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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 184–189.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Daniel Innerarity In a so-called knowledge society, whenever we have to choose, decide, anticipate, or entrust a task, the range of options available tends to be so large that we cannot be satisfied that no relevant possibilities have been overlooked. Both individuals and societies as a whole...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 412–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Johan M. G. van der Dennen In this introduction to the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” the journal's editor questions the assumptions that underwrite standard approaches in the social sciences to the issue of how non-state, tribal...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 419–489.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Johan M. G. van der Dennen This monograph-length contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” reviews and assesses the state of ethnographic and political scholarship concerning how nonstate, tribal societies deal with peacemaking and peacekeeping. A central argument...
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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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Jeffrey M. Perl This introduction to the third and final part of the Common Knowledge symposium “Unsocial Thought, Uncommon Lives” (13:1 [Winter 2007]: 33–39) is reprinted here in a special issue of representative pieces from the journal’s first twenty-five years. The title...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Humberto Garcia; Noa Halevy; Peter Valdina In this introduction to the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, the editor explains the rationale of the new project, citing increases in aggressive xenophobia internationally. He comments on the intergroup...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
...James Trilling This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” rereads the works of J. R. R. Tolkien as a study of pyrrhic victory. It argues that the origin of Tolkien's cycle of tales is inseparable from his experience of World War I, which ended in anomie...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Jeffrey M. Perl Originally published in 2004 in the Common Knowledge symposium “Talking Peace with Gods,” this article elaborates the nature and consequences of the perspectivist cosmologies of Amerindian societies. Contemporary Western cosmologies regard humans as ex...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nancy Scheper-Hughes As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on the resolution and prevention of enmity, this article concerns how enmity deforms social as well as individual personality. Societies need time and must exert significant effort, much of it intellectual, in order...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 172–192.
Published: 01 January 2014
...John Law; Geir Afdal; Kristin Asdal; Wen-yuan Lin; Ingunn Moser; Vicky Singleton In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies,” the authors, all of whom work in the field of science, technology, and society, begin from the assumption that, as Bruno Latour has put it, “we...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 178–187.
Published: 01 January 2002
... society from its purview, rec- ognized no limit to the knowledge it was possible to have about those societies, and claimed to study them without a priori assumptions. J. G. Frazer, not L. R.Tay- lor, became the first incumbent of the first chair of social anthropology...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Is It “Group versus State” or “Individual versus Society”? Michael Seidman James Scott’s very rich text has a great deal to offer any scholar, especially those, such as myself, whose knowledge of Southeast Asia is unfortunately weak. Although Scott...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and a pluralist, relativist liberal society. The very definition of “liberal society” is open to argument, and the church may find elements to commend or oppose in any given definition. Since the nineteenth century the church has often found itself in opposition to various ideas of “liberty,” especially those...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 33–39.
Published: 01 January 2007
... to estab- lish this proposition, for it is evidently something that all sane men believe with- out question, it is part of the general notion of man. Solitude can be endured only by a god or a beast: it is subhuman or superhuman.”2 If so, the ideas entertained in Common Knowledge lately have not been...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 August 2003
... 2003 N otes on Contributors Barry Allen is the author of Truth in Philosophy and, recently, Knowledge and Civilization. He teaches philosophy at McMaster University. Joshua Amaru teaches at Yeshivat Bat Ayin in Israel. Lori Baker...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 287–303.
Published: 01 April 2002
... of important new works analyz- ing the intellectual history of the idea—books and essays such as those by Adam COMMON KNOWLEDGE COMMON Seligman, John Keane, Charles Taylor, and, most recently, John Ehrenberg, upon whose book, Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea,7 my...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 147–151.
Published: 01 January 2002
... lit- tle attention we give, as a rule, to the social implications of scholarship. The sub- tle schools and our societies are, after all, both human developments—devices, fabrications—and are not likely unrelated to each other. Scholarship can con- duce or not conduce to, express or not express...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 151.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., as a rule, to the social implications of scholarship. The sub- tle schools and our societies are, after all, both human developments—devices, fabrications—and are not likely unrelated to each other. Scholarship can con- duce or not conduce to, express or not express, ressentiment, aggression, conde...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 583–588.
Published: 01 August 2013
... 2013 Notes on Contributors Barry Allen’s books include Truth in Philosophy; Knowledge and Civilization; and Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience. He teaches philosophy at McMaster University...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 382–386.
Published: 01 April 2012
... 2012 Notes on Contributors Barry Allen’s books include Truth in Philosophy; Knowledge and Civilization; and Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience. He teaches philosophy at McMaster University and is associate editor...