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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Yaakov Mascetti In 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger took the occasion of his last homily before election as Pope Benedict XVI to assault what he termed the “dictatorship of relativism,” and Common Knowledge responded in 2007 with a double issue (vol. 13, nos. 2–3) in defense of relativism. Yaakov...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... this question, as Rorty did throughout his career, with the question of the meaning of human life. On the basis of this association—the association of a seriously, consistently pursued metaphilosophy with a defense of humanity against all comers, including theology and science—Rorty moved methodically through...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... meditations on the defensive function of rituals and symbols. More practically, the lecture was intended, by its successful drafting and delivery before an audience of inmates, doctors, and professional colleagues, to prove Warburg's sanity and secure his release. Through an investigation of the outbreak...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
... anthropologists most whole.Moreover(and especially), have a fairly complex and ambivalent love- awhole.” as ofintellectuals “humanity many that given The lapseissurprising, ethics an in defense of or specification, clarification, in Price by said is nothing philanthropy.”Forto next “intellectual...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
... time betraying insensitivity to the particular animals that the text dis- cusses. On the other hand, a writer may appear to buttress the human/nonhuman divide, while revealing unusual responsiveness to nonhuman entities. Hache and Latour’s kind of form-content analysis thus relies upon...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 463–487.
Published: 01 August 2003
... from the beginning, and increasingly of course in recent years. My starting from contemporary psychoanalysis implies that it is not enough simply to read and COMMON KNOWLEDGE COMMON reread Freud, as often happens in academic humanities fields, and thus write...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 May 2022
...: defenses of the humanities. He observes that many such defenses find themselves recycling the shibboleths of “skills” and “critical thinking.” Yet there is little in the concept of “critical thinking,” he notes, that links it explicitly to the humanities. Nearly every discipline in the modern university...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), and - - , or even, potentially, that of human life on the planet. onthe life of human that potentially, or even, nation- ofany existence the beyond well extends thus future the toward ity responsibil ethical Our for240,000. dangerous remain will material the years, half- the danger.that...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 179–185.
Published: 01 April 2003
..., what—come to this—our shared tomorrow might be like. Self-defense has no other weapon. Either I must look from too close up, so as not to see what they have done to me, or from too far off, so that what they have just done should not affect me...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... - - - - no self- into wouldfall defense his both, In relativism. with materialism he woulddefend his latter, the in and relativism, defendto his Bloor woulddeploycase, materialism goal absolute unknown, an toward a(collective) progress nothingbut is knowledge human orthat world...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 342–366.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to individual and collective rights, thereby becoming, like the monarchy it had supplanted, tyrannical. The Levellers’ arguments about democracy did not center on the necessity of majority support for every item of legislation but on constitutional defenses against tyranny and protection of the citizen's rights...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (2): 357–359.
Published: 01 April 2005
... Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, and the the and Award, Rights Human F.Kennedy Robert...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 361–364.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... Recipi- ent of the Nicholson Medal of the American Physical Society, the Freedom Award of the International Rescue Committee, and the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, he is the author of more than 230 scientific papers and author, coauthor, or editor of twenty books, including Bringing...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 227–249.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Parts Parts of this essay are adapted from Barbara Herrnstein Scandalous Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 513–515.
Published: 01 September 2015
... formerly reflect human ofmodels the secular if ing Feuerbachif it notshould surpris right, be is screen; ontoof atranscendent itself projection subjectivity’s beginning the from was theology that argued dismissive, Feuerbach, ofwhom And Eagleton is ideas. ofreligious simple...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 512–513.
Published: 01 September 2015
... formerly reflect human ofmodels the secular if ing Feuerbachif it notshould surpris right, be is screen; ontoof atranscendent itself projection subjectivity’s beginning the from was theology that argued dismissive, Feuerbach, ofwhom And Eagleton is ideas. ofreligious simple...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 116–117.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., in it —  are are - ate Mutter — Matthew think. critics its than robust and varied moreis emotionally ism secular that least, very at shows, the book do,to butpossible is this that not think purpose- their have someto whowant are but there humanism,” “secular arationalist to than piety...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 347–351.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., and Their Kin. He received the inaugural Onassis International Prize for Humanities in 2009. Charles Burnett, professor of the history of Islamic influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute and a fellow of the British Academy, is the author of The Introduction of Arabic Learning into England; Magic...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 August 2003
... proper human and moral terrain. III The antiprophetic impulse found amply in Frost’s poetry can be glimpsed as well 421 in foundational texts of the republic, for instance John Adams’s Defense of the Con- stitutions of Government of the United States (1787). Adams wrote: “It will never be pretended...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 315–336.
Published: 01 August 2007
...) human-centeredand ahumane championing worldview, wereoras intellectuals skill, as Plato claimed) but an epistemology. Sophists such as Gorgias and Protag rhetoric. and Sophism, relativism, of suggest that justice may coincide the with their own beliefs. and second, not doomed to be overrun...