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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 May 2022
... with direct democracy. A seemingly logical deduction from the idea of representative sampling is that minipublics embody epistemic democracy by allowing diverse points of view to debate under circumstances approaching the ideal. 24 This argument is common to most champions of sortition, even if some...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 206–223.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in a serious pursuit of epistemically superior public policy decisions made on behalf of an entire population. The range of our choices needs to be expanded beyond the arbitrarily limited options of elected oligarchy and authoritarian dictatorship to include democracy through sortition. 1. Bouricius...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 385–403.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jeffrey Stout Duke University Press 2007 S y m p o s i u m : A “ D i c t a t o r s h i p o f R e l a t i v i s m ” ? A HOUSE FOUNDED ON THE SEA Is Democracy a Dictatorship of Relativism? Jeffrey Stout In his homily of April 18, 2005, Joseph...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 September 2022
...: Philosophical Essays . Vol. 3 . Oxford : Clarendon Press , 2001 . Dieleman Susan . “ The Contingent Status of Epistemic Norms: Rorty, Kantian Pragmatisms, and Feminist Epistemologies .” In Richard Rorty: From Pragmatist Philosophy to Cultural Politics , edited by Gröschner Alexander...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
... that the crisscrossing may not ultimately add up to one coherent and overarching scheme, either in Latour s work or indeed gen- erally, and yet see as well why its not adding up may ultimately be a good thing. Raising epistemic questions of this kind in relation to Latour is complicated from the outset, given...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... epistemic practices. As a consequence, Rorty—who is otherwise thought of as engaged in the disruption of classic philosophical distinctions—left in place a dichotomy between nature and culture, one that has proved to be an obstacle in our worsening struggle with climate change. In Rorty's wake, according...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... rather than detriment. Rorty extended W. B. Gallie's idea of “essentially contested concepts” from the moral and political spheres to the epistemic, thereby rendering such terms as truth , reason , and evidence inherently vague, which means that they are defined not a priori but only in the context...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 250–280.
Published: 01 August 2007
...David Bloor Duke University Press 2007 S y m p o s i u m : A “ D i c t a t o r s h i p o f R e l a t i v i s m ” ? EPISTEMIC GRACE Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise David Bloor In recent years, academic...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 May 2022
... were entangled in the science wars. In some sense paralleling their different responses to climate change, Smith (in Belief and Resistance ) focused on the general cognitive dynamics—the “microdynamics of incommensurability”—that generated systematic misunderstandings between different epistemic...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
.../0961754X-2009-060 © 2010 by Duke University Press 48 “theof priority democracy to philosophy,” and soone mightto understandhim instance, for affirm, writings Someof his purpose. moreend,human a general further a to means a is it as insofar only worthwhile thing a of instrument...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . Chemero Anthony . Radical Embodied Cognitive Science . Cambridge, MA : MIT Press , 2009 . Collins Harry . Changing Order: Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1985 . Dewey John . Democracy and Education . Vol. 9...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 178–187.
Published: 01 January 2002
... and of institutions for col- lective deliberation, I was led away from the academic discussion, ever dull, about ourselves and our Greeks—a discussion in which it is supposed that democracy falls out of the blue onto the Athenian agora, then moves on to the American...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Terrill G. Bouricius Abstract While elections are, today, widely considered a fundamental feature of democracy, the argument of this two‐part article, published in the Common Knowledge symposium “Antipolitics,” is that elections are a problematic and even inappropriate way of choosing...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 August 2021
... is not most crucially about consensus regarding values, but about the attainment and maintenance of ontic and epistemic security within a community. When Habermas argues that deliberation increases loyalty to whatever decisions are finally made in a democracy, his reasoning is compatible...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
... a pro No “cosmopolitical” which arise. can in industry way and science no between is togetherness” there incommensurable; are industry by to it. by betray required The science comparisons demanded and the comparisons epistemic the core of scientific the work, collaborationbecause...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., in which the epistemic advances of modernity were necessarily “disenchanting” and led irresistibly to a monolithic model of knowledge as disengaged empiricism. But for Taylor, Weber exemplified a distinctive inflection of that position. The disengaged sciences are often “understood by their practitioners...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 359–365.
Published: 01 September 2022
... between Rorty's pragmatism and that of Peirce, William James, and Dewey, and that also sets him apart from Latour, is this nominalism, a generic term I use for a set of ideas and polemics in Rorty's work 7 —including: All epistemic mediation belongs to language, language games of giving and assessing...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 452–463.
Published: 01 August 2002
... of being, nor as knowledge of the external, universal structures of episteme, for both of these are undone by the philosophical process of weakening. That is, after the critique of ideology, after the Nietzschean critique of the notion of “things...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... to capacity our about skepticism that not is It optimism. epistemic than accurate more eral, oftotalitarianism. form some for cloak a or skepticism excessive unwarrantedly an it as dismissing glancingly, doso dolookat they it, they if and preferred form of political culture...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... who had returned to the church of his youth, on “the future of religion”—and the two philosophers concluded that, in Rorty's words, “the hermeneutical . . . attitude is in the intellectual world what democracy is in the political world,” and that both are “appropriations of the Christian message...