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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 333–356.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Yoke-Sum Wong Duke University Press 2002 BEYOND (AND BELOW) INCOMMENSURABILITY The Aesthetics of the Postcard Yoke-Sum Wong These Venetian streets decidedly remind me of the East, clearly because I have never been to the East, or of the Middle Ages for perhaps the same...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Knowledge began as an enterprise of “Left Kuhnian” or “Left Wittgensteinian” contextualists, hoping to get beyond the problem known as “incommensurability,” it has become over the past quarter-century a venue in which the commensuration of paradigms and worldviews, even religions and cultures...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the place of observation in science confirms) that arguments from the indeterminacy of translation can be extended properly to a supposed incommensurability of scientific theories. indeterminacy of translation cultural difference incommensurability commensurability meaning Copyright © 1993 1993 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between conviction and skepticism (or orthodox and unorthodox views) and the question of how best to understand the phenomenon of fundamentally clashing and arguably incommensurable beliefs. These encounters and questions are usefully addressed and illuminated, Smith suggests, by constructivist...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the origins of contextualism to Kuhn and his theory that paradigms of scientific knowledge are incommensurable, this essay then argues that Kuhnian method is formal, with scant concern for content, and that Kuhn’s work was vatic, more than philosophical or historical. Kuhn’s depiction of his sudden, blinding...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., involves the investigation of discrete contexts in order to elucidate their similarities and differences, then relativism, as a tendency, stance, or working method, usually involves the assumption that contexts exhibit, or may exhibit, radically different, incomparable, or incommensurable traits...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... objectivity is Typically, they will imagine new experimental situations, for which the new that way no is there that means incommensurability about claim Kuhn’s...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 430–449.
Published: 01 August 2004
... close ourselves to others and reject any outsider’s perspective on our own culture COMMON KNOWLEDGE COMMON is the incommensurability principle. If everything is relative, then everyone is simply “like this” or “like that”—no more to be said. Ironically, the relativist’s...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of the purported incommensurability between paradigms. The philosopher Stanley Cavell had set Kuhn on this path, under the influence of Wittgenstein's later work and Oxford ordinary-language philosophy. 7 In the writings that followed his magnum opus, Kuhn increasingly focused on the linguistic and hermeneutic...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 9–10.
Published: 01 April 2019
... 1992 and the succeeding issue, Fall 1992. This call for papers was published among the second group. multicultural studies hermeneutics incommensurability indeterminacy of translation isogesis Copyright © 1995 1995 ...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 147–151.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- cle closed on the outside—that truth and meaning are, in other words, local, untranslatable, and incommensurable with any knowledge obtainable across fron- tiers, whether those be spatial, cultural, or temporal. The “local knowledge” argu- ment arose not only to oppose...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 151.
Published: 01 January 2002
...- cle closed on the outside—that truth and meaning are, in other words, local, untranslatable, and incommensurable with any knowledge obtainable across fron- tiers, whether those be spatial, cultural, or temporal. The “local knowledge” argu- ment arose not only to oppose...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... these but but from movedsteadily that ofaprocess .were products man of hand and eye the as adaptedorgans .Evenmarvellously such or nature. God “ digms: para ofscientific incommensurability spite ofthe in ofprogress existence for the when he argues same the exactly is Kuhn’s claim Thomas...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 January 2023
... before incommensurability became a fashionable idea in the hands of Paul Feyerabend and Thomas Kuhn, whose later relation to Rorty would prove to be crucial. Gallie's argument was that public users of such key terms of political discourse as justice , freedom , and democracy appeared to be talking...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 May 2022
... were entangled in the science wars. In some sense paralleling their different responses to climate change, Smith (in Belief and Resistance ) focused on the general cognitive dynamics—the “microdynamics of incommensurability”—that generated systematic misunderstandings between different epistemic...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... in orrelativists disguise in choicewere absolutists either the evade could they whothought those that are given about Polanyi’s position on incommensurability incommensurability on position Polanyi’s about given are that hints the Ifind Nevertheless, incommensurability. with deals he which...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
... on That atschool. successes ofmy each reward would a print “Cultures are by nature incommensurable.” nature by are “Cultures delay: and reticence his explains...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2006
... onciling forrec- abasis as serve could that account at an hints Moreover, Powers himself claims. political current their toestablishing crucial is history that one point: on agreement perfect in Butare opponents “incommensurable.” hesays, as are, accounts basic two...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 284–286.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., devoted to new ways of making money—might well bring results surprising to believers in incommensurability. The late Vicki Hearne was able to communicate with animals, from dogs to elephants: the dif- ference between her level of success with beasts and that of diplomats with human beings would repay...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the recasting by betrayal for that compensate finally, and, meaning, of their part incommensurable perhaps and some essential translate to fail inevitably terms forhow account those then mean, concepts alien the what terms in modern articulate to try first one must speculative...