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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 325–326.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Charles Foster de Waal Frans , Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? ( London : Granta , 2016 ), 336 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 542.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Stephen Mulhall Cavell Stanley , Little Did I Know: Excerpts From Memory ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2010 ), 584 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Amir Alexander, Duel at...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 574.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jill Kraye Blair Ann , Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2010 ), 397 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Daoist sources, where a different model of knowing prevails. That model undermines the idea of purposive willing in the service of goals known in advance, and undermines as well the bases for any human or divine activity designed to achieve definite ends. If purpose is not privileged either...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 315–316.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Charles Foster Balcombe Jonathan , What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins ( New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , 2016 ), 288 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 553–554.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ian Hacking Mialet Hélène , Hawking Incorporated: Stephen Hawking and the Anthropology of the Knowing Subject ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2012 ), 266 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Natalie Zemon Davis Responding to a quip by a fellow historian, who feared that Martin Guerre might become better known than Martin Luther, this guest column, by the author of The Return of Martin Guerre , affirms that they are part of the same universe of historical inquiry. Knowing about Martin...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 450–532.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 1 THE CLOUD OF KNOWING Blurring the Difference with China Barry Allen Small and inconspicuous things like clouds of dust speak volumes to a careful...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 111–116.
Published: 01 January 2011
... emphasis placed on how splitting open part of patient's body is never a matter of a point of view. But to know exactly what is going on in the operating theater, we might wish to ask how this act speaks to the act of intellectual bifurcation, splitting open what up to then had been a seamless argument. To...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 184–189.
Published: 01 April 2015
... need to confront, what we celebrate as a “knowledge society” is also a society of ignorance. This essay, published as a guest column, concludes that, in the coming years, the principal controversies we will face will involve questions about what we know, about what we do not know, and about the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... identifying it as a biography (of the sort practiced by Irving Stone, Somerset Maugham, and Dimitri Merejkovski), since Calasso, like most other writers on Tiepolo, stresses how little we know about his personality, which was elusive, and about his private life, which was undramatic. What chiefly interests...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... globalization of yoga as we know it today. This article concludes by suggesting that microhistorical work on the activities of translators may aid in understanding the part that local knowledge can play in our global future. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 xenophilia xenophobia yoga translation...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Seminar” component of the “Making and Knowing Project,” under the direction of Professor Pamela Smith, each was responsible for reconstructing, annotating, and contextualizing historical recipes from a sixteenth-century French manuscript. Working both in and beyond their chemistry lab, the authors reflect...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., perhaps contrary to expectations, turns out to have been characterized by a large number of outstanding interpersonal debts of money and goods. We know about these debts because the creditors were obliged to use local courts in order to recover them. Remarks are offered on the circumstances that led to so...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Mad Love — which Czechs know better as Letohrádek Hvězda at Bílá hora, the White Mountain — as a signifier whose wanderings, over the period, encapsulate the mutual myths and misunderstandings that were constitutive of this most poignant of surrealist love affairs. The essay ends by suggesting that...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
... reassure us. But they fail: the phenomenon to which they appeal in explaining rational activity — a person's grasping its norms — itself presupposes such activity. The question whether a person knows the norms of her activity is a central way of organizing the disputes of the last sixty years over whether...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
... concerned “sage knowledge,” defined as foresight into the development of situations. The sagacious knower sees the disposition of things in an early, incipient form and knows how to intervene with nearly effortless and undetectable (quiet) effectiveness. Whatever the circumstance, the sage handles it with...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 2016
... examines in detail and criticizes one such argument, made by Patrick Leigh Fermor, in the context of his discussing an incident during World War II, when he and a captured German general found a form of agreement, a ground for peace between them, in their both knowing Horace's ode I.9 by heart in Latin. By...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
... widespread fear of the coercive power of modern society. The price of the victory over evil, in these tales, is disenchantment. Tolkien is the first author to imagine disenchantment on a near-global scale, using literal disenchantment as a metaphor for a kind he could expect his readers to know firsthand...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 347.
Published: 01 April 2017
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