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Common Knowledge (1 April 2006) 12 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Isabel Colegate © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 S y m p o s i u m : U n s o c i a l T h o u g h t , U n c o m m o n L i v e s , Pa r t 1 AN INHERITED PREFERENCE FOR SOLITUDE Great-Grandson of the Isolated Baronet Isabel Colegate...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 505.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Andrew P. Tuck Tsong Khapa, Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika, trans. Geshe Ngawang Samten and Jay L. Garfield (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006), 632 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 515.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Philip Gossett William Weber, The Great Transformation of Musical Taste: Concert Programming from Haydn to Brahms (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), 334 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 332–333.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Michael Kazin Stoltzfus Duane C. S. , Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during the Great War . ( Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press , 2013 ), 268 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Common Knowledge 332...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 387–418.
Published: 01 August 2012
... made by the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka between “great history” and “small history.” In periods of greatness, the Czechs led European civilization toward the path it would subsequently take; at other times, they withdrew into the “banality of provincialism.” This tribute to Havel ultimately argues...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 373.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Fang Lizhi Dikötter Frank , Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–1962 ( New York : Walker , 2010 ), 448 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE REVIEWS Nanno Marinatos, Minoan Kingship and the Solar Goddess: A Near Eastern Koine...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Georges Didi-Huberman This article deals with the genesis of the Bilderatlas Mnemosyne , composed by Aby Warburg between 1927 and 1929 as a response to the Great War. His reaction to the war was both pathetic (even pathological) and epistemic (which is to say, methodological). If the history of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... among the great “positions” of Christendom. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 1 SANCTA INDIFFERENTIA AND ADIAPHORA “Holy Indifference” and “Things Indifferent” G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 44–49.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Colin Davis The great Roman historian Livy describes a radical attempt at conflict resolution in his version of the story of the Horatii. The warring cities of Rome and Alba agree to settle their differences by pitting two sets of triplets against each other in a battle to the death. Two of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Greeks called thumos is bound to fail. Using an original data set of all wars since 1648 (the Peace of Westphalia) involving great or rising powers, the essay shows how wars associated with honor, standing, and revenge, all expressions of thumos , far outnumber those caused by security or material...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 83–103.
Published: 01 January 2015
... presence in the Holy Land (1097 – 1291). Explored here is how each party overcame this incongruity between ideology and praxis and sought a “small peace,” which is temporary and practical, rather than “great peace,” which is a final settlement. Features of these peace-making efforts examined here include...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
... negotiation. The final instance is of a modern European narrative in which the specific causes and consequences of the Great War are obscure to the soldiers fighting in it. It is random chance, rather than the negotiation or transcendence of difference, that is thought, in this mode, to determine who lives...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 September 2016
... philosophy of mind, hallucinogens help to operationalize questions about the nature of consciousness. While this project contributes to the great divide between empirically enlightened moderns and tradition-oriented premoderns, Metzinger's neurophilosophical reanimation of the ancient conception of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... as new disciplines, genres, cultural practices, and intellectual movements. An invention is not the production of a given work, however great, but rather a principle or technique that can be applied to the production of many works by others. Following Francis Bacon's call for the invention of new...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christopher de Bellaigue This essay is a review of The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism (2014), the last book that Patricia Crone wrote before she died, as well as an overview of her career and a tribute to her as a great historian of Islam. In Crone's...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 155–162.
Published: 01 January 2011
... are there a great many, all of them variations on a single theoretical insight, which anthropologists have made up in secret and carefully keep as a secret from themselves ? (Why not? the author asks, adding that such is exactly how the modern state operates.) Is it possible, he further asks, for a...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
...William M. Chace This guest column, written by a former president of Emory University, examines arguments made by Jonathan Cole, a former provost of Columbia, in his book The Great American University . Cole illustrates his history of the modern American research university with a vivid comparison...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 411–423.
Published: 01 August 2013
... phenomenology-inflected writings on blur by T. J. Clark, Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Kraus, J.-P. Sartre, and Georges Bataille, but not in the work of the phenomenologist (and sinologist) François Jullien, whose book The Great Image Has No Form analyzes the role of blur in classical Chinese art theory and...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 528.
Published: 01 September 2015
...David Konstan Dasen Véronique and Späth Thomas , eds., Children, Memory, and Family Identity in Roman Culture . ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2010 ), 373 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 COMMON KNOWLEDGE 528 an event at the great Panathenaic festival. Erechtheus...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 531–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
... an in that, A chief figure in Blumenberg’s “missing chapter” is Frederick the Great, theGreat, is chapter” Frederick in Blumenberg’s “missing figure A chief (or but still is it the worldfrom...