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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... critique of what the Romantic-Symbolist tradition of English poetry had become in the twentieth century. Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and other late Symbolists had turned artists into advocates of an irrational wisdom superior to reason and common sense, thus isolating—so Kermode argued—the world of art from...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... It is not possible to interrupt work because of personal feelings of ambivalence toward a particular project. Common sense thus suggests that science must work against ambivalence. At just the moment, however, when climate science in particular must obey...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... eventually replaces whatever passes for common sense at a given time and place. Indeed, the logical positivists were in the business of hastening that process by promoting their own logic-driven version of scientific language. Sellars himself, however, held a more nuanced view of the transition, perhaps...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
... .  Common Knowledge 134 There is nothing more hollow- more nothing is There unaccountably definitive (in both senses) and therefore equally immobilizing. immobilizing. equally therefore...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Richard Rorty Abstract Among Rorty's most admired essays, and probably his most autobiographical, “Trotsky and the Wild Orchids” made its first appearance as a column in Common Knowledge during the journal's inaugural year. Here it is reprinted, thirty years later, in a symposium called “Whatever...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 247–275.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Branka Arsić This article is a contribution to the fifth part of the Common Knowledge symposium on forms of quietism. Responding to a sense that prior installments of the symposium had overlooked the phenomenology of quietism, of patient suffering, the essay details the daily life of Mary...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
...G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where nothing mattered; particularities of Christian belief and practice, pleasures of the senses, personal desires, all vanished in the utter self-abandonment of the soul in the presence of God. The “resigned” soul...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 123–125.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Richard Rorty; Jeffrey M. Perl In this brief essay Rorty comments on how some fear that Thomas Kuhn’s widely persuasive view of science can and is being used to denigrate science or to reduce our sense of its difference from literature. Rorty goes on to argue that no part of culture should...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 220–232.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay introduces the second of three installments of an “elegiac symposium” in Common Knowledge on figures and concepts devalued in what Thomas Kuhn refers to as “paradigm shifts.” The essay suggests that Kuhn’s idea is provincial, in three specified senses...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 261–275.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., their behavior is a form of exopraxis, which is the subject of the issue of Common Knowledge in which this contribution appears. Due to its scope and dynamism, this shared pilgrimage is perhaps the most important in the contemporary religious landscape of the Middle East, but it is part of a broader ecology...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... object (as sight in regard to color), save accidentally, through some hindrance to the sensible organ. For example, the taste of a fever-stricken person judges a sweet thing to be bitter because his tongue is vitiated by ill humors . The sense, however, may be deceived as regards common sensible objects...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Yaakov A. Mascetti Abstract The third and final installment of this book-length contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Contextualism—the Next Generation” treats two further writers in seventeenth-century England whose work is not representative of any stance or discourse that contextualist...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-American mind. The reviewer asks whether the Chinese, now facing a plurality of histories, wonder if there may be a plurality of li (principles), as well, or at least if there can be a li that is “universal” in the sense that it is common to them all. The problem here, the reviewer argues, in part derives...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
... but also by their evident surprise at being asked to recall what they had studied in any previous course. This essay—a guest column in Common Knowledge —goes on to generalize the implications of the incident, arguing that, paradoxically, the effect of period courses is to erase the sense of historical...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adir H. Petel Mikhail Epstein's essay “Inventive Thinking in the Humanities,” also published in the January 2017 issue of Common Knowledge , argues that the humanities are in crisis because humanist academics have “turned away from human beings and focused on texts.” Expanding on this point while...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Jeffrey M. Perl In this introduction to part three of the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” the journal’s editor argues that blur is not a medium of concealment, confusion, or evasion. Making distinctions between kinds of relative unclarity (for instance, haze...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
... for an - - , in the sense in which I will use the the use Iwill which in sense the , in 3 down. break to system whole the causing thus adisease, from die all might calculation relevant the do ableto were who mathematicians few the with a common array...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Battaglia; Roy Wagner This introduction to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Comparative Relativism” outlines a variety of intellectual contexts where placing the unlikely companion terms comparison and relativism in conjunction offers analytical purchase. If comparison, in the most general sense...