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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... Thus it concludes with a speculative touch, which may be a requiem, relating the creation of rapports with an ecology of practices akin to William James's always-under-construction pluriverse. Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism Comparison as a matter...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 64–70.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Helen Verran This comment argues that Isabelle Stengers, in her article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” is justifiably concerned about the future of science in an imperium of commerce where epistemology has no clout. Agreeing with Stengers that we should focus attention on comparison-as...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
... soon be part of a romantic past. Thus it concludes with a speculative touch, or perhaps it is a requiem, relating the creation of rapports to an ecology of practices akin to William James’s always-under-construction pluriverse. Copyright © 2011 Duke University Press 2011 comparison concern...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
... China in 1983 as a scholar of comparative literature. This account is meant to illustrate and reinforce Lloyd's cautions regarding the hazards of intercultural—here, Chinese-Western—comparisons in studies of culture and cognition. Examination of a foundational study in East-West cultural/cognitive...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Brit Ross Winthereik This commentary on Isabelle Stengers's article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” takes its entry point in a battle between comparisons: imposed comparisons, where extraneous, irrelevant criteria are laid down, and active, interested comparisons, where rapport is established...
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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...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 71–76.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Steven D. Brown This commentary on Isabelle Stengers's article, “Comparison as a Matter of Concern” is an assessment of her stance toward experimental psychology. At the various points in her work where she considers that discipline, she tends to accuse it of failing to embrace the “risk” that she...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 January 2011
... multiplicities lies the power of the forking pathway: the moment a relation is created through divergence. If we are invited—in the same breath—to consider forms of comparison and forms of relativism (dropping difference and similarity), we are also offered two paths, one based on a world of singularities and...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... regions and to study objects as well as texts. This curiosity has led the author herself to draw comparisons between Indian culture, especially Hinduism, and European Christianity, thereby raising questions about what constitutes good comparative study. Interrogating the nature of comparison, especially...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 120–142.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Shlomo Dov Rosen This article argues that the religious epistemology of the rabbinic tradition, which preserves and respects multiple perspectives in intellectual debate, is best understood in comparison to the definitions of truth proposed by philosophical pragmatists, in particular William James...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
... contrast is an anonymous review — by Edgar Wind — attacking Gombrich's biography of Aby Warburg, which was published in 1970. Wind found the new Warburg circle “Lilliputian” in comparison with the old Hamburg circle, to which he had belonged. This essay disputes Wind's finding, based on its author's own...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
... presumptions in comparison with those of Greco-Latin literature and philosophy. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 thumos self-esteem honor great powers war Symposium: Peace by Other Means, Part 2 THUMOS, WAR, AND PEACE Richard Ned Lebow This...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 247–268.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Robert Levin Comparison of surviving texts of eighteenth-century composers, Bach and Mozart in particular, show that considerable latitude was granted to performers for extempore embellishment and cadenzas, not only in arias and concertos but in solo works as well. Amateurs required prepared...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers This piece is an answer to the responses of Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, and Brit Ross Winthereik to the author's article, “Comparison as a Matter of Concern.” She acknowledges the difficulty of her respondents to accept her claim that the sciences may be destroyed as many...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
... anthropology, comparison, and relativism. Duke University Press 2011 Translated by Antonia Walford Symposium: Comparative Relativism ZENO AND THE ART OF ANTHROPOLOGY Of Lies, Beliefs, Paradoxes, and Other Truths Eduardo Viveiros de Castro...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
...William M. Chace This guest column, written by a former president of Emory University, examines arguments made by Jonathan Cole, a former provost of Columbia, in his book The Great American University . Cole illustrates his history of the modern American research university with a vivid comparison...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Andrea R. Jain; Jeffrey J. Kripal This essay is conceived as a contribution to the academic debate on the ethical status of mystical traditions with regard to Jain asceticism in particular and—through comparison of Jain with Advaita Vedanta asceticism—to ideologies of radical quietism more...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 472–500.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... Through this comparison, the paper attempts to show that even the most tenacious disagreement originates in this affective nexus, and to show as well how we may construct ethical practices that are contingent upon disagreement. article Misunderstanding A Typology of...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 340–347.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., Elaine Pagels, and Karen King—and with extended reference to Jonathan Lear's study of “cultural devastation,” Radical Hope —Jeffrey Perl explores the possibility that the fear of anomie (“anomiphobia”) is misplaced. He argues that, in comparison with the violence and narrowness of any given social order...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 147–151.
Published: 01 January 2002
... renders interpretation self-con- scious and self-critical—but the advent of meaningful relationships may be thereby put off indefinitely. The amiable closeness expressed by comparison is an arm outstretched to strangers—though often without knowing what, for example, an outstretched arm means in the...