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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 581–582.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Bruce Krajewski Žižek Slavoj , Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism ( London : Verso , 2012 ), 1,038 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 273–285.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Kirk Williams Duke University Press 2004 CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTIONS Self-Exemption in Lessing’s Minna von Barnhelm Kirk Williams Among Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s most conspicuous interventions in the newly created discipline of philosophical aesthetics was his critique...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
... quality, critics often assume responsibility for explaining what a given work means. Because paintings and sculptures are less precisely codified, less articulate, than verbalized communications, they may seem to require verbal translation. Yet some artists and critics have warned that the advantageous...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 April 2011
... reveals herself a romantic. In so doing, she takes her place, a modest one, in the ranks of twentieth-century writers (Eliot, Pound, Yeats, Brecht) who also ventured into the construction of unworkable social visions that would supplant what they saw around them. Her adventure, while less ambitious...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
... thinkers, and “left-wing Kuhnians” under the rubric of the “new fuzziness.” The term had been introduced as an insult by a philosopher of science with positivist leanings, but Rorty took it up as an “endearing” compliment, arguing that “to be less fuzzy” was also to be “less genial, tolerant, open-minded...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 411–423.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in the journal for almost twenty years, he explains that the editors' assumption has been that any authentic case for the less adamant modes of thinking, or the less focused ways of seeing, needs to be unenthusiastic and carefully ramified. To establish the distinction between overenthused and unemphatic...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 22–31.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that Aby Warburg had embodied in the Institute and Library that he founded in Hamburg. The Institute is described as existing, during the late 1950s and early 1960s in London, less as a formal institution than as the interaction of some two dozen émigrés with what the author describes as “the intention...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 32–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Elizabeth Sears Aby Warburg's Nachlass , the heart of the Warburg Institute Archive, is complemented by other large holdings which are no less remarkable. Quietly accumulating over the decades, still only provisionally cataloged, the vast corpus of letters filed as “General Correspondence” reveals...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2023
... antifoundationalism and postepistemology. Taken together, the work of Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Donna Haraway has been less about rebalancing the relative and the objective, and more about redrawing the checkerboard of knowledge into “in-disciplinary” styles of empirical philosophy. These styles rely...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
...William Weber A paradigm shift occurred in musical culture in the early nineteenth century, whereby revered old works—newly called “classics”—began to rival contemporary ones as the guiding authority over taste. This article explores the less well-known composers found on programs in the period...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Lionel Gossman The topic of this guest column is Beaumarchais's endeavor, as a dramatist, to overcome the irreconcilable polarities of high and low, spirit and body, noble and base, tragedy and comedy that are essential to French classical theater by adapting traditional comedy to the less rigid...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... There is a metaphysical component as well to this argument: the xenophobe and xenophile equally presuppose that the identity principle ( a = a ) is applicable to society as well as to mathematics; both assume that each discrete social group is self-identical and differs from all other groups more or less radically...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Library's rare and singular collections are less about the books and more about the uniqueness of the content and what it does. This essay proposes that what makes the Library vital to today's networked epistemology is the insights that its volumes provide to the varieties of human ordering, organization...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and his pneumatological realism about the church under postmodern conditions of rapid change and radical diversity. While Ratzinger fears that nonfoundational thought will result in the dictatorial imposition of successively less defensible and lasting sorts of order, for Bergoglio the problem...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 August 2018
... online rather than in person. Students have less interaction with each other, cannot ask questions during the lecture, and, at least in this version of online teaching, are never in the same room with their instructors. On the other hand, students can absorb the lectures, which are captioned...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 104–121.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that keeps violence there under control is probably less the result of an applied pacifist ideology—that is, rejection of war as the socius ’s generative matrix—than the effect of a specific conception of knowledge. It is through the Xinguans’ refusal of the idea of singular truth, rather than through...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 220–232.
Published: 01 April 2019
... before. He then goes on to discuss, as exemplary of Japanese attitudes toward change, the Shinto ritual during which the sacred shrines of Ise Jingū are torn down and rebuilt every twenty years. The essay concludes by explaining how the impetus for this ritual is also involved in less-exalted aspects...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 163–164.
Published: 01 April 2019
... being that the former is less interested in history per se than in fields such as anthropology, philosophy, and literary theory. Thomas’s column expresses doubt about the intellectual restlessness of historians like Ginzburg and about the preparation of microhistorians to write constantly on topics new...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
... more or less culturally homogeneous societies formed around shared values. Williams shares the communitarians’ critique of Rawls’s theory as excessively abstract, questioning whether a rational commitment to pluralism as the most just social arrangement can serve as a sufficiently binding social force...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., this full-length monograph, serialized in installments, argues that the contextualist focus on a single and time-limited “epistemic field” has resulted in a less than adequately ramified understanding of the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton. What the contextualist...