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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 (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... cosmopolitical perspective, offers grounds for questioning Rorty's utopian belief that endless conversation should lead to continual expansion of the “we” who constitute liberal society. Her idea also provides tools for engaging, in mutually respectful and sensitive encounters that reopen prospects for social...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Bernard Williams; Jeffrey M. Perl Writing in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, the moral philosopher Bernard Williams considers the opposing claims of Rawlsian liberalism, with its emphasis on pluralism and procedural fairness, and communitarianism, which instead promotes...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Aidan O'Neill Aidan O'Neill remembers Britain as a fundamentally riven society twenty-five years ago under the premiership of Margaret Thatcher; a country divided by she who sought to rule it with certainty, but without compassion. The memories of Britain as a bitter and broken polity split asunder...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 119–129.
Published: 01 January 2004
... To some extent this debate was theoretical, centering on the power of moral ideals and the role of intellectuals in liberal society, as well as on the insufficiencies of liberal-democratic political institutions. But it was also a prac- tical debate, pitting against each other differing judgments...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... with high subscription rates and low circulations. It is between those who see modern liberal society as vitally flawed (the people handily lumped together as “postmodernists”) and typical left-wing Democrat professors like myself, people who see ours as a society in which technology and democratic...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... that distinguished proletarian science from bourgeois science.” 10 Against this background, Kuhn's proposal that scientists from different paradigms would be unable to reach agreement suggested that science in liberal societies would be no more rational than in totalitarian ones. As Stengers has pointed out...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (2): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2008
... portion where we feel rather certain that we do.” we that certain rather feel we where portion rather uncertain that we have the right vocabulary to hand,” and the latter is “that what liberal societies now need are citizens who...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
... context,” Latour has labored to develop an alternative schema, one that could cultivate the intellectual habits that Rorty valued ( PSH xxxii). 16 In 1989, at least, Rorty was confident that the ironic stance he advocated would not weaken liberal societies. In “Private Irony and Liberal Hope...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 496–515.
Published: 01 August 2002
... survive to become a cornerstone of the future society. The 499 first course was urged by the emerging Russian liberal movement, the second by the Slavophiles and by Herzen. But whereas the Slavophiles defended an ideal- ized image of the commune, Herzen...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (1): 81–88.
Published: 01 January 2005
... nitive dissonance. Viewed from that perspective, toleration of the intoler ll societies is actua...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
... bliss ( bliss ( illusion cally. In the nondualistic terms of Advaita Vedanta, the ascetic seeks to escape the possible. finally is liberation spiritual that path ascetic oflaypeople,it are the bymeans only mostis Jains ideal. Although ascetic an is asceticpractices andby...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 533–534.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Adam S. Cohen Derolez Albert , The Making and Meaning of the Liber Floridus: A Study of the Original Manuscript, Ghent, University Library MS 92 . ( Turnhout : Brepols , 2016 ), 355 pp. Joyner Danielle , Painting the “Hortus Deliciarum”: Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 67–79.
Published: 01 January 2007
.... In that sense, the surviving literary culture of the period is a resource for rethinking some of our most basic modern assumptions about social and political life. My aim in these pages is to disclose an oppositional discourse that declines to assume the nation-state as a basic framework for society...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 564–568.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Enemy: Chaucer, Language, and Nation in the Hundred Years War, which received the R. H. Gapper Prize from the Society for French Studies, and Poetry and Music in Medieval France, from Jean Renart to Guillaume de Machaut. She is currently writing Chaucer: A London Life...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 551.
Published: 01 August 2003
... hav- ing conceded that decent peoples are “worthy” and “acceptable” members of “a society of peoples,” Rawls holds that liberal peoples are warranted in criticizing the merely decent for their (inevitable, given their nonliberal character) failures to treat their members equally...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 551–552.
Published: 01 August 2003
... hav- ing conceded that decent peoples are “worthy” and “acceptable” members of “a society of peoples,” Rawls holds that liberal peoples are warranted in criticizing the merely decent for their (inevitable, given their nonliberal character) failures to treat their members equally...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 552–553.
Published: 01 August 2003
... hav- ing conceded that decent peoples are “worthy” and “acceptable” members of “a society of peoples,” Rawls holds that liberal peoples are warranted in criticizing the merely decent for their (inevitable, given their nonliberal character) failures to treat their members equally...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 541.
Published: 01 August 2003
... hav- ing conceded that decent peoples are “worthy” and “acceptable” members of “a society of peoples,” Rawls holds that liberal peoples are warranted in criticizing the merely decent for their (inevitable, given their nonliberal character) failures to treat their members equally...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 541–542.
Published: 01 August 2003
... hav- ing conceded that decent peoples are “worthy” and “acceptable” members of “a society of peoples,” Rawls holds that liberal peoples are warranted in criticizing the merely decent for their (inevitable, given their nonliberal character) failures to treat their members equally...