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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 501–502.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Barry Allen Stanley Cavell, Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005), 302 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (New York: Grove, 2006), 383...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-unexpected event or upheaval makes their significance apparent. In this sense, we might argue that historical events make full sense only in the light of “judgment day”; until then, history remains an incoherent chronicle. But the totality that will one day be revealed cannot be anticipated. The past is open...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 491–492.
Published: 01 August 2005
... good old days, blockbusters coming out faster than you could absorb them? Here are two items to help you think about the problem. A pamphlet in English, a cry of anguish from the longtime humanities editor at Harvard University Press. And an amazingly civilized...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Caroline Walker Bynum Written two days after the women's march in New York on January 21, 2017, this essay — a guest column in Common Knowledge — describes the event and emphasizes two aspects: its multi-issue focus and its response to the denigration of women's expertise represented in much of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
... transformative experience of well-structured debate among students with opposing viewpoints, each committed to deep reading and careful thought about both history and present-day politics. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 fascism Nazism classroom Trump student participation ...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Richard Rorty that a full issue would be devoted, some day, to conversations among people who have inspired in each other “interesting and important” intellectual disagreements. The editor further explains how, over the intervening years, the disagreements among contributors have evolved. While Common...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and Mendelssohn). Many of the “other” composers came from Italy, France, or Britain and became famous for opera selections and songs, some termed “popular,” and a substantial number of their pieces were performed throughout the nineteenth century. The present-day narrative of music history has canonic...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of recent vintage. In the days when postmodernism was a technical term used mainly by scholars of art and architecture—and indeed, decades before then—professional historians were grappling with the incapacity of facts to write themselves into a universally satisfying, single version of history...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 150–171.
Published: 01 January 2014
... varieties of urban hardware. The “fuzz” or mess of the assembly — the difficulties that participants have at putting together, let alone understanding, the assembly as an urban form — offers a valuable perspective on present-day discussions concerning the city as an object of political claims and rights...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Caroline Walker Bynum In this guest column, the medieval historian Caroline Walker Bynum uses her recent experiences as a hospital volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in New York City to meditate on the progressive politics of her younger days in the 1960s, on her...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 44–49.
Published: 01 January 2015
... Roman champions, the Horatii, are killed, but the remaining brother wins the day for his city. In a further twist, he then goes on to kill his sister when he finds her grieving for one of the dead Alban brothers, to whom she was betrothed. Although guilty of a dreadful crime, by the will of the people...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 335–347.
Published: 01 April 2011
... into praxes of extemporized music making. Improvisatory traditions in the realms of jazz and the commedia dell'arte offer models for reconceiving Mozart's music as a dialogical and collaborative medium; they also suggest ways in which present-day performers can gain historical, phenomenological, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 120–142.
Published: 01 January 2017
... modern mysticism are considered and compared with those of latter-day European and American epistemology. This article makes a case for a fundamentally pluralistic conception of truth and argues that it is exemplified in the social interaction of the talmudic sages. © 2017 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 305–326.
Published: 01 April 2015
... cohesion and an eruption of violence. The essay examines one of the factors that has supported amity in Latvia for the past two decades: late-Soviet cosmopolitanism and its legacies in present-day Latvian cultural life. Analysis focuses on public art projects in Riga during the summer of 2014, in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 355–358.
Published: 01 April 2003
...Colin Richmond Duke University Press 2003 not for sale CK 9.2-13 Richmond 3/14/03 10:51 AM Page 355 BETWEEN WARS Colin Richmond Day One The small party sailed out of Stralsund and through the Strelasund into the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 527–540.
Published: 01 August 2005
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 530.
Published: 01 September 2015
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 367–368.
Published: 01 August 2005
... brilliantly snowy morning of the icy winter of 1982, not far from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, on the sunny side of 42nd Street, like a dark block in the surging crowds, a black woman, naked as the day she was born, was cleaning herself at the edge of the sidewalk. She was no longer...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 106.
Published: 01 January 2015
... day world. Lassner is emeritus professor of Jewish civilization, civilization, of Jewish professor emeritus world.is ­day Lassner - ...