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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 571–581.
Published: 01 August 2002
... Duke University Press 2002 not for sale Translated by Eugene Ostashevsky CK 8.3-13 Vvedemsky 7/14/02 3:14 PM Page 571 FOUR DESCRIPTIONS Aleksandr Vvedensky (1904–1941) Translated by Eugene Ostashevsky...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
... assumed that the best descriptions of oneself are those given by oneself and, further, generally felt that allowing for the possibility that better descriptions than one's own have been produced by others is comparable to surrendering a civil right. He concludes instead that allowing for that possibility...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
... elaboration of values to precise descriptions, as if description could still support values. Victorian writing tended to experience the effort to ground value in fact as a source of constant irony, given that the desired values refused to become manifest. Positivist philosophy and its literary allies asserted...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... a self-reliance that can lead to action, his descriptions of the fundamental attitude of the self towards the world suggest passivity, attention, and waiting. Because he rules out logical or teleological sources for inspiration, his conception of self-reliance is fundamentally at odds with progressivist...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the process by which one teacher put together an online course. Several essays articulate the doubts that professors sometimes feel about their task—doubts that may lead to moving connections with students, who also feel doubt. The introduction suggests that descriptions of specific classroom experiences...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and from Socrates's description of a luxurious city, this piece argues that what we are inseparable from are mostly things and persons that our body can go on without. To the extent that such things and persons, and the relationship in which we stand to them, are distinct from our bodies, what we...
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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): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2011
... (for example, the concept of the “partible person”), her work is mainly descriptive and centered on Melanesia. She makes no objection to discussing generally applicable principles, or to finding unity in diversity—saying only that she is somewhat wary of them and, instead, mainly reports her findings about...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., and the descriptive and the performative, are noteworthy. This essay examines three distinctive and novel responses to the question of what comes after critique, found in the writings of the anthropologist Hirokazu Miyazaki, who has defined what he terms a method of hope; in the experimental anthropology of Richard...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 206–223.
Published: 01 May 2023
... installment, offers arguments for why sortition — the selection of shorter‐duration representatives by lottery from the general population — is the best procedure for democracy. Random selection can assure broad diversity and descriptive representation, and it allows those people selected to overcome...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Finally, this article presents a critique of Edward Said's understanding of intellectuals in his Representations of the Intellectual . The author argues that Said's book misrepresents Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons . Cohen suggests that there are radical differences between Said's description...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 57–58.
Published: 01 January 2017
... popular and unsupported claim that the humanities have practical relevance and, instead, to offer ruminative descriptions of what happens when teachers and students meet to discuss texts and objects. She explains that the essays report in detail on five individual classes in five very different academic...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
... University in California describes her experience introducing students enrolled in a humanities survey course to The Passion of SS. Perpetua and Felicitas —a text that combines the prison diaries of two North African Christians with an eyewitness account of their deaths. In this description of a single...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with three sets of devotional materials—two papier-mâché medallions painted by nuns at the convent of Wienhausen in northern Germany on the eve of the Reformation; a n'kisi n'kondi figure from the Yombe group of Kongo peoples in the nineteenth-century; and a description, taken from Marilynne Robinson's novel...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 522–526.
Published: 01 August 2005
... would all, apart from the occasional Calvinist, be very good people, which even the non-Calvinists have reason to believe we are not. How we describe ourselves as persons, however, is, to a certain extent, our own affair. The descriptions we get from philosophers...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., between meaningful discourse and meaningless causes. I have read his work against that of Latour, Stengers, and Haraway to show up these shortcomings and suggest ways of moving past them. Descriptions, in Latour's model, sensitize us not only to the pain of other humans (Rorty's claim in Contingency...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2002
... all) of their views. The fact that one has been persuaded by someone else usually elicits less effusive manifestations of agreement, and so there are really not many analogues of Protarchus’s straightforward avowal. Even Gorgias’s flattering self-description...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 121–122.
Published: 01 January 2021
... caricatures as an uncle, for example, or a baby are paid special attention. Still, a self- drawn caricature is not the same as a verbal self- description. Uncles require nephews or nieces; an image requires nothing. Thus you cannot quite draw an uncle. Self- invention, moreover, suggests a level...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 120–121.
Published: 01 January 2021
... self- drawn caricatures as an uncle, for example, or a baby are paid special attention. Still, a self- drawn caricature is not the same as a verbal self- description. Uncles require nephews or nieces; an image requires nothing. Thus you cannot quite draw an uncle. Self- invention, moreover...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 2016
... with a somewhat Horatian description of its causes. of its description asomewhatHoratian with ofcombined Horace, effects of the description powerful avery presents passage longbefore.” Taken fountains awhole,same as atthe the “drunk had They heart. patrickleighfermor.org/2010/04/19/i...