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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 284–286.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith bhsmith@duke.edu Martin Kusch , Katherina Kinzel , Johannes Steizinger , and Niels Wildschut , eds., The Emergence of Relativism: German Thought from the Enlightenment to National Socialism ( London : Routledge , 2019 ), 258 pp. Copyright © 2022...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 350–351.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Zsuzsanna Ozsváth Brodbeck David , Defining Deutschtum: Political Ideology, German Identity, and Music-Critical Discourse in Liberal Vienna . ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2014 ), 365 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 363–393.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Marjorie Perloff Duke University Press 2003 GERMAN BY THE GRACE OF GOETHE Marjorie Perloff Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn, Im dunkeln Laub die Gold-Orangen glühn, Ein sanfter Wind vom blauen Himmel weht, Die Myrte still und hoch der Lorbeer steht— Kennst du es wohl...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 457–473.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Glenn Alexander Magee A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article argues that a strong strain of quietism runs through German intellectual history, from medieval mystics such as Eckhart to the main line of modern philosophers...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 156.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Tyrus Miller Ehrhard Bahr, Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), 358 pp. Duke University Press 2010 Little Reviews Mark S. Schantz, Awaiting the Heavenly Country...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Anna Wierzbicka This essay argues that, since Kant wrote in German and since German has no word for “right” corresponding in meaning to the English word, it is a case of conceptual anglocentrism to say, as many anglophone philosophers do, that Kant reformulated the foundations of ethics...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 454.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Barry Allen bgallen@mcmaster.ca John H. Zammito , The Gestation of German Biology: Philosophy and Physiology from Stahl to Schelling ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2018 ), 523 pp. Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 From Leibniz and Georg Ernst...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 359–361.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Philip Gossett Kreuzer Gundula , Verdi and the Germans: From Unification to the Third Reich ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 ), 382 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE REVIEWS Nanno...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 440–442.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Philip Gossett; Jeffrey M. Perl Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 Kreuzer Gundula , Verdi and the Germans: From Unification to the Third Reich ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 ), 382 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 275–282.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Sean McMeekin This essay applies the concept of “fuzzy thinking” to geopolitics, using a curious turn of phrase in a 1914 policy paper (“the Islamic-Israelite world”) to explore paradoxes of German strategy in World War I. To find the origins of this phrase, the article explores the language...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
...S. D. Chrostowska Abstract This article begins from the assumption that what was once an integral dimension of progress—the development of literature and of art more generally—now lies outside its scope. The essay falls into three parts that juxtapose French with German intellectual history...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 364–377.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jürgen Habermas; Jeffrey M. Perl In this essay Habermas contends that, until 1989, four phases are discernible in how postwar Germany attempted to come to terms with its “unmasterable past.” Between the end of the war in 1945 and the foundation of two German states in 1949, the first reconstruction...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Paul Crossley This article traces the roundabout journey of an architectural historian from Cambridge to the Warburg Institute Library, via Cracow, Princeton, and Manchester. The author's early research, into German and Central European architecture, had little to do with Warburgian interests...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 April 2018
...John Tolan Some of the nineteenth century’s foremost scholars of the Qur’an and hadiths were German and Hungarian Jews. For many of them, their scholarly interest in Islam was entangled with their contemporary concerns about movements of reform and emancipation in European Jewry and about...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 110–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Martin Mulsow When authors act by either publishing or non-publishing their texts, they sometimes use a language of gestures. These gestures can assist to position the author in the intellectual field. In this way some German eighteenth-century philosophers who thought against the grain...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 433–440.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the perception and being of the practitioner, and thereby to ensure his or her happiness. Later in his career, Hadot, influenced by German Romanticism and above all by Goethe, turned to study the history of the concept of nature from classical to modern times. The breadth of his interests and the novelty of his...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2009
... exploring aspects of the Idealist tradition in German philosophy which, also emerging from the challenge of the French Revolution, found positive terms and complex human explanations for behaviour that held back from definite political commitment. It concludes by suggesting the terms quietist and quietism...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
...,” and reflects the way that Latin speakers viewed early Christianity as a phenomenon of the countryside, much as the English heathen , or German Heide , derives from a root meaning “heath.” Greek-speaking Christians, by contrast, used a variety of terms, but their favored one was Hellene , which reflected...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 545–553.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Imre Kertész This text, excerpted from a “diary novel” by Imre Kertész, appeared in both Hungarian and German in 2014. Now suffering with an advanced stage of Parkinson's disease, the author considers it the last work that he will be able to complete...