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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 358.
Published: 01 April 2004
..., Categories, and Translation 358 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), 170 pp. Although the title of this book observes the proper Aristotelian unities of person and place, it is in reality not one but two quite separate pieces of writing. The first essay...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 474–489.
Published: 01 August 2013
... regarding how adherents of the three religions interacted in medieval Christian Spain. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 6 FUZZY CATEGORIES AND RELIGIOUS POLEMICS The Daily Life of Christians and Muslims...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 518–529.
Published: 01 August 2013
... past. It blurs agency and overwhelming structural inequality. It is a set of categories that people define for themselves and that, at the same time, others — strangers, neighbors, government officials — relentlessly impose upon them. For four hundred years, the meaning of racial categories in North...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
...David Bloor This essay is a follow-up to a previous article by the author, “Epistemic Grace: Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise,” published in Common Knowledge 13, nos. 2–3 (2007): 250–80. Its central claim was that relativism and absolutism should be understood as categories that are mutually...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to consider Tiepolo artistically, intellectually, or morally frivolous. “Scientific” art historians have applied the category of “decoration” to these somber etchings, with their incomprehensible allegories, but Calasso, himself an artist (a novelist), approaches these pictures without scientific prejudice...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 200–203.
Published: 01 April 2019
...” a work of importance to herself that she had visited often at its home in Berlin. “The medieval people I study,” she writes, “‘saw things’, as my students put it. And those same students frequently ask me what I think they saw.” Bynum then proceeds to explicate Augustine’s three categories of vision...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2020
... unproblematic, rather than a demand for love or an expectation of loathing. The concept of xenophilia presupposes an abstract category—the xenos —that it regards as anterior to, and independent of, any concrete determinations, while philoxenia understands the xenos to be a quite specific individual. Philoxenia...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 453–551.
Published: 01 August 2020
... (Theophrastus was Aristotle’s student) and geometry in the Euclidean mode have in common is that when their vocabularies are applied to characterization, they delimit characters in terms of established categories—whether of ideal shapes or statistically probable types—while discounting whatever features may...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the caliphate, mixing with the Zoroastrian, Christian, and Manichaean truths already rooted there. Crone bleeds the categories of “Islamic” and “pre-Islamic” into each other, and thus her history is composed less of blocks of time and well-defined identities than of mutable compounds of belief and usage...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 236–252.
Published: 01 April 2015
... concept that dictates the diplomatic and domestic policy of modern states. At the same time, secular political theory has moved away from medieval clerical acknowledgment of compatibilities between turbulence and peace, producing temporally bounded categories of peace and war that facilitate damage...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2012) 18 (3): 487–504.
Published: 01 August 2012
... in this article by a critique of reductionist labels. Embracing the concept of vagueness offers an alternative way to think about Cerrate and similar borderline cases—not in terms of fixed categories (“Byzantine” or “Western”), but as points on an art-historical continuum that is enriched by acknowledging...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 267–291.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of Castile. This case thus reveals the existence of a hybrid form of Catholic Muslim religiosity, but only to scholars who do what is required to de differentiate — that is, to blur — the categories of identity and orthodoxy that were established by the Inquisition. Scholars have for too long allowed...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 257–268.
Published: 01 April 2013
... energy flow. Examples abound throughout the natural world of indeterminate forms and processes unclassifiable under any of the discrete categories that are preferred and imposed by definitive theoretical models. Here, the much-neglected kingdom of the fungi is used to illustrate the workings of a logic...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 493–517.
Published: 01 August 2010
... had long presented major issues for debate. A narrative and typology developed of fighting heroes, victims, and survivors; Ofer questions how different these categories were from each other. In pursuit of an answer, she examines institutions in Israel for commemoration and remembrance, especially Yad...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... name Moreover, herweeks. seventies, in for aprofessor following the in discussion guide to categories conceptual robust establishing and included is everyone that ensuring on discussion: based course of any goals important most two the when oneto time accomplish needs...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 405–409.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of Russian philosophy, often relegating it to another category, such as “ideology” or “social thought.” But what is philosophy? There is no simple universal definition, and many thinkers consider it impossible to formulate one. The most credible attempt is nominalistic: philosophy is the practice in which...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . Rorty Richard . “ Phony Science Wars .” Atlantic 28 , no. 4 ( 1999 ): 120 – 22 . Rorty Richard . Pragmatism as Anti-Authoritarianism , edited by Mendieta Eduardo . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2021 . Rorty Richard . “ Pragmatism, Categories...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 110–112.
Published: 01 January 2023
... that relates historical phenomena such as fasting or ascetic discipline to modern categories of anorexia nervosa or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Far too little attention tends to be given to the ways in which sophisticated anthropological, sociological, psychological, or linguistic theories often...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 430–449.
Published: 01 August 2004
... United States already destabilized COMMON KNOWLEDGE COMMON and denationalized to its core? New categories of fusion and interdependence are taking shape—hybrid forms for which the either/or logic of the national has no name, while the both/and logic...