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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 337–338.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Emily Budick Rudrum David , Stanley Cavell and the Claim of Literature . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 ), 285 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 responsive to the text rather than declarative about its meaning. He raises ques He raises aboutmeaning...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 57–58.
Published: 01 January 2017
... popular and unsupported claim that the humanities have practical relevance and, instead, to offer ruminative descriptions of what happens when teachers and students meet to discuss texts and objects. She explains that the essays report in detail on five individual classes in five very different academic...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of modern experimental sciences. These sciences usually serve as the stronghold for universalist claims and as such are a target of relativism. It is argued here that the specificity of these sciences is not a method but a concern . To be able to claim that they have not unilaterally imposed...
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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 (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... experimental sciences. These sciences usually serve as the stronghold for universalist claims and as such are a target of relativism. It is argued that the specificity of these sciences is not a method but a concern. To be able to claim that they have not unilaterally imposed their definitions on the phenomena...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
...James J. Bono Abstract As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay elucidates how Isabelle Stengers's signature idea of an “ecology of practices” offers a way to establish claims to expertise and—within limits that are, in effect, the limits...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 351–360.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Mark Rowlands Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour argue in their article “Morality or Moralism?” that contemporary moral treatments of animals exhibit a hard-won insensitivity, and a corresponding inability to respond, to the “call” of animals—to the moral claims that animals legitimately make on us...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nicholas Gaskill Abstract As the leading contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay asks why Rorty was so often taken to be saying things that he claimed he was not. The argument is that Rorty's rhetorical approach and jargon engendered...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to god. Zwicky's depiction of a generalized “analytic” philosopher may also be thought oversimplified: few analytic philosophers, if any, would claim that meaning can only be “linguistic in form,” and it is unclear what is meant by “technocratically acceptable prose.” Nevertheless, Zwicky's claim...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of the halakha built upon partial and limited evaluations of the law's truth-claims. It argues that rabbinic debating generates multiple understandings for every detail of the law that entangle and conceal any ultimate sense of the law from view. The result is a legal system that is modest about its conclusions...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 21–24.
Published: 01 January 2023
... as “we atheists,” by which he seems to have meant “those of us repelled by extravagant or overheated claims and absolutes.” His tendency was thus to pull back in what might seem to be bored alarm from treatments of science as superior, perilous, or in any essential way different from other forms...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and pragmatic considerations are likely to ensure its continued consolidation, but its most committed champions have also presented it as the realization of an idea, as a longstanding project finally fulfilled. What is the idea that a federal European state can claim to embody or represent or be animated...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Tzachi Zamir This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Emilie Hache and Bruno Latour takes issue with their distinction between two kinds of morality. Hache and Latour see a difference between morality as sensitivity and morality as principled claims regarding moral considerability...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... treated Tiepolo's work as unhealthy, lightweight, and bizarre, but this review supports Calasso's claim that his work is actually sober and moving. The review concludes that there are artists whom the narrow sensibility of standard art historians will never be able to accommodate, Tiepolo being only one...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 200–203.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and to comment on other medieval theories about and incidents of inexplicable or miraculous seeing on the part of the “spiritually gifted.” Her conclusion is that students who ask what such people do see must be told that they have indeed seen what they have claimed to see, just “as I saw The Woman...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
...W. V. Quine; Jeffrey M. Perl In this brief essay Quine clarifies and limits his sometimes misconstrued and misapplied thesis of the “indeterminacy of translation.” It does not imply, as some have claimed, that translation is impossible or arbitrary. Nor does it say (as due consideration...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 13–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that assumption, several others likewise become untenable, including the assumption that precise meanings for words or concepts are available in principle. Objectivism and relativism are claimed to be equally chimerical. objectivity relativism cultural difference Copyright © 1994 1994 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 123–125.
Published: 01 April 2019
... be invidiously set against another as in any way privileged. Questions about the epistemological status or rationality of different disciplines or areas of culture should be dismissed, he claims, as pointless. He calls this perspective “left-wing Kuhnianism” and discusses its importance for the journal Common...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
... efficient use of natural resources, and so on. But such a view of the university defines its value entirely by factors external to itself. Proponents of one definition of the university’s purpose typically acknowledge some validity in the other, and universities commonly strive to fulfill the claims of both...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Roger Cardinal Etchegaray; Translated by Mei Lin Chang; Jeffrey M. Perl Cardinal Etchegaray argues here that the dialogue between church and state, with both parties rooted in sometimes conflicting absolute claims and values, has become more recently a wider-ranging dialogue between the church...