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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
... emotional force of a visual presentation is diminished or even destroyed by the generalizing classifications that verbal thinking entails. Sensation suffers from any reconstitution in words. “Watch Out for Thinking” focuses on the views of two critics (Clement Greenberg, Charles Harrison) and two artists...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 133.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Keith Thomas Koslofsky Craig , Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2011 ), 431 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., remainderless destruction—a destruction so total that it would annihilate any position from which it could be assessed or measured—and that conception has a lingering hold even now, a generation later. Recent attention has shifted, however, to the equally problematic issue of how to imagine the long-term, even...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Jochen Brüning This contribution, by a mathematician, to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” examines some mechanisms that seem essential for the “ratchet effect” that, in Michael Tomasello's use of the term, refers to the ability of human cultures to preserve their achievements even...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to substantiate that “societies do as a rule smother instinctive (along with distinctive) behaviors, but in the process they also as a rule incarnate the least respectable instincts with greater force than individuals can do independently. . . . If even heroism and altruism, let alone standard social conduct...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... empowered and powerless, even East and West,” blurred or erased by “cosmopolitan mixing. . . . So much attention is paid to the way that empires divide people against each other that it is easy to forget how empires have also brought populations together, forcibly at times, yet often with enduring effects...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 63–75.
Published: 01 April 2019
... philosophy to early German Romantic hermeneutics and literary theory to substantiate a claim that unresolvable disagreement exists even amid consensus. “Every consensus,” Frank writes in explication of Friedrich Schleiermacher, “contains a residual misunderstanding that will never entirely go away...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
... The Marriage of Figaro to The Guilty Mother— is seen as an attempt to bypass not only the conventional opposition of comedy and tragedy but also the even more fundamental polarity of epic and dramatic through the infusion of elements of the new bourgeois novel into works for the theater. Roles and situations...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-relations theorist Todd Pittinsky's argument that, since tolerance is not logically the antithesis of negative feelings toward out-groups, even long-established traditions of toleration are inadequate to prevent intergroup aggression. Pittinsky proposes that tolerance be replaced, as a principle...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Georges Didi-Huberman This article deals with the genesis of the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne , composed by Aby Warburg between 1927 and 1929 as a response to the Great War. His reaction to the war was both pathetic (even pathological) and epistemic (which is to say, methodological). If the history...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
... on the classical tradition in English art, even though the method had limited relevance beyond the “neoclassical” period. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 WAR WORK English Art and the Warburg Institute Christy Anderson At the opening of the exhibition “English Art and the Mediterranean,” Sir...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., rudimentary structure; together with fellow cephalopoda and mollusks, it is even regarded as behaving “contrary to nature.” The moral that emerges from following this path is that Aristotle may be expressing here a deep conflict between two different models equally present in his work, though...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and Jews, during the years 1100–1400, shared a single “religious culture.” The editor replies by showing how the three monotheisms share a religious culture even today in Jerusalem and the Holy Land and that they are developing one as well elsewhere in the world. The author describes the progress toward...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of Europe. In large areas and for long periods, Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side peacefully. Christians and Jews eventually adopted and admired aspects of the dominant Arab culture and lifestyle. Even after Muslim-controlled lands were retaken in the Reconquista, the conquering Christians...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... intervals, even I am a yogin. ” But what did he mean in saying so? Thoreau’s understanding of the term yoga derived entirely from ancient Indian texts. In the 1840s, he read avidly and empathetically in key Indic works such as the Laws of Manu and the Bhagavad Gita . Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s notion...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 239–255.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., a text on “the nobility of the Israelites,” was written by an Islamic scholar from Fez, Mahammad Ibn Zikri (c. 1665 – 1731). Ahmad al-Tijani (eighteenth century), another Sufi master, explains in a fourth text how all non-Muslims and even idol worshippers are embraced by God’s all-inclusive love...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 506–517.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in northwest India. This transfer of technology and expertise took place even though Islam is (thought of as) fiercely resistant to alien religious influence. Religious pluralism appears to have been at work when creedal specifics were left blurry, vague, and unstipulated. © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
.... The essay concludes with remarks about the state of history teaching in places, notably the Middle East, where historiography is presumed to be a simple study of who did what to whom — an approach to learning that instills in students an aspiration to “even the score.” Alternative approaches, whether...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 204–213.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to lyricism, we may even speak of the generic , inescapable lyricism of philosophy per se. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Colloquium: Lyric Philosophy, More Responsa LYRICAL PHILOSOPHY, OR HOW TO SING WITH MIND Mikhail Epstein A sensitive...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 220–236.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to be an overlay of attitudes and characteristics, originating in the age of sensibility, onto medieval notions about friendship in Christ. An argument is made for a more general acceptance by Russians of instrumental friendship, since even friendship in Christ can be shown to depend extensively on things held...