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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 437–438.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Miguel Tamen Bromwich David , How Words Make Things Happen ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 ), 113 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li tt le R ev ie w s 4 3 7nity, gentleness, and beauty of animals that have been deemed irrelevant and dis- posable...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Happened to Richard Rorty?” He explains in this essay that, as a child, he loved things that would seem to others contradictory, for example the Trotskian socialism to which his family was committed and the wild orchids that he would search for in the local mountains. Finding his own way between what...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
...James J. Bono Abstract As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay elucidates how Isabelle Stengers's signature idea of an “ecology of practices” offers a way to establish claims to expertise and—within limits that are, in effect, the limits...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jan Golinski Abstract This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” endorses Nicholas Gaskill's analysis of Rorty's limited legacy in the field of science and technology studies. It shows how, rather than engaging with scientific practice in a substantial...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Anders Blok; Casper Bruun Jensen Abstract This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” argues that the field of science studies should be understood as a way of inheriting, rather than fundamentally breaking with, Rorty's...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 21–24.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this brief introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” the journal’s editor asks why Rorty was dependent on Thomas Kuhn, rather than Paul Feyerabend or the then-rising stars of “science studies” (such as Bruno Latour...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 405–414.
Published: 01 August 2018
... critically about the uses of historical analogy in a politically charged setting. Presenting the voice of a student, William Simpson, “When History Meets Politics” highlights the importance of discussions that happen beyond the instructor’s hearing. Simpson’s account underscores the potentially...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
... alongside poets like Nikolai Aseev or Ilya Selvinsky (now known only to specialists) and, moreover, are subjected to unsparing criticism by a contemporary. Tynianov describes the given period as an “interlude,” characterized by seeming inertia: a time when apparently nothing is happening in poetry...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 171–175.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Knowing about Martin Guerre brings understanding of the peasant world, which is also important for the trajectory of Luther’s Reformation. Knowing about Martin Luther brings knowledge of major religious change essential to understanding Martin Guerre’s village world and what happened in it. Themes...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 424–442.
Published: 01 September 2022
... pragmatist and constructivist views that spans the twentieth century. This contribution to the symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?” considers Rorty's complex and ambivalent relation to that tradition, particularly to the work of his American pragmatist predecessors, William James and John Dewey...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Nicholas Gaskill Abstract As the leading contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Whatever Happened to Richard Rorty?,” this essay asks why Rorty was so often taken to be saying things that he claimed he was not. The argument is that Rorty's rhetorical approach and jargon engendered...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Gerald Graff Taking a series of period courses arranged in chronological order seems the natural and obvious way for students to learn history. But an odd thing happens when these courses are not connected to one another, as they rarely are in the college curriculum. Since students experience each...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Chris Briggs What happens when a debtor does not pay back what he or she owes? As Margaret Atwood's chapter on “The Shadow Side” shows, the unpaid debt—in the broadest sense—is a recurring theme of history and literature. This review essay looks at the fourteenth-century village, a world which...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Miguel Tamen In this guest column, the author argues, first, that being at the place of an event does not guarantee that one understands what is going on and, second, that something's happening with or to me does not guarantee that I understand what has occurred. He shows that it is generally...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Guerre brings understanding of the peasant world, which is also important for the trajectory of Luther's Reformation. Knowing about Martin Luther brings knowledge of major religious change, essential to understanding Martin Guerre's village world and what happened in it. Themes of “imposture...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
... case of intellectuals involving themselves in public affairs and some of the difficulties in saying and evaluating exactly what happened. Critical attention is given to Anthropological Intelligence , a book by David Price published in 2008, which concerns the involvement of anthropologists in wartime...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 57–58.
Published: 01 January 2017
... popular and unsupported claim that the humanities have practical relevance and, instead, to offer ruminative descriptions of what happens when teachers and students meet to discuss texts and objects. She explains that the essays report in detail on five individual classes in five very different academic...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 370–374.
Published: 01 August 2005
... of consequence afurther happened.”It is “really have to said be can ofwhich happened—many ithas why explain ofwhich histories—some many have to found is event the that result the with events, by affected going onare it in or andsimultaneously are, sequentially, things many condition...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 245–246.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in return. Martin lay bleeding in the snow. She managed to fashion a tourniquet that slowed the bleeding from her leg. Miles away, a friend was fishing. He fell backward and blacked out. When he came to, he knew that something bad had happened to Martin. But was it bad? It certainly seemed so...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 116–119.
Published: 01 January 2017
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