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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 August 2013
...William M. Chace Groden Michael , Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views ( Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2010 ), 245 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 411–423.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., expressed, nihilism of the consideration his in than nevermoreso thinker, asophisticated is judge.But Clark then and taxonomize to less on, focus to forless one yearn may in advantageous appear as advantages such only has live they peoplesense such which in state focused...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., Zeshin, and Richter. With reference to art criticism by Hubert Damisch, Wayne Andersen, Anthony Hughes, Robert Storr, Julian Bell, Christopher Prendergast, and especially T. J. Clark, he agrees that choosing between focus and blur can be a moral decision, though not in the sense for which Clark arraigns...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 64–70.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Helen Verran This comment argues that Isabelle Stengers, in her article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” is justifiably concerned about the future of science in an imperium of commerce where epistemology has no clout. Agreeing with Stengers that we should focus attention on comparison-as...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Caroline Walker Bynum Written two days after the women's march in New York on January 21, 2017, this essay — a guest column in Common Knowledge — describes the event and emphasizes two aspects: its multi-issue focus and its response to the denigration of women's expertise represented in much of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 525–552.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Additionally, although not as its central focus, King Michael argues that a restoration of the Romanian monarchy could help to stabilize and improve the country’s political fortunes. Copyright © 1995 Duke University Press 1995 Romania Ion Iliescu postcommunist history monarchy democratization ...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 13–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Paul Feyerabend; Jeffrey M. Perl With a focus on the role of Achilles in the Iliad , this essay argues that it is a mistake to assume that languages and cultures are closed totalities impervious to influence from the outside and from internally driven transformations. If we eliminate that...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
... transition toward focus on the individual fostered by the Cynics, Epicureans, and Stoics. The suddenness and irruptive nature of this transition cannot be satisfactorily understood as a reflection of political changes alone, but its deeper roots are obscured by the dominance of Plato, Aristotle, and others...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
... written constitution for the State of Israel also revealed a picture of a profoundly divided society with utterly irreconcilable political visions competing for its future. In the face of such radical diversity in political vision the author suggests that the better way forward is to focus not on ends but...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 365–372.
Published: 01 August 2009
...John McDowell In his Philosophical Investigations Wittgenstein describes, and represents himself as pursuing, a way of doing philosophy without putting forward philosophical theses. I exemplify his approach with a sketch of his treatment of rule following. I focus in particular on the simple case...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... first twenty-five years. Kermode had called for papers in the journal’s inaugural issue (1:1 [Spring 1992]: 5–6) on “the question of value” and was to a degree disappointed with the results. He had wanted the ensuing symposium to treat and even focus on axiology in the arts, but the papers answering his...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The cosmopolitan possibilities of empire, as opposed to narrower definitions of national belonging, would shape the life of Etienne Roboly,” whose complicated existence in Egypt—as a citizen of both or neither the French state and/nor the Ottoman—is the focus of this study. The author asks her readers...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
... focus on cases of xenophilia in which varieties of enmity accompany that singular and underrated variety of love. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 xenophilia xenophobia self-identity ambivalence Todd Pittinsky XENOPHILIA A Symposium on Xenophobia’s Contrary Part 1 Jeffrey M...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Sabra, Michael Podro, Michael Screech, Arnaldo Momigliano, and Nikolaus Pevsner. The author's focus is on differences between the milieu of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Bibliothek Warburg, as it had been in Hamburg, and the ethos of the Warburg Institute in London. The key document for establishing this...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... be dubbed “China's Andrei Sakharov.” It also retells, from the perspective of an insider, the dramatic narrative of Fang's year with his wife, Li Shuxian, living in the US embassy in Beijing following the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and subsequent massacre. But the special focus of this overview...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2013
... interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and “imaginative forms” (“life as text”). Part 2 discusses “collective intensities” by means of some of the key examples of diplomatic negotiations in the Hundred Years War. The main focus of interest is the Treaty of Brétigny, the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 214–222.
Published: 01 April 2014
... meaning, and (e) the larger problem of what Simone Weil called “enslavement to one's own method.” What Jan Zwicky urges, and philosophically as well as poetically works toward, is, in Wittgenstein's terms, “a changed way of seeing,” though in her work the focus is specifically on a changed way of seeing...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 257–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Danielle Allen Jan Zwicky's fertile essays expose by contrast the aridity of much contemporary writing about the point of humanistic endeavor and intellectual life. Thinking, in her account, is importantly the work of imagination. The more common focus on critical thinking, in arguments on behalf...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Jan Zwicky In this essay, part of a cluster of pieces on her concept of “lyric philosophy,” the author explores connections between imagination, understood as the capacity to think in images, and what Wittgenstein called “seeing-as.” In seeing-as, we focus on what Wittgenstein identifies as inner...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... should focus on a continuous and persistent analytical effort to resist despair by “insisting properly.” This commentary, by one of three authors on whom the original article focused, contrasts Jensen's emphasis on insistence with the idea of ethnography as response . The reconceptualization of...