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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 150–171.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Fuzzy Studies ASSEMBLING NEIGHBORS The City as Hardware, Method, and “a Very Messy Kind of Archive” Alberto Corsín Jiménez and Adolfo Estalella . . . The city has been such a difficult...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Tzachi Zamir This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Emilie Hache and Bruno Latour takes issue with their distinction between two kinds of morality. Hache and Latour see a difference between morality as sensitivity and morality as principled claims regarding moral considerability...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Jeffrey M. Perl In this introduction to part three of the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” the journal’s editor argues that blur is not a medium of concealment, confusion, or evasion. Making distinctions between kinds of relative unclarity (for instance, haze...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... is trivialization: a “kind of thought that banalizes everything.” For Bergoglio, both the rapid change that relativistic thinking can occasion and the fear of such change are banal, given that the church and the world are in the hands of the Holy Spirit, whose intent is to multiply diversity, so that the fullness...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
... these physical differences, both humans and nonhumans retain a shared human soul; what is more, each species perceives its own kind as human and all other kinds—including humans—as animals. Viveiros de Castro distinguishes this “perspectivism” from relativism: whereas Western relativism assumes multiple valid...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relativism with neo-Darwinist materialism in order to differentiate his own kind of relativism from the irrealist kind, which denies scientific progress. Paksi argues as well that third ways between idealism and materialism are available—for example, the emergentism of Michael Polanyi—but his main claim...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 292–311.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Avinoam Rosenak For some years now, an opposition has been drawn, not only among Israeli academics but among politicians and journalists as well, between Jewish nationalist or Zionist thought and the kind of thinking that is called “postmodern.” The argument is that a Zionist cannot...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 312–324.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Francis X. Clooney, SJ This essay explores a certain kind of uncertainty, a fuzziness, that occurs in inter-religious study where the religions involved both highly prize clarity, truth, and specific commitments. Reading that crosses religious borders creates a body of new insights and even...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Amy M. King A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article explores the possibilities for quietist narrative. Since quietism suggests resistance or condescension to telos, suspense, will, and the kinds of spirituality, politics...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 247–275.
Published: 01 April 2010
... demonstrated by her resilience that quietist strategies can result in kinds of triumph. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 5 MARY ROWLANDSON AND THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF PATIENT SUFFERING Branka Arsic´ John Williams’s Redeemed...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... when classical repertories were becoming established. A kind of professional collegiality developed during this period on concert programs among pieces of diverse age and taste, reaching far beyond the iconic composers (now seen by most of us to have been Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... publications on classical architecture. By comparing two Warburg circle publications from 1949 — Fritz Saxl and Rudolf Wittkower's British Art and the Mediterranean World and Wittkower's Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism — this article shows that architectural history of this kind, developed...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 468–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the kind of xenophilia that can lead to conversion. The essay argues that Lord Headley's attraction to the Muslim world and his religious conversion in 1913 were typical of a small minority of Britons who chose Islam with the guidance of Indian Muslim missionaries in the first half of the twentieth century...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in Western Europe seemed to graduate students to represent a kind of “other.” Recently the European Middle Ages has come to seem familiar, and medievalists, still in search of the unfamiliar, have reached beyond the borders of Western Europe and the type of documents traditionally studied to research new...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., or aspects of contemporary society, and then to propose improvements. Historically, evidence suggests, efforts of this kind are (or else, become) opportunities for controversy and thus for exercise of the will to power. Social order is such that even the discussion of social order occasions conflict.” Perl...
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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 (2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in advising against a return to foundationalism while at the same time urging the development of a kind of “re-foundationalism.” Kristeva concludes by showing how, in these attitudes, Arendt's thinking was—despite her notorious dismissal of psychoanalysis—in tune with those of Freud. Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ermanno Bencivenga No other natural kind receives as much abuse in the Aristotelian corpus as the octopus, and an instructive itinerary through that corpus can be constructed by following the manifestations of such abuse. Specifically, the octopus is judged “stupid” and endowed with poor...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
... fertile period in poetry, with many talented poets and many potential directions that did not develop into dominant trends. Because literary history almost inevitably looks at dominant directions, it tends to pass over not only individual poets who don't quite fit, but also poetic kinds and directions...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of ethnographic work as response can have various and divergent consequences, some of which are explored here with reference to the author's own ethnographic research on indigenous Fijian gift-giving and Japanese financial trading. While his immediate interest here is to expose differences in the kinds...