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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Richard Ned Lebow This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” argues that the drive for self-esteem, achieved by gaining honor or standing, has been a root cause of violent conflict and war throughout history and that peace-making that does not take account of what...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., then structuralism falls (as Vincent Descombes remarked) under Wittgenstein's objections to treating rules as causes. What this article shows, however, is that this reading of structuralism is misguided. The necessity and justification of introducing structural methods, first in linguistics and then in anthropology...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 223–232.
Published: 01 April 2010
... principles one way or the other—in resisting despotism, however quietly, More did serious harm to his wife and daughter, to the European humanist movement, and to the cause of English Catholics. Duke University Press 2010 APOLOGY FOR QUIETISM A Sotto Voce Symposium Part 5 Jeffrey M. Perl...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... can acknowledge that in a complex political system we are ordinarily unable to predict the results of enacting what we advocate, while the latter must occlude that fact. Quietists of political interest must replace concern with outcome by something else as a motive or cause for political advocacy...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 126–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... study is of the Lille laboratory where, in 1858, Pasteur identified a yeast responsible for lactic fermentation. Even as Pasteur acted to cause the yeast to emerge, he felt—in a way that practicing scientists often attest—that he was “led” to do so by the propensity of things. Whitehead enables us...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., they will always find cause to undermine every effort to make way for peace. Common Knowledge 26:1 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-7899724 © 2020 by Duke University Press 65 S y m p o s i u m : Xe no p h i l i a , Pa r t 5 1. Perl, Self- Identity and Ambivalence, 229. BEYOND XENOPHILIA A Response Jeffrey M. Perl In his...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., on how his separation of causes and reasons retained a dualism of the “one world, many perspectives” model that elsewhere he rejected. This essay concludes that leading figures of science studies at the present time, notably Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway, better equip readers to move...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 270–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
... to jail for genocide. Each of these actions caused a moral outrage locally, nationally, and internationally. This article explores the complex constructions through which these violent events have come to be understood, both by the Huaorani and by Ecuadorian nationals, and it shows how two broad concerns...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 69–80.
Published: 01 January 2016
... violence against conspecifics. There are circumstances, however, in which acts of lethal violence are individually or collectively advantageous and attractive. To perform such acts, we must override our inhibitions. This essay argues that this tension causes us to be ambivalent about killing other human...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
... negotiation. The final instance is of a modern European narrative in which the specific causes and consequences of the Great War are obscure to the soldiers fighting in it. It is random chance, rather than the negotiation or transcendence of difference, that is thought, in this mode, to determine who lives...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 220–228.
Published: 01 April 2012
... of fuzziness. It extrapolates from the blurring caused by differential focal distances, velocities of objects in the visual field, and competing perspectival vantage points to comparable effects in the intersection of different scholarly disciplines. Arguing against the holistic implications of Geertz's...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to abolitionism and other pressing social causes. He reviews the scholarship on this issue, noting the recent tendency to look for mystical aspects to the social commitment of Quakers. Instead, however, he argues that the culture of Friends during this period became self-enclosed to a remarkable degree...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... lessons in cause and effect. Still, it makes sense, as with this essay, that we look back on such financial follies of the past, as epitomized by Holland's tulipmania, and take comfort in finding that our follies are just enough different from historical ones to at least claim them as our very own...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and of causing him trauma in the process. He threatened to bring charges against her to campus authorities, claiming the support of fellow students. In her lecture, she had discussed the classical figuration of rhetoric—persuasive speech—as violence and sometimes rape. In a discussion the following week, some...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 283–308.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., to the years of his growing concern with political ecology, and finally to his recognition of the oncoming climate chaos, dizzying leaps were entailed by his resistance to the temptation of judging. Involved in, but never the cause of, various of his leaps, Stengers describes her friend as responding, perforce...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 336–337.
Published: 01 April 2015
... rabbit’s constraints the Given foot? Ulysses world which the in produced effects, of all totality the to leading causes all effect, its to linked cause every remotely relatedUlysses to only matters toward acute, and obtuse angles distant from but, question in book notthe...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Aristotle’s Aristotle’s Plato’s Both nongood. is that Timaeusof all cause the is good of the tainty uncer good; of the of one’s uncertainty means goal uncertainty action, In nate. determi most the likewise are virtue real and knowledge real and determinate; most...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 251–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
... evolutionist agreed that the inheritance of acquired characteristics was a fact and wanted explanation. Even though he appealed to it in his own arguments, Darwin could not explain such inheritance. What he did instead was to treat acquired characteristics as supplementary, the principal cause of evolution...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 315–336.
Published: 01 August 2007
... of college, the conservative pundit David Brooks wrote recently: Read Plato’s “Gorgias.” As Robert George of Princeton observes, “The explicit point of the dialogue is to demonstrate the superiority of phi- losophy (the quest for wisdom and truth) to rhetoric (the art of per- suasion in the cause...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2018
... agent?The someother there orwas iron, the Didcold change cause. cold weather. very Boyle wondered in atbreak the waterbarrels surrounding hoops iron that (1665),of reports Cold of investigation History his Boyle recounts...