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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., whether in the academic or the political realm, is to persuade the person or people addressed to adopt a particular course of action. The concept of frank speaking, or parrhesia , first appeared among the Greeks as a political virtue, one exercised among free men in the public assembly for the common good...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael P. Steinberg This essay portrays the “law of the good neighbor” as the principle of the Warburg Library's collections — as the argument for their expansion and coherence, as well as the principle governing the scholarly practice inspired by the Warburg Institute and “Warburg school...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Pankaj Mishra 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 Symposium: Imperial Trauma, Part 3 FEEL-GOOD HISTORY A Reply to William Dalrymple’s Response Pankaj Mishra William Dalrymple suggests in his response to my article in this symposium that I...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 410–431.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Inga Clendinnen Duke University Press 2005 Symposium: Imperial Trauma, Part 2 THE POWER TO FRUSTRATE GOOD INTENTIONS Or, The Revenge of the Aborigines Inga Clendinnen We are all subtly dominated by tacit presuppositions...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
... practices before them have been. She opposes, however, an “adaptationist” or “transformationist” perspective, in order to emphasize that, if the sciences are to survive, a radical mutation would be needed. She emphasizes that what is at stake is not a “good science” threatened by its alliance with industry...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to ontological resonance, the attunement of things with one another, the deep analogies that constitute the underlying structure of the world. Imagination is thus fundamental to the good, or ethical, life. For its disciplined exercise relieves us of what Simone Weil calls the “Ring of Gyges”: the refusal...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Rottenburg, which offers parables of modern development aid; and in the scholarship of Helen Verran, a philosopher and STS ethnographer who constructs the figure of the good faith analyst. Coming to terms with the challenges, possibilities, tensions, and paradoxes of these and other postcritical responses...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 355.
Published: 01 April 2004
... (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), 184 pp. Raymond Geuss, Public Goods, Private Goods (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001), 152 pp. One illusion is to take our own particular, historically contingent concatenation of governing concepts and practices as ordained by nature...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 110.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Paul Seabright Wrangham Richard , The Goodness Paradox: The Strange Relationship between Virtue and Violence in Human Evolution ( London : Profile , 2019 ), 400 pp. Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 C O M M O N K N O W L E D G E 11 0 Richard Wrangham, The Goodness...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... whichthrough all values be ( provided by others actually will services and goods the though even spending, by needs or wants he whatever acquires who and spend to money has whoone of view of point the from measured are they extraction of illusion this (call replaced...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Richard Rottenburg This essay is one of three published in response to Casper Bruun Jensen's article “Experiments in Good Faith and Hopefulness: Toward a Postcritical Social Science” ( Common Knowledge 20, no. 2 [Spring 2014]: 337 – 62), which concerns the “postcritical” work of Richard Rottenburg...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
... are themselves just. The other is substantive, having to do with the university’s purpose or reason for existing. The second assumes the university is to serve some function necessary for the general good. This good is often defined in material terms: fostering a stronger economy, medical breakthroughs, more...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 171–175.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Colin Richmond Abstract On the basis of reports that Jan van Eyck visited England (he was well traveled in the service of Philip the Good, duke of Burgundy), this essay speculates freely on what the diplomat and painter actually did in and around London for three weeks in 1428. The essay claims...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... appeared to others contrary kinds of demand or appeal, he never settled, as a philosopher and public intellectual, on syntheses that made good sense to his contemporaries. They were unable to locate him on their intellectual and political maps. As he writes, “If there is anything to the idea that the best...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 527–539.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Helen Verran This essay is one of three published in response to Casper Bruun Jensen's article “Experiments in Good Faith and Hopefulness: Toward a Postcritical Social Science” ( Common Knowledge 20, no. 2 [Spring 2014]: 337 – 62), which concerns the “postcritical” work of Helen Verran, Richard...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... economics would have taught the modern world enough lessons to assure that economic intelligence would have tightened the reins of investors and speculators over the last decade of runaway optimism. But history has never been a good teacher—better said, people have rarely been good students of history's...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Carlo Ginzburg The author describes his research experience in the 1960s, as an apprentice historian, in the Warburg Library. His work on witchcraft trials in early modern Italy, he argues, was deeply affected by the Library's unique character. Aby Warburg's law of the “good neighbour” (the book we...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 72–85.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Emil Višňovský Abstract In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on Richard Rorty, the author attempts to identify what he calls “the heart of Rortyism.” Beginning with Rorty's query, as an undergraduate, about “what, if anything, philosophy is good for,” Višňovský associates...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
... of Muslim political theology providing doctrinal resources for Muslim societies to work toward the common good in the public sphere, this latter space functions as a means of critical evaluation of the existing autocratic governments in the Muslim world, prompting political action, however underground...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., but destined ultimately to come undone. What remains, then, is fuzzy thinking. It can be a good thing, the article concludes, to let our thinking about history remain a blur or, at least, to bear in mind that any patterns we recognize in the past are liable to dissolve under a different light. © 2013 by Duke...