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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the place of observation in science confirms) that arguments from the indeterminacy of translation can be extended properly to a supposed incommensurability of scientific theories. indeterminacy of translation cultural difference incommensurability commensurability meaning Copyright © 1993 1993 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Knowledge began as an enterprise of “Left Kuhnian” or “Left Wittgensteinian” contextualists, hoping to get beyond the problem known as “incommensurability,” it has become over the past quarter-century a venue in which the commensuration of paradigms and worldviews, even religions and cultures...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... starts from the assumption that practices of ordering depend on the establishment of forms for commensuration, classification, qualification, valuation, and calculation of equivalence that imply reference to realities “out there” and to perceived common goods. A convention (or the element of a “metacode...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that intellectuals have a special obligation to work cooperatively to eliminate intellectual obstacles that stand in the way of commensuration, communication, and comprehension globally. It is this responsibility that he calls “intellectual philanthropy.” university values liberal arts philanthropy...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 426–429.
Published: 01 August 2004
... of commensuration. How is it to be done and who might accomplish it? From commensurability to commensuration is a long trek, and we should feel self-congratulatory at this juncture. Historic events have turned the Linguistic Turn guild from theory toward—if not practice...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that term to mean clearing away “specifically intellectual obstacles to commensuration, communication, and comprehension,” and he invited the intellectual community to reflect on our own history of involvement in public affairs and to make good on our own mistakes.1 About the pressing need...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 284–286.
Published: 01 April 2002
... considerable attention. Still, commensuration may in practice fail spectacularly and, in our time, 286 has done so—globally—more than once. This installment of “Peace and Mind” is dedicated to reservations about commensurability and communication, and is offered...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2006
... with “enormously complex problems” of commensuration that we have been ignoring and can no longer ignore. Keith Thomas has lectured the British Academy on “the need for schol- Common Knowledge 12:1...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to 1997. 18. As a more precise and less disruptive substitute for incommensurability, W. V. Quine suggested a doctrine that he called indeterminacy of translation for which, see his essay Commensurability and the Alien Mind, published here in 1992, which instructs philosophers of science that two...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 147–151.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of translation”) had been said to sanction balkaniza- tion, and CK responded with articles like Paul Feyerabend’s signal “Potentially Every Culture Is All Cultures” (vol. 3, no. 2) and with symposia under such titles as “Exit from the Balkans: The Commensuration of Alien...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 151.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of translation”) had been said to sanction balkaniza- tion, and CK responded with articles like Paul Feyerabend’s signal “Potentially Every Culture Is All Cultures” (vol. 3, no. 2) and with symposia under such titles as “Exit from the Balkans: The Commensuration of Alien...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 January 2020
... (formal con- vention, psychology, society, ideology). What I call chance, invoking C. S. Peirce, Herbert calls emergence, invoking John Haugeland. Chaos theory might interest both Herbert and myself. Our concepts are not commensurate but do analogous work. They generate nonexplanation to counter...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
... as members of the same genus as themselves. When reading or writing cultural, intellectual, or social history, I take it as a rule of thumb that, from “experiencers” less different than Nazis from Jews (or than bats from phenomenologists), we may expect a considerable measure of commensurability...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., and how objects formake What are (in)commensurability, remain. they practices industrial and scientific between gaps that ensure objects other while practices I am suggesting would also entail close attention to how objectsparticular bridge often as projects with short time frames...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 18–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
... The as a species does not result in anything like a commensurate increase in in increase commensurate a like anything in not does result species a as mankind alienated...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 548–549.
Published: 01 August 2002
... but not to be subjugated, and unlike its referent, too big to be squashed. Bal is exceptionally skilled at close reading, and the subjects she chooses to take on are commensurate in complexity to that skill. Now in her nineties, Bour- geois came through...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 549.
Published: 01 August 2002
... but not to be subjugated, and unlike its referent, too big to be squashed. Bal is exceptionally skilled at close reading, and the subjects she chooses to take on are commensurate in complexity to that skill. Now in her nineties, Bour- geois came through...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 549–550.
Published: 01 August 2002
... but not to be subjugated, and unlike its referent, too big to be squashed. Bal is exceptionally skilled at close reading, and the subjects she chooses to take on are commensurate in complexity to that skill. Now in her nineties, Bour- geois came through...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 550.
Published: 01 August 2002
... but not to be subjugated, and unlike its referent, too big to be squashed. Bal is exceptionally skilled at close reading, and the subjects she chooses to take on are commensurate in complexity to that skill. Now in her nineties, Bour- geois came through...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 550–551.
Published: 01 August 2002
... but not to be subjugated, and unlike its referent, too big to be squashed. Bal is exceptionally skilled at close reading, and the subjects she chooses to take on are commensurate in complexity to that skill. Now in her nineties, Bour- geois came through...