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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 27–30.
Published: 01 January 2011
... as differences are observed in ancient Chinese and ancient Greek responses to cultural difference; also the significantly different views of these matters among the Greek philosophers. In the same vein, discussing studies of cultural/linguistic variability or counterclaimed universality among humans in color...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 13–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that assumption, several others likewise become untenable, including the assumption that precise meanings for words or concepts are available in principle. Objectivism and relativism are claimed to be equally chimerical. objectivity relativism cultural difference Copyright © 1994 1994 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the place of observation in science confirms) that arguments from the indeterminacy of translation can be extended properly to a supposed incommensurability of scientific theories. indeterminacy of translation cultural difference incommensurability commensurability meaning Copyright © 1993 1993 ...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
... differences by psychologists Hazel Markus and Shinobu Kitayama, cited by Roepstorff, indicates extensive conceptual and methodological problems in that tradition of research. It also indicates that, contrary to Roepstorff's description of the new field of cultural neuroscience as a site of cultural-relativist...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... according to their degree 1.  Simon Harrison, “Cultural Difference as Denied Resemblance: Reconsidering Nationalism and Identity,” Comparative Studies in Society and History 45.2 (2003): 343 –  61. Common Knowledge 17:1...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cultural models, Amerindian perspectivism holds that human and nonhuman species possess a common values system and cultural framework. While this commonality is ordinarily obscured by biologically grounded, perceptual differences, the gap in perspective may be bridged by shamans, whose gift of adopting...
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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
..., and then goes on to show how differently Japanese culture regards and manages major change. The author of this introduction, who is also the journal’s editor, begins by evaluating a triptych of 1895 by Toshikata as a response to the seemingly revolutionary changes brought by the Meiji Restoration a generation...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maya Jasanoff; Jeffrey M. Perl Written in an effort “to frame questions of culture and power in different terms” from those of Edward Said, this case study of Ottoman Alexandria before the French invasion in 1798 (identified by Said as the “launchpad of modern Orientalism”) reveals “lines between...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 January 2022
... in the seventeenth century by spreading awareness of different belief systems. At a more general and profound level, the debate reflected a sense of intellectual or cultural crisis, becoming increasingly acute or at least increasingly visible from the First World War onward. Romain Roland was already writing about...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Leighton Hazlehurst This essay explores ways in which cultures at different levels and in different historical circumstances employ different modes of discourse to deal with conflict and with ways to resolve it. The study is based on ethnographic observations of the Tsimshian myth of Asdiwal...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 August 2020
... in the Babylonian Talmud. Examining the story of Rav Rehumi and his wife in Ketubot 62b, the author inquires whether differences of culture and the passage of time make it impossible for us to determine whether love is the affect involved. The case is especially difficult to resolve, given that, while there may...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicolas Langlitz Based on anthropological fieldwork on the revival of hallucinogen research as well as on the epistemic culture of neurophilosophy, this Common Knowledge guest column examines two very different philosophical engagements with psychedelic drugs. In Thomas Metzinger's evidence-based...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... In this introduction to a Common Knowledge special issue on the Warburg Institute, the authors argue that the Institute remains today — as it has been, in different forms, for almost a century — one of Europe's central institutions for the study of cultural history. At once a rich and uniquely organized library...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Advocates of literary Darwinism, cognitive cultural studies, neuroaesthetics, digital humanities, and other such hybrid fields now seek explicitly to make the aims and methods of one or another humanities discipline approximate more closely the aims and methods of science...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Linda Safran; Adam S. Cohen This article describes two different sessions taught at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts by Linda Safran and Adam S. Cohen as part of a three-year J. Paul Getty Foundation “Connecting Art Histories” initiative titled “Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., moreover, does not subscribe to the identity principle: the alien, in the relationship known as philoxenia, is not conceived as differing radically from oneself or even as being self-identical or coherent. And finally, while the xenophile’s feelings tend to oscillate between supposedly coherent cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
... as members of the same genus as themselves. When reading or writing cultural, intellectual, or social history, I take it as a rule of thumb that, from “experiencers” less different than Nazis from Jews (or than bats from phenomenologists), we may expect a considerable measure of commensurability...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 384–395.
Published: 01 August 2008
... argues against or supplements Perl's contention that Japanese attitudes toward change differ radically from those that are standard in the West. Andersen expands on arguments made by Roland Barthes—an explicator and partisan of Japanese thought—to show that at least one Greek myth (that of the unchanging...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 September 2015
... philosophy and other cultural endeavors as forms of play, points out conceptual traps that specialists in UGS should avoid and decisions they ought to consider making. In particular, the author warns against making too much of the distinction between “games” and “play” and advises UGS practitioners...