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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 January 2002
... itself not through the authority of Revelation alone, but also through recourse to the “very Facts of Scripture.” —William Kolbrener Deborah E. Harkness, John Dee’s Conversations with Angels: Cabala, Alchemy, and the End of Nature (Cambridge...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 319–320.
Published: 01 May 2016
... - - © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Thomas Hugh , World without End: The Global Empire of Philip II . ( London : Allen Lane , 2014 ), 463 pp. Parker Geoffrey , Imprudent King: A New Life of Philip II . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2014 ), 438 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Miguel Tamen Duke University Press 2002 END OF STORY Miguel Tamen “To be sure,” Wittgenstein once remarked, “there is justification; but justification comes to an end.”1 Judging from the testimony of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston, here is how the problem...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 83–103.
Published: 01 January 2015
... endeavors and how it reflected the balance of power in the medieval Latin arena. The article concludes with a brief consideration of the shifting historical circumstances that ended medieval peacemaking in the East. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 holy war jihad peacemaking Crusades Latin...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 120–122.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Jeffrey M. Perl Fiske Alan Page and Rai Tage Shakti , Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships , with a foreword by Pinker Steven . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 ), 357 pp. Biggar Nigel...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 353–354.
Published: 01 April 2003
... with “rational egoism.” Read- ers can make up their own minds as to which they find more satisfactory. As for the view encouraged by the influence, if not the literal texts, of Bakhtin—namely, that Dostoevsky’s novels are an endless and open-ended “dia...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 295–296.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Ramie Targoff Keith Thomas, The Ends of Life: Roads to Fulfilment in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 416 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Brigitte Le Juez, Beckett before...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joseph Frank In this memorial essay on Sir Frank Kermode (1919–2010), the author focuses on his own exchange of views with Kermode during the 1970s. In Kermode's book The Sense of an Ending (1966), he had criticized Frank's essay “Spatial Form in Modern Literature” (1945) as part of a larger...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of courage by which, though they are open-ended, a man may count as acting bravely. It need not follow that he has adopted the best tactics. Yet he must have responded fittingly to danger. But how is that to be identified? “Ought”-judgments are to be understood contextually, with an implicit relativity...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 97–153.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and participation in the combat inside southern Lebanon. The narrative follows the progress of an infantry unit from its point of entry on the Israel-Lebanese border, through the villages of Raj-A-Min, Sham'a and on to the coastal position it held until the end of the war at Ras-Bayada. The memoir draws particular...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the Irishness of what he encounters. The lieutenant’s love of foreign places and their names impedes his effort to systematize Ireland for imperial ends, and his love for an Irish woman brings about his own undoing. Applying Simone de Beauvoir’s view of alterity to the lieutenant’s xenophilia, the essay...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 45–104.
Published: 01 January 2008
... “primitives,” they had taken the wrong road and ended up in a cul-de-sac, in contrast to contemporaries such as Géricault and Delacroix, Constable and Turner, who had taken the road that led, without break, to modernity. To the Nazarenes, however, as to the neoclassical artists of the turn of the eighteenth...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
... to these ends. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Devalued Currency, Part 1 the pig is dead Parrhesia and the Common Good Glenn Holland One of the most durable claims of the scholar is the right to say whatever he or she...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in which he founded it. A campaign in American literature departments to downgrade the status of high modernism (in reaction against its elitism and obsession with axiology) was ongoing at the same time the Cold War was ending. He reconsiders the fate of modernism in the intervening years and speculates...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... But, as Tynianov, a consummate theorist of literary evolution, assures his readers: “There are no dead ends in history. There are only interludes.” Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Yuri Tynianov Russian Formalism Russian poetry modernism literary theory ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., is continuously essayed. As he writes: “The question, in other words, is [no longer] whether worldviews are commensurable. The question is whether we should do what it takes—all that it takes—to communicate and reconcile with those we fear. . . . But whoever—let us admit it—takes on the task is going to end up...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
... goes on to argue that individualists and communitarians are “fundamentally in accord”: they are “teams” agreeing to the rules of a dubious conflict from which only “stylites, dendrites, and (on the hearty end of this spectrum) mendicants” have done what is required to exempt themselves. Copyright ©...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 341–345.
Published: 01 April 2019
... nations, and there is no way past E. M. Forster’s dictum, in Howard’s End , that “We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.” Most of Rorty’s essay focuses on works of Forster demonstrating that, in Rorty’s words, “tenderness...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Indeed, the church provides a necessary check on the excesses of liberal society, particularly those of capitalism and democratic populism. Its essential point is the transcendent dimension of the human person—our connection with the divine. The pursuit of economic and political ends needs to be governed...