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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
... sequence, continuity, and contrast from students' minds and thereby to erase history itself. The point is not that there is something wrong with dividing history into period courses—some such division is unavoidable and necessary—but that unless period courses are connected, students will come away...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... processes of boundary making and boundary maintenance whereby contrasting cultural traits or contents are arbitrarily assigned to and distributed among preexisting social forms and social scales (whether individuals, communities, or nations). Conversely, the more intensive intertribal engagements described...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... religious. She then examines the feminization of religion in nineteenth-century America and the growing idea at the time of female moral stewardship. After examining the contrasting approaches taken to the process of feminization by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Fox-Genovese then takes...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 45–104.
Published: 01 January 2008
... “primitives,” they had taken the wrong road and ended up in a cul-de-sac, in contrast to contemporaries such as Géricault and Delacroix, Constable and Turner, who had taken the road that led, without break, to modernity. To the Nazarenes, however, as to the neoclassical artists of the turn of the eighteenth...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
... contrasting texts (by Comte-Sponville, Kant, Serres, and Lovelock) in tandem, this article explores what an “objective morality” would look like, and it considers how to compare the Kantian axiology with the actor-network theory's possible definition of a thing-oriented morality. Especially important...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and the other “grandsons of Balzac” with whom he was then keeping company in Paris. Turgenev and Flaubert were both Realists, but the Russian writer, in contrast to the French, cared not only for verbal beauty but also for what James called “moral glamour” in the art of fiction. © 2017 by Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
... this 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 (2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... the 1840s and contrasts his way of reading with those of other scholars during the period. The hermeneutic of “one mind” was the foundation of his xenophilic reading. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Thoreau transcendentalism Hinduism Yoga Bhagavad Gita xenophilia Symposium...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of God’s infinite creativity is realized, and to draw out of that fullness a kind of unity that only the Spirit can devise. In contrast to the fixity of Ratzinger’s Platonic ideal of the church as Eucharistic body of Christ, the model that Bergoglio proposes is purposively unstable in pursuit of a unity...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-animals who became differentiated from other nonhuman species through the acquisition of advanced cognitive capacities. Amerindian cultures, by contrast, regard animals as ex-humans who became differentiated from both modern humans and other animal species via a series of physical adaptations. Underneath...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 167–170.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Inga Clendinnen; Jeffrey M. Perl Contrasting its author’s microhistorical approach with other historical methodologies, especially that of Keith Thomas, Clendinnen praises Kirsten McKenzie’s A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 40–85.
Published: 01 January 2021
... offer to progressive Jews parallels and contrasts to contemporary Jewishness and Judaism. For some, Native America has become a path back to a reconstructed Jewishness and Judaism; for others, a path away. Each path is assessed in this article with respect to questions of authenticity, psychobiography...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Lars Laird Iversen Abstract This guest column in Common Knowledge presents the concept of “communities of disagreement” to an international and interdisciplinary audience, perhaps for the first time. It takes as its starting point the contrast between agonistic and deliberative democratic theories...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
... to be popular in peninsular India between the thirteenth and the eighteenth centuries in vernacular languages such as Telugu, Kannada, and Marathi. Secular and this-worldly in orientation, it can be broadly contrasted to the far better known body of texts on dharma , which are concerned to preserve a normative...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 120–142.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and W. V. Quine, and in contrast to those of philosophical liberals, in particular J. S. Mill. Both the rabbis and the pragmatists emphasize the harmony that innovation must maintain with extant webs of meaning. Conceptions of objectivity and subjectivity in Jewish medieval rationalism and in early...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 404–411.
Published: 01 August 2014
... satirically to contrast Dionysian abundance with vapid social values that promote ruthless competition for supposedly limited resources. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 COLUMNS NIETZSCHE AND/OR/VERSUS DARWIN Babette Babich...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... should focus on a continuous and persistent analytical effort to resist despair by “insisting properly.” This commentary, by one of three authors on whom the original article focused, contrasts Jensen's emphasis on insistence with the idea of ethnography as response . The reconceptualization...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 43–68.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Carlos Fausto; Caco Xavier; Elena Welper Sociocultural transformations brought about by indigenous leaders in Amazonia have been described as prophetic, millenaristic, or messianic and contrasted with modern reformism. This article addresses new ways of describing processes of change negotiated...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 January 2016
... interpretive schools there is a pronounced tendency to rely on simple naturalist epistemology. In contrast, this article offers an interpretation focusing on the structural foundations of violent action. Instead of tracing violent or nonviolent behavior to “human nature,” the origins of violence are linked...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
...,” and reflects the way that Latin speakers viewed early Christianity as a phenomenon of the countryside, much as the English heathen , or German Heide , derives from a root meaning “heath.” Greek-speaking Christians, by contrast, used a variety of terms, but their favored one was Hellene , which reflected...