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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., permitting some of the members to move about extramurally, as required by conscience, then return to their essentially quietist world. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 4 Guarded Domesticity and Engagement with “the World...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... University Press 2014 Unfinished Business EXPERIMENTAL ENGAGEMENTS AND METACODES Richard Rottenburg My book Far-­Fetched Facts was released in English in 2009 but was originally published, in German, in 2002. Hirokazu Miyazaki’s...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
... covertly — meaning, for one thing, that it becomes difficult to measure the success of those aims, since they are deliberately meant to be unavailable to public scrutiny. Those aims are not dependent on the general populace's involvement or engagement. Indeed, the author concludes, the general populace has...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of an effort to articulate a unified vision of Hindu traditions that could be used to engage with the science, medicine, and other attractive aspects of British and Western culture. Comparing Bengali renderings of Patañjali's Yoga Sūtra, this essay concludes that one of them, the translation of paṇḍit Kālīvar...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
... created a specific sphere of existence for the Shī `ites, known as the “abode of prudential concealment,” which incrementally allowed Muslim opposition to engage in underground activity for regime change and for a political transformation of the public order that accorded with Islamic ideals. In light...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... cosmopolitical perspective, offers grounds for questioning Rorty's utopian belief that endless conversation should lead to continual expansion of the “we” who constitute liberal society. Her idea also provides tools for engaging, in mutually respectful and sensitive encounters that reopen prospects for social...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jan Golinski Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” endorses Nicholas Gaskill's analysis of Rorty's limited legacy in the field of science and technology studies. It shows how, rather than engaging with scientific practice in a substantial...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... persuaded by the popular and largely unexamined goal of efficiency; and second, that the Library indeed requires its own space but that that space must now be reconceived. In line with Aby Warburg's belief that the past should engage the present by expanding and refreshing it, the Warburg Institute...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... toward austerity and equanimity. They gave him a foundation for his life experiments in voluntary simplification and yogic contemplation at Walden Pond. This essay, which is a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, traces Thoreau’s engagement with ancient Indian works during...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 356–365.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the instructor, was required to cope with a considerable amount of unfamiliar material, but everyone was amply rewarded by the interdisciplinary dialogue that ensued. For the instructor in particular, the seminar proved to be an island of sanity—a means of engaging with the world, in a manner both passionate...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and Art History.” While the essay engages with the particular challenges and satisfactions of teaching about medieval Sicily under Muslim rule (focusing on a tenth-century text about Palermo by Ibn Hawqal) and early medieval manuscript illumination (especially the Echternach Gospels of ca. 700...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel McKay This article surveys the Far East prisoner of war novel from its inception in English public school narratives and racially inflected character profiles to the more critically engaged publications of the last two decades. During the latter period, linear reconstructions of imprisonment...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Nicolas Langlitz Based on anthropological fieldwork on the revival of hallucinogen research as well as on the epistemic culture of neurophilosophy, this Common Knowledge guest column examines two very different philosophical engagements with psychedelic drugs. In Thomas Metzinger's evidence-based...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of this position in the ethnographic fieldwork that he undertook in the 1980s with the Awareté of northwestern Brazil and in his and the anthropologist Philippe Descola's parallel engagements with the structuralism of Claude Lévi-Strauss. Finally, Viveiros de Castro addresses the political stakes of ascribing...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Debbora Battaglia These comments on Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology,” emphasize, first, his engagement with ideas of Gilles Deleuze that open to the political dimension of Amerindian perspectivism and to a “multinatural” understanding of human-to-environment...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
.... By examining T. S. Eliot's complaint against time in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and engaging theoretical critiques of the desire to be modern, this essay argues that modernism explored alternatives to the static, quieted present, and that contemporary American time-travel narratives continue...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ardis Butterfield Vernacular language use in England throughout the later Middle Ages was a complex negotiation between English and French; that is, between the languages of English and French and the political identities of two peoples engaged in a long war. Clifford Geertz's famous analysis...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 312–324.
Published: 01 April 2012
.... The uncertainty carefully cultivated in this kind of study is, he argues, beneficial for those who remain committed to doctrinally robust traditions but also engage in the study of other, similarly robust traditions. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 2...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 557–568.
Published: 01 August 2012
... frequent reference to the tradition of the Frankfurt School, in order to ironize the Enlightenment, Marxism, and Critical Theory, but also in order to assess the dangers of globalization. The focus of the analysis is Lipska’s volume 1999 , the linchpin of a poetic project that engages centuries of social...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and to the workings of particular comparisons. Since (a relativized) comparison is a matter of concern to the scientists involved, finding out what other ways of comparing there are (besides objectivist comparison) should be a matter of concern to those of us who are engaged in studying knowledge production...