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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 151.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Richard Rorty Duke University Press 2004 LITTLE REVIEWS Hilary Putnam, The Collapse of the Fact-Value Distinction and Other Essays (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002), 224 pp. Putnam is at his best when puncturing the balloons of philosophers who think of natural science as the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 205–206.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., Hirokazu Miyazaki, and Helen Verran. Rottenburg's response clarifies the key argument of his book Far-Fetched Facts (2002 in German, 2009 in English), situates it in a biographical and political context of despair and hope, and extends it in ways stimulated by Jensen's article and by reading in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
... elaboration of values to precise descriptions, as if description could still support values. Victorian writing tended to experience the effort to ground value in fact as a source of constant irony, given that the desired values refused to become manifest. Positivist philosophy and its literary allies asserted...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... metaphysically or ethically, the concomitant notion of unambiguous fact is also shaken. In the absence, even in principle, of any form of knowing, human or divine, that is unambiguous and apodictic, there is no reason to grant ontological privilege to the paradigm of “unambiguous potential objects of knowledge...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... can acknowledge that in a complex political system we are ordinarily unable to predict the results of enacting what we advocate, while the latter must occlude that fact. Quietists of political interest must replace concern with outcome by something else as a motive or cause for political advocacy and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of recent vintage. In the days when postmodernism was a technical term used mainly by scholars of art and architecture—and indeed, decades before then—professional historians were grappling with the incapacity of facts to write themselves into a universally satisfying, single version of history...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
... antislavery tactics criticized nonviolent reformers like William Lloyd Garrison as men of words instead of men of action. Garrison and his allies rejected the equation of their pacifism with quietism, but the charge that Garrisonian abolitionists were more passive than Brown still survives. In fact, the most...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., and fallibilist.” He defined the “new fuzziness” as “an attempt to blur just those distinctions between the objective and subjective and between fact and value which the critical conception of rationality has developed.” This introduction also examines W. V. Quine's essay “Speaking of Objects” (1957...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... environments, both anthropology and STS currently experience heightened levels of uncertainty about theories and methods, means and ends. In this context, the emergence and vigor of a number hybrid positions, eschewing traditional separations between facts and values, the conceptual and the empirical, and the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
... does not mean that such arguments or those who make them are insensitive. Some kinds of sensitivity are attuned to general facts rather than to particulars. Hache and Latour thus err by reducing moral sensitivity to a response to particulars, which leads them to perceive form-content tensions where...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2009
... fact they were terms of psychological abuse, signs that men and women of political commitment could not understand, let alone accept, others who were not committed to one side or other in the revolutionary struggle. This paper takes issue with the egregious simplicity of that that attitude, while...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
... world consists of facts, which are determinate concatenations of objects. Objects are the simple elements from which the world is built. Objects, however, are given to us only in their relation to other objects in atomic facts. Wittgenstein emphasizes that “it is...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 204.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 204–205.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 205.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 207.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 208.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Fioretos’s play with words and moods. His text is situated in a region beyond criticism and this side of literature, neither fiction nor fact, but not as not one and not the other—more like a ghost story in which there are nei- ther ghosts nor terrifieds, a tragedy of tears...