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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isabelle Stengers; Jeffrey M. Perl The question of universalism versus relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always situated concern. The attempt starts from consideration...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers The question of universalism and relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always-situated concern. The attempt starts from the consideration of modern...
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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 (2008) 14 (3): 487.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Peter Burke D. N. DeLuna, ed., with Perry Anderson and Glynn Burgess, The Political Imagination in History: Essays concerning J. G. A. Pocock (Baltimore, MD: Owlworks, 2006), 174 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (1): 164–165.
Published: 01 January 2003
... that, with one paratactic bound, our heroine once more springs free. —John H. Arnold Michael J. Puett, The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China (Stanford, CA: Stanford University...
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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 (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that no contextualist map of religious identities allows for their miscibility or even collocation. Notoriously resistant to psychological and phenomenological interests, contextualism has no place for an early seventeenth-century Christian writer whose concern is less to join a school of thought on the Real Presence...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... can acknowledge that in a complex political system we are ordinarily unable to predict the results of enacting what we advocate, while the latter must occlude that fact. Quietists of political interest must replace concern with outcome by something else as a motive or cause for political advocacy...
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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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 341–345.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Richard Rorty; Jeffrey M. Perl In this essay Rorty argues that care or concern alone is inadequate for dealing with problems of Third World poverty; neither is there likely to be a convenient technological fix. There is no evading the hard decisions that global poverty will require of the rich...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that represent an idolatry of absolute rights that push aside Christian spiritual and moral concerns. Now that liberalism has become the pervasive model for society, the church finds it may more easily express its critique, with the aim of making society more conducive to allowing people to become fully human...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 271–277.
Published: 01 April 2019
... with a physical object. Such objects, furthermore, carry within them vast fields of historical information that are lost when we concern ourselves solely with the text and, indeed, can even lead to the loss of texts themselves. Despite the mass destruction that has already been carried out, it is not too late...
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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...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
... that of ordinary human concerns. Rejecting their view of art, he turned instead to a pre-Romantic tradition (including Spenser and Milton) that the Symbolists had rejected. Among modern writers, Kermode turned to Wallace Stevens, who became his foil for Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, as well as the most important...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... in the context of the related effort of Louis Dumont, which involved a sustained critique of Eurocentricism, in which he saw anthropological comparativism as hitherto being bound. A question is raised concerning the extent to which Strathern has escaped the kind of criticism that Dumont developed. Additionally...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of the democratic and pluralist States in which they live. My concern—as a practicing Catholic and a practicing lawyer—is that the increasingly fierce Church criticism, which arose during the papacy of John Paul II and now of Benedict XVI, of the perceived trend towards secularization in the social and political...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
... between Rorty's own recommendation of “benign neglect” of metaphysics and his actual philosophical practice. The topic of truth actually serves Rorty's philosophical purposes well, allowing him to change the direction of conversation from a concern with the nature of concepts to a direct concern...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Peter Burke This article is concerned with history that is fuzzy in the sense of impressionistic rather than systematic, using “soft” rather than “hard” data and concerned more with “lumping” than with “splitting.” It argues that there have been at least four phases in the two centuries of conflict...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
... sharply defined norms. Thus, such critics evince the same kind of concern about the legitimacy of literary or historical studies as intellectualist philosophers do about the reality of apparent soccer kicks or meaningful speech. Whatever the merit of these concerns, there is no comfort to be had...