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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 296.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Bernard Spolsky K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 292 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... knowledge” is possible only to the extent to which it can be stated in words corresponding to universal human concepts — a set of which has been identified through empirical cross-linguistic investigations — rather than in words whose meanings have been shaped by a particular history and culture. Finally...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 75–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Johann Gottfried Herder humanities teaching aesthetics human language Symposium: In the Humanities Classroom HERDER’S SHEEP Dorothea von Mücke My course Aesthetics and the Philosophy of History aims at...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2007) 13 (1): 18–32.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Mikhail Epstein Duke University Press 2007 C O L U M N S BETWEEN HUMANITY AND HUMAN BEINGS Information Trauma and the Evolution of the Species Mikhail Epstein Some two centuries ago, in 1798, Thomas Malthus published An...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Peter N. Miller © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Devalued Currency, Part 1 when humanity was in the humanities Peiresc in the 1630s Peter N. Miller Early modern scholars do not usually provide much of an...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 167–168.
Published: 01 January 2003
...- ucts of social discourse. “A convincing social constructionist account of a broken leg,” she writes, “has never been encountered.” She insists therefore that humans engage a reality that is not reducible to consciousness or to language, and she insists...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 561.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Barry Allen Tattersall Ian , Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2012 ), 266 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 172–173.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Simone Roberts Catherine A. MacKinnon, Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006), 417 pp. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Gabriel Piterberg...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2003) 9 (2): 353.
Published: 01 April 2003
... war with itself since the first clash of Christians and Druze (1860), this study provides ample evidence that civil wars are based on primordial ethnic differ- entiations. The ethnic factions in Lebanon speak the same language and share mostly...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 498.
Published: 01 August 2008
... with concern its obsessive from arises extent this to and origins, its in textual is Europe neo-Latin) (meaning laws of human nature had little to do The this. with historiography of Christian the inexpressible; the express to struggled had they which in language impure...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 125–128.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Francis X. Clooney, SJ Wilson Edward O. , The Meaning of Human Existence . ( New York : Liveright , 2014 ), 208 pp. Hart David Bentley , The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2013 ), 365 pp. © 2016 by Duke...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Manny Karkowsky © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 not for sale POETRY AND FICTION HUMAN STORIES, I Manny Karkowsky When SeedAdam was first formed he lacked for fingerprints. He would leave no mark of identity, nothing to be...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 542.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Émilie Hache Oliver Kelly , Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2009 ), 376 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Amir Alexander, Duel at...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adir H. Petel Mikhail Epstein's essay “Inventive Thinking in the Humanities,” also published in the January 2017 issue of Common Knowledge , argues that the humanities are in crisis because humanist academics have “turned away from human beings and focused on texts.” Expanding on this point while...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 382–383.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Matthew Mutter Bellah Robert N. , Religion in Human Evolution ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2011 ), 784 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Amy Knight Powell, Depositions: Scenes from the Late Medieval Church and the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2005) 11 (1): 56–80.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Duke University Press 2005 S y m p osium: Talking Peace with God s, Part 2 THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS Prospects for Islamic Societies Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of the author.” A research and educational program, uniting major fields of the humanities, is proposed: PILLAR (the acronym of philosophy, information, language, literature, art, religion ) would be a transdisciplinary strategy complementary to STEM, integrating scholarship and inventorship...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 August 2003
... excluded from “discourse ethics,” given that the model it has furnished invites only those who can partici- pate in the public sphere of language.8 Frost’s concerns, that is, extend beyond the human world to the natural one, in an almost ecological morality. He pecu...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 157–158.
Published: 01 January 2003
...- ucts of social discourse. “A convincing social constructionist account of a broken leg,” she writes, “has never been encountered.” She insists therefore that humans engage a reality that is not reducible to consciousness or to language, and she insists...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 512.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Simone Roberts Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar, eds., Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond (New York: W. W. Norton, 2008), 734 pp. Duke University Press 2009...