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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 106–107.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Thierry Drumm thierrydrumm@gmail.com Martin Savransky , Around the Day in Eighty Worlds: Politics of the Pluriverse ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2021 ), 200 pp. Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 In the beginning, Savransky's book offers a copious...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2021) 27 (1): 126.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Maggie Ross Corbin Alain , A History of Silence: From the Renaissance to the Present Day , trans. Birrell Jean ( Cambridge : Polity , 2018 ), 155 pp. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 C O M M O N K N O W L E D G E 1 2 6 Alain Corbin, A History of Silence: From...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2005) 11 (3): 491–492.
Published: 01 August 2005
... it was in the 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 (2020) 26 (2): 336–352.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Aleksandr Skidan; James McGavran Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Common Knowledge 26:2 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-8192750 © 2020 by Duke University Press 336 P O E T R Y THE WORKS AND DAYS OF DANIIL IVANOVICH Aleksandr Skidan Translated by James McGavran * Daniil Ivanovich really didn t...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 333–335.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Matvei Yankelevich Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Common Knowledge 26:2 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-8192738 © 2020 by Duke University Press 333 P O E T R Y THE WORKS AND DAYS OF ALEKSANDR SKIDAN Matvei Yankelevich Aleksandr Skidan, one of Russia s leading literary critics and poets...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... way, Rorty relied heavily on the ideas of Thomas Kuhn. The article surveys the development of science studies since Kuhn's day, sketching an intellectual genealogy for Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, whose work addresses—much more directly than Rorty's—current concerns with the climate crisis...
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Common Knowledge (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 blind spots...
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Common Knowledge (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. Successive...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (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. fascism Nazism classroom Trump student participation Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to 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 (2020) 26 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2020
...; to Lagrenée, in the eighteenth; to David and Guillemot, in the nineteenth; to Jeff Koons in our own day. Perl and Albera agree with these artists that the antithetical pair, Aphrodite and Ares, have a fully logical, if furtive relationship in mythology, iconography, and psychology. The idealization to which...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 276–289.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Detelina Tocheva An annual celebration called the Day of the Driver, held in the vicinity of a chapel in the central southern part of the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria, is a professional as well as Orthodox Christian feast in which Bulgarian Sunni Muslims have participated at least since the fall...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge introduces a long‐term project titled “Antipolitics: Symposium in Memory of György Konrád.” Konrád, who died in 2019, was a founding member of the Common Knowledge editorial board, and the symposium is meant to find present‐day...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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 (2015) 21 (1): 44–49.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of the 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...