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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 373–378.
Published: 01 September 2015
... they operate. This nexus is what the authors call the “Humanities Economy,” and in this piece they propose ways in which it can be advanced and enhanced. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 cross-sector research knowledge economy future of humanities...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... apology for quietism and seeks to contribute to recent work in Common Knowledge on that subject. Bakhtin's conception of reticence is usefully understood with reference to threshold situations: in withholding a future word, a human being hovers on the borders of nonbeing and being, on the borders...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., and at their most visionary, they urge as well the overall integration of the humanities and natural sciences. This essay indicates some major considerations—historical, conceptual, and pragmatic—that may be useful for assessing these efforts and predicting their future. Arguments promoting integration often...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
... traditional, interested in supporting and encouraging the humanities, and “stuck in the historical past.” Cole reports that where Terman saw opportunities in the future, Barzun saw threats. Cole's book leaves many questions unanswered. In universities increasingly funded externally, what stance should...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Anders Blok This guest column asks how Bruno Latour has contributed to any present and future refiguring of relations between the sciences and the humanities. To answer the question, it traces three select and shifting figures of knowledge by means of which Latour himself has been charting his...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 87–97.
Published: 01 January 2007
... . ­ - - - - machinery,subject human the in andtransformations might be called the civilized side of futurism...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 186–198.
Published: 01 April 2003
... does a rev- olution begin to devour human lives. Genocide is a matter of condemning whole nations, estates, or classes deemed unworthy of the future to remain in the past. Chronocide is an invisible cataclysm in consciousness, but it comes...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), and - - , or even, potentially, that of human life on the planet. onthe life of human that potentially, or even, nation- ofany existence the beyond well extends thus future the toward ity responsibil ethical Our for240,000. dangerous remain will material the years, half- the danger.that...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... The humanities” ofthe “crisis the calling are of what many cause the education, higher in trends wedominant look If at the disciplines. academic the among species extinct an become have humanities the that find we may future, notday,distant One too the in ofsurprise. expressions...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., the current stage of humanness should be called “protoinformational” rather than “posthuman,” because the human body is now explained as a semiotic network and thus transformed into an informational resource. This perspective would follow from Norbert Wiener’s suggestion that in the future it would...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... Smith, Scandalous Knowledge , 51 . A great uncertainty remains. If the earth heats up four or six degrees over the next few centuries, there will scarcely be any human collectives left to join in forming a future. Meanwhile, politics tends to change at a glacial pace. Still, in recent years...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 512–530.
Published: 01 August 2007
... among experts on relations between Christians and Jews. Instead, consider- ing the increasingly definite and crucial import of this problem for the future of the church, we must locate reference points for God’s people within Christian- ity. The objective is thus...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
... for the human future was construction of “a world without cruelty”—a project whose motives, he wrote, would be “deeper and more enduring than any philosophical outlook” ever could be. 51 Nearing the end of his life, he agreed to a published dialogue with Gianni Vattimo, a soi-disant nihilist who had returned...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 482–495.
Published: 01 August 2002
... concept of “great time” envisions a space in the future for texts from the past. The concept appears briefly, near the end of his life, in his 1974 sketch for an essay on methodology in the humanities.9 Great time is less a parameter than...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 496–515.
Published: 01 August 2002
... the absolute duty of obedience to the state as the expression of human moral nature, the sta- tus quo seemed to have merged in his mind with the future ideal. While his argu- ments were taken directly from Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, he was speaking...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... nosolutions. offers butAdams falling, rates birth and rising be may ity becan done aboutanything humanity’s present condition fate. or future Insan that notion the reject also theories Adams’s perfectibility, natural of promise a divinely ordered creation, then refusing the compensatory...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 January 2015
... 2014 Notes on Contributors Barry Allen’s books include Truth in Philosophy; Knowledge and Civilization; Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience; Striking Beauty: A Philosophical Look at the Asian Martial Arts; and Vanishing...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
... back at the history of the idea of progress will show that this consensus is relatively new. The most obvious and familiar claim that progress occurs in the arts is the Hegelian conception of relentless forward movement in human self-understanding and of the crucial role played...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 277–283.
Published: 01 May 2016
... linguistic form, reformed, and repeated if it is not thought to pass valuable knowledge down to listeners in the future. Although the knowledge involved may seem fantastic, it has emanated from some human experience, and, whatever the experience may have been before it was imaginatively appropriated...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 201–204.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and Civilization; and Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience. He has recently completed a book on Chinese philosophy of knowledge. Debbora Battaglia is professor of anthropology at Mount Holyoke College and author of On the Bones of the Serpent: Person, Memory, and Mortality in Sabarl...