. Geiger’s Muhammad was in essence a Jewish reformer: not strictly a Jew, to be sure, but nonetheless a better Jew than Geiger’s Orthodox Jewish critics. Other Jewish scholars...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 411–422.
Published: 01 April 2011
... abandoned their own principles either. This essay concludes that Tunstall was the most heroic of the three. As a bishop (for well over thirty years), he could have burned heretics in the 1530s and 1550s but he sent no one to death—a record perhaps better than that of Thomas More, who saw sedition in some of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Mad Love — which Czechs know better as Letohrádek Hvězda at Bílá hora, the White Mountain — as a signifier whose wanderings, over the period, encapsulate the mutual myths and misunderstandings that were constitutive of this most poignant of surrealist love affairs. The essay ends by suggesting that...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Christianity as the norm by which to measure classical religion; and for confusing scholarly categories by classifying phenomena as monotheistic that are much better described as henotheistic. This article suggests that these arguments have been attempts to create a supposedly objective and universal scholarly...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
... assumed that the best descriptions of oneself are those given by oneself and, further, generally felt that allowing for the possibility that better descriptions than one's own have been produced by others is comparable to surrendering a civil right. He concludes instead that allowing for that possibility...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Natalie Zemon Davis Responding to a quip by a fellow historian, who feared that Martin Guerre might become better known than Martin Luther, this guest column, by the author of The Return of Martin Guerre , affirms that they are part of the same universe of historical inquiry. Knowing about Martin...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Elliott's: “Something is amiss when the name of Martin Guerre threatens to become better known than that of Martin Luther.” In the present piece, Thomas writes of Ginzburg, a founder of Italian microhistory, that he is more a “European intellectual” than a “mere historian,” the difference being that the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 April 2014
... that the practice of philosophy is “better understood as an exercise of attention disciplined by discernment of the live, metaphorical relation between things and the resonant structure of the world” is an important one, and the challenges that it poses to our conceptions of what philosophy is and how...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 296–336.
Published: 01 April 2014
... II (d. 1509), his wife Olive, and their families, dependents, assigns, and parishes. Peripheral attention is paid to the better-known John Hopton and to the family of John Paston I, II, and III. Richmond's own readings of texts and circumstances appear largely in the form of questions, as if he were...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
... written constitution for the State of Israel also revealed a picture of a profoundly divided society with utterly irreconcilable political visions competing for its future. In the face of such radical diversity in political vision the author suggests that the better way forward is to focus not on ends but...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... face of the natural world. As an Anglican minister, White explicitly demonstrates the arguments of eighteenth-century natural theology. Having stilled his will to interfere, he can observe the activity of God's creations; and White does so in order to understand God better. Thus, White's desisting or...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... economics would have taught the modern world enough lessons to assure that economic intelligence would have tightened the reins of investors and speculators over the last decade of runaway optimism. But history has never been a good teacher—better said, people have rarely been good students of history's...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 373–378.
Published: 01 September 2015
... represent an important step forward for both sectors. Such projects further academic research interests, in the process helping scholars to become effective social actors, and they help companies to better navigate commercial risks by advancing their understanding of the cultural conditions in which they...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., chance is a better guide to our immediate intellectual and aesthetic preferences, even though it presumes no explanation of our comprehensive cultural formation. Although never right, chance has the advantage of never being wrong. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 chance contradiction...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 January 2014
... died in London in 1911. He was an illustrator and latterly an artist: in oils, a better one than modernism gives him credit for; indeed, it allows him none. His passion was cricket, and he formed and captained his own team of Artists, which played at his country home, Morgan Hall at Fairford in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 354.
Published: 01 April 2017
... credentialization better and story, resident embassies conventional the to According terms. triumphal in history diplomatic once narrated Historians (Woodbridge, UK:D.S.Brewer, 2014),258pp. Tudor Diplomacy andtheTranslation of Power William T. Rossiter, Wyatt Abroad...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 536.
Published: 01 September 2017
... cosmic independentand fiercely optimistic, underlying, Kepler’s own understand better Rublackhelps us Ulinka politics, and medicine, gender, piety, truth, community, jurisdiction, ofjustice, values nate contemporary illumi to defense Kepler’s courtroom spirited Marshaling everything...