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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
... written constitution for the State of Israel also revealed a picture of a profoundly divided society with utterly irreconcilable political visions competing for its future. In the face of such radical diversity in political vision the author suggests that the better way forward is to focus not on ends but...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 525–552.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Ceauşescu, a powerful group of politicians came to dominate the National Salvation Front, an originally anticommunist political organization that held power following the coup. Through manipulation of the media and voting processes and imposition of a flawed new constitution, Iliescu ensured the ascendancy...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 192–199.
Published: 01 April 2019
... includes not only Ratzinger and the conservative jurist E.-W. Böckenförde but also the more liberal philosopher Jürgen Habermas. What the three share, according to Kristeva, is their assessment of “rationalist humanism” as incapable of sustaining constitutional democracies, which by nature “need ‘normative...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Aidan O'Neill The question posed in this article is whether Catholics can fully, unreservedly, and conscientiously carry out their duties as citizens and as holders of their various public offices (legislative, judicial and executive) of the State, in accordance with the laws and constitution of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 412–437.
Published: 01 August 2009
... resists the idea that repose might constitute one of life's key desiderata, but notes at the close how both his own view and his interlocutor's are adumbrated in the Wallace Stevens poem that furnishes the dialogue its title. Duke University Press 2009 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 3...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Paul J. Griffiths; G. R. Evans; Clark Davis This essay, which is the editor's introduction to part 1 of a multipart symposium on quietism, also constitutes his call for symposium papers. The symposium is meant be comprehensive. It is described as political and broadly cultural as...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Clark Davis In his meditation on Emerson's self-reliance, George Kateb argues that Emerson's entrance into antislavery politics, particularly his calls for collective mobilization, constitutes a “deviation from his theory of self-reliance, not its transformation.” Though Emerson often imagines a...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
... ontological resonance, the attunement of things with one another, the deep analogies that constitute the underlying structure of the world. Imagination is thus fundamental to the good, or ethical, life. For its disciplined exercise relieves us of what Simone Weil calls the “Ring of Gyges”: the refusal to...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Mad Love — which Czechs know better as Letohrádek Hvězda at Bílá hora, the White Mountain — as a signifier whose wanderings, over the period, encapsulate the mutual myths and misunderstandings that were constitutive of this most poignant of surrealist love affairs. The essay ends by suggesting that...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... contradiction. Above all, Veblen's work serves the purpose of reminding us that neither science nor democracy constitutes a self-evident ground for belief in the inherent reasonableness or justice of action per se. For these reasons alone, an acquaintance with his work should be part of any solidly grounded...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
....” The second section examines an internal paradox in the worldview of Qoheleth, who commends the enjoyment of a world that he considers meaningless and vain. The third and final section of the article compares these paradoxes as constitutive of the texts in which they appear. Conveying no univocal...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 221–230.
Published: 01 April 2011
... arts by drawing out its implications for the interpretation of publicly consequential texts (such as constitutions, legal statutes, and canon law). Arguing that judges and clerics could learn much from studying the work of Philip Gossett and other practitioners of textual criticism in the arts, the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 April 2015
... action or of decent human relations—in containing and civilizing force is an idea that informs the novel's conception of what constitutes and ensures civilized life. Forster regarded propriety and convention as expressions of force and so applauded any assault on conventional feeling as an act of moral...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 196–235.
Published: 01 April 2015
... access to legal means and were forced either into alternative dispute resolution or into autocoercion, in which marginalized people presented unity to outsiders to avoid state interference. This proposition constitutes a relevant advance in relation to previous approaches to conflict and harmony in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2006) 12 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2006
... different in havecould and concept has the that meanings different the is, that interim the constitutional existing settlements and Iraq. in Afghanistan of considerlegalreengineering and optionsfor thereare political what realistic a bebetterpositionin we totions, pick will up and pieces policy...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 287–303.
Published: 01 April 2002
... tension and some- times violent contestation. In nations where that kind of contest is mostly behind us, we tend to forget how we achieved the apparently ideal and universalizable constitutions and civil societies that we enjoy. The imposition of peaceful arrangements is authoritarian and...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 517.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? anything was away, asked, objects scholars of those value wethe took if residueof “things”: merely the was illusion.” Perhapsply ahubristic consciousness sim is itself “lookedat closely, that, ‘subjectivity’ and subjects” constitute “objects KingLear as such plays cited prominently...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
... sovereignty.We this in are, ground a borders do constitute to notseem itpeople,defined to comes When his really it, you know as life your depends onwhich heart, his Is her property? one’s morefrom bearable. life inseparable own being makes things, other orfrom of others, lives the...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 500.
Published: 01 September 2016
... againstalmostto constitute irresistibleanything,” a point powerlacking of view. is passions to unfold we the may obvious think andsignificance hold sway requires. without Itsseeming subtle, Alluding to that other canonical commencement, Genesis, Jullien observes...