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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 193–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... — according to Xenophon's Memorabilia — was strongly opposed to it as irrational. According to Socrates and Plato, the citizen of a democracy exists in a moral anarchy, and every choice he makes is random, as if drawn by lot, hence the appropriateness of random choice as a principle of Athenian democracy...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as well as his conception of himself as a moral agent in a world of moral possibility. Simone Weil provides a similar version of a quietist waiting with . To an ungenerous “active searching” she opposes a fundamental generosity, a “waiting or attentive and faithful immobility” through which one is able...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 324–341.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and are made and interpreted by men and women not democratically chosen; democracy has been replaced in some ways and places by anarchy, and in others by oligarchy. Can Athens provide any guidelines for arresting a further slide toward tyranny? Despite the warning of Paul Cartledge, earlier in this symposium...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Shira Wolosky Duke University Press 2003 MORAL FINITUDE AND THE ETHICS OF LANGUAGE A New World Response to Gianni Vattimo Shira Wolosky Morality has often been thought to be grounded in some access to an ultimate...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the dependence of epistemology on ethics—to see that inquiry can be saved from anarchy only by “a moral virtue rather than a theoretical insight.” 22 In other words, Rorty initially followed Peirce in understanding philosophical discourse as necessitating an active choice of vocabulary but guided by an ethics...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 452–463.
Published: 01 August 2002
... that one can CK 8.3-04 Vattimo 7/14/02 3:12 PM Page 456 live perfectly well in a totalitarian society and I oblige him, by means of economic 456 blackmail, to support democracy, what I am doing is violent; I must try to per- suade him instead...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
...” to the exploit of others. Scientists cannot change institutions; political actors cannot dispense with the operations of power. Veblen asks much of us: for he struggled to undrape the veils of power while puncturing false hopes in the prospects of democracy. His quietism situates itself within this awful...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., 18.  174 –75. 147 –60, 1992), England, ofNew Press (1755; University NH: repr., Hanover, Men among Inequality of Foundation 17.  I.iii.2.1. Sentiments Moral of Theory Smith, Adam Jean...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 429–450.
Published: 01 August 2007
... d’Alembert, Jean and Diderot the such Enlightenment, the of projects famous most the vorably compared to atheism, the insufficient belief of a becalmed soul. Some of kind. “Fanaticism,” in which excessive belief tipped over into violence, was unfa up andheterodoxy attochalked too anarchy muchthe...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 April 2015
... , that stages a criminal, legal, moral, political, and and political, moral, legal, acriminal, stages...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 68–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
... ofZion, the by Espoused morality. objective and ontology in abasis has enmity that claim the than greater nothing to expression Ithood. would give victim of Jewish vindication but the nothing Zionwouldaccomplish in a state otherwise, newway; awholly in statehood...