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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that only some ways of thinking are possible in any given place and time. Richmond's response is that a human context in which there is but one mode of thought in evidence, and no evident ambivalence regarding it, is a context in which great numbers have died, violently and recently. His essay takes...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Elizabeth Fox-Genovese This text of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese's is published posthumously in the context of pieces dedicated to her memory. It is unclear whether she intended it for eventual publication or whether she had intended it as a lecture; nor is there decisive evidence for a date...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... progress is noncumulative, the arts and humanities (unlike the sciences) must deal with the ideas of (and the evidence for) “Renaissance” and “renascence,” “resistance” and “reaction.” A poet such as Malory may achieve a permanent place in literary history and on required-reading lists by resisting a shift...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 154–163.
Published: 01 January 2013
... the magic of poetry as once they held out against the magic-religion of witch cults.” Emphasizing that it is the witch cults with which Duncan evidently sides, the essay concludes that Duncan's reranking of poets is no more reliable than his attitude toward rationality. Duncan Robert , The H. D...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and regress from mutual understanding of Jewish and Muslim undergraduates in a course on Christianity that he teaches at an Israeli university. He offers, in addition, documentary, anecdotal, and personal evidence of Jewish and Christian Islamophilia, Muslim and Christian philo-Semitism, and Jewish and Muslim...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., or aspects of contemporary society, and then to propose improvements. Historically, evidence suggests, efforts of this kind are (or else, become) opportunities for controversy and thus for exercise of the will to power. Social order is such that even the discussion of social order occasions conflict.” Perl...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 165–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
... evidence of strong attachments by ancient Greeks and Romans to local places and traditions, this brief essay concludes that the concept of microidentity is “hopelessly simplistic.” Copyright © 2014 Duke University Press 2014 local knowledge microidentity bicultural identity elective identity...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
... to the evidently endemic tendency to cognitive self-stabilization. epistemology Plato relativism skepticism self-refutation Copyright © 1993 1993 ...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 385–406.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that any search for Christian Islamophilia must be broad enough to encompass evidence found in unexpected places. For instance, due to the Christian belief that Muslims who did not convert to Christianity would suffer eternally, a desire to convert them may well qualify as a stance of love toward them...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the author's meager household possessions, looted after her denunciation to the Nazis in wartime, as the only offering her fellow citizens will cherish, while the text itself was actually brought as evidence in a postwar trial of the Polish woman she accuses in the poem and contributed to a conviction...
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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 (2022) 28 (1): 66–142.
Published: 01 January 2022
... is paid to the Anagogical Window of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and to the Ecclesia, Synagoga, and King Solomon statues on the south facade of Strasbourg Cathedral, in both of which is found previously overlooked evidence of philo-Semitic, rather than anti-Semitic, thinking on the part of the designers...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
... are inseparable from is also a sign that we are not self-sufficient creatures. Thus, the piece concludes, inseparability is evidence of the species' gregariousness, and the body is only one among many tokens of a person's soul. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Wittgenstein inseparability soul body...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
... but also by their evident surprise at being asked to recall what they had studied in any previous course. This essay—a guest column in Common Knowledge —goes on to generalize the implications of the incident, arguing that, paradoxically, the effect of period courses is to erase the sense of historical...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Siniša Malešević Given the paucity of evidence available, scholarship in archaeology and the social sciences is deeply divided over the question, how old is human violence? Some scholars have concluded that humans are intrinsically violent, and others that they are basically nonviolent, but in both...
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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 (2011) 17 (2): 356–362.
Published: 01 April 2011
... that is promptly repaid. It is this aspect of debt—the interest, not the principal—that has attracted the richest tradition of social condemnation. As stable forms of production and exchange were replaced by international arbitrage, the link between debt and sorcery became evident to observers around the world...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 528–537.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Sanford F. Schram James C. Scott’s book The Art of Not Being Governed is offered, in this essay review, as the latest evidence of the high value of Scott’s transdisciplinary research into how ordinary people resist state power. Scott’s critics have found his work methodologically deficient...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 283–314.
Published: 01 April 2013
... peregrinations between identities offer a kaleidoscopic view of Britain in the overlooked but crucial interstice between the upheavals of 1776 and 1789. Yet the partial nature of the evidence, the long omission of Gordon from the historiography of eighteenth-century Britain, and the complex, often furtive nature...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... for alleged relativists because relativism-refuters commonly deploy and depend on the very concepts (e.g., truth and reason ) and relations (e.g., between what are referred to as facts and evidence ) that are at issue. The result is circular argumentation, intellectual nonengagement, and perfect deadlock...