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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... formulating them in terms of the “right” rather than the “good.” Further, the essay shows how the German word Pflicht , central to Kant's ethics, does not correspond in meaning to the English word duty , whose cultural roots lie in English Puritanism. More generally, the argument is that, ultimately, “common...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., whether in the academic or the political realm, is to persuade the person or people addressed to adopt a particular course of action. The concept of frank speaking, or parrhesia , first appeared among the Greeks as a political virtue, one exercised among free men in the public assembly for the common good...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 104.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Barry Allen Jemielniak Dariusz , Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia . ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2014 ), 293 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 LITTLE REVIEWS Dariusz Jemielniak, Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 552–553.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Philip Gossett Tymoczko Dmitri , A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2010 ), 480 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE REVIEWS T. J. Gorringe, Earthly Visions: Theology and the Challenge of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2002) 8 (3): 548–549.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Clifford Geertz Duke University Press 2002 CK 8.3-10 Reviews 7/14/02 3:13 PM Page 548 LITTLE REVIEWS Tzvetan Todorov, Life in Common, trans. Katherine Golsan and Lucy Golsan (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2001), 174 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Christopher Jones Duke University Press 2003 CK 9.1-10 Jones 10/31/02 10:36 AM Page 132 THE TIES OF OUR COMMON KINDRED Christopher Jones Everyone knows the aphorism that truth is the first casualty of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
...W. Caleb McDaniel In common usage, quietism is often conflated with passivity, and pacifism is often equated with quietism. As a result, pacifism has often been confused with passivity. In the antebellum United States, John Brown and other militant abolitionists who endorsed the use of violent...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 440–467.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Edith Bruder A contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, this article examines the ethnic groups (more than a dozen) on the African continent that have proclaimed their connections to ancient Israel and have developed versions of their tribal histories that place them as a part...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
... video chat—in keeping with the project’s international, interdisciplinary, and innovative working methods. This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” represents individual perspectives on a dynamic and demanding group project that the participants feel, in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 415–429.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Youval Rotman As a contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay describes a four-hour meeting of an undergraduate seminar on historiography at Tel Aviv University. The students and instructor alike are enabled, by analyzing...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Richard Shiff This article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” documents how some modern artists and critics have argued against any sort of verbal thinking about art. Beyond describing works of visual art and pronouncing on their relative...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Karen Pinkus In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” the words ambiguity, ambivalence , and ambience are shown to share the common prefix, from Latin, ambi -, defined in most modern dictionaries as “around, on both sides.” Ambi captures...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Natalie Zemon Davis; Barry Allen In this introduction to Part 1 of the Common Knowledge symposium, “Fuzzy Studies,” the journal's editor discusses four essays from the 1980s by Richard Rorty, in which Rorty chose to associate himself with various neopragmatists, Continental...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Richard Rottenburg This essay is one of three published in response to Casper Bruun Jensen's article “Experiments in Good Faith and Hopefulness: Toward a Postcritical Social Science” ( Common Knowledge 20, no. 2 [Spring 2014]: 337 – 62), which concerns the “postcritical” work of Richard Rottenburg...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 190–206.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Michiko Urita This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” demonstrates how, even as religious strife is pervasive in India, classical Hindustani music has remained a transreligious and intercommunal medium. Indeed, music is one of the few domains in which Hindu-Muslim...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Humberto Garcia; Noa Halevy; Peter Valdina In this introduction to the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, the editor explains the rationale of the new project, citing increases in aggressive xenophobia internationally. He comments on the intergroup...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... both these controversies rose from the same underground stream of medieval dissidence, discussing the contributions of the leading characters in the story and seeking to describe the common ground of idea and ideology which unites the history and which suggests that Quietism represents an archetype...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Andrew Pickering This Common Knowledge guest column concerns performance , understood in its simple ur-sense of “doing things” in the world. It continues the author's analysis, in his book The Mangle of Practice (1995), of cultural evolution as a “dance of agency”: a performative, decentered, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 396–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Noa Halevy; Edith Bruder; Jamie Gilham In his introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, the journal's editor tours the reader through two private apartments (T. S. Eliot's in London and the anthropologist Jeannette Mirsky's in Princeton) and through...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Barry Allen This Common Knowledge guest column examines Richard Feynman’s tabletop experiment, performed during the inquiry into the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, as a means of demonstrating some of the fundamental qualities of a scientific experiment. Experiments have been interpreted...