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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... University Press 2008 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 1 “NOT LIKE ANY FORM OF ACTIVITY” Waiting in Emerson, Melville, and Weil Clark Davis The attitude that brings about salvation is not like any form of activity.  — Simone Weil, Waiting for God To believe that will has power...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Q. Stilwell Frederick Schauer, Thinking Like A Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009), 256 pp. Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven, CT: Yale...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Bill Brown Bogost Ian , Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2012 ), 166 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co (Paris...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 188–203.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Anne Carson Duke University Press 2002 DECREATION How Women Like Sappho, Marguerite Porete, and Simone Weil Tell God Anne Carson This is an essay about three women and will have three parts. Part One concerns Sappho, a Greek...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 166.
Published: 01 January 2003
... of modern markets lies not 163 in the motivation of their participants, not in their venality per se, but in the lack of subtlety with which venality is communicated. Selling a good is like giving it to someone and simultaneously reminding the recipient...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
... antislavery tactics criticized nonviolent reformers like William Lloyd Garrison as men of words instead of men of action. Garrison and his allies rejected the equation of their pacifism with quietism, but the charge that Garrisonian abolitionists were more passive than Brown still survives. In fact, the most...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... challenged to write like poets — more specifically, like modern lyric poets: Jan Zwicky's essays on “lyric philosophy,” analyzed by several contributors in this and the immediately preceding issue of the journal, are cited as examples. What these experiments along the frontier between poetry and philosophy...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., Velimir Khlebnikov, Osip Mandelstam, Vladimir Mayakovsky, and Boris Pasternak. This article has long been a favorite among scholars of early twentieth-century Russian letters. “Interlude” offers a historical snapshot, wherein subsequently acknowledged “classics” like Akhmatova or Mayakovsky are examined...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... identity and what might be called non-identity politics. If the former amounts to an ethnic economy in which subjectivities are exchanged in a commodity-like, alienable way, then, in the latter, stereotypical naming and other seeming “ethnic” practices amount to gift-like, non-alienable insertions of...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., is a more effective way of approaching them. The latter sort of interpretation entails another risk, however, which is that concepts like those of Roberts may get taken for mere illustrations of the arguments made by academic philosophers, whereas marginal thinking of Roberts's kind can form...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 223–234.
Published: 01 April 2014
... between the analytic and Continental traditions in philosophy: like the best analytic philosophers, it is argued, she is enamored of clarity, but, like what is best in the Continental tradition, she demands of philosophy a deeper sense of meaning than philosophical analysts tend to do. It is from this...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
... former is less interested in history per se than in fields like 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 to them, but it...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
... should be to occasion (and experience) surprise. Like Arendt, we should candidly express “the bliss of thought” as we think and write. On this basis, the political arena can become “a space for self-analysis and (by analogy with psychoanalysis) continuous rebirth.” And it is only on this basis, Kristeva...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Richard H. Davis Thoreau was likely the first American to entertain seriously the possibility of identifying himself as a yogi. “Depend upon it that rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully,” he wrote to his friend Harrison Blake in 1849: “To some extent, and at rare...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 218–233.
Published: 01 April 2018
... from difference without acknowledging its presence. Perl responds that, if indifference is defined as not noticing or not caring about differences, then indifference should rank higher than xenophilia in a hierarchy of irenic affects. A Muslim’s liking for Christianity could lead to conversion, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
..., and pragmatic considerations are likely to ensure its continued consolidation, but its most committed champions have also presented it as the realization of an idea, as a longstanding project finally fulfilled. What is the idea that a federal European state can claim to embody or represent or be...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., like Herbert Marcuse and Jean-Paul Sartre, and shows where it fits into American intellectual life, particularly the intellectual history of Dissent Magazine and the democratic Left. Walzer's idea of a connected social critic contrasts to Sartre's idea of an “engaged critic.” The article also examines...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... withdrawal is in no way based in defeatism, indolence, or aimlessness. Moreover, King argues, White aims to produce stillness as a formal quality of his text and, through it, to produce a like stillness and attentiveness in the reader. Quietist narrative is meant to help the reader still his or her...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Wayne Andersen Like earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the current international monetary crisis—bank failures and a collapse of markets worldwide—was not sufficiently predictable to preempt with defensive action. One would think that history's experiences with sudden breakdowns in global...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the new disciplinary configurations are thus likely to play out in surprising and, not inconceivably, positive ways. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 scientizing humanities interdisciplinarity hybridity literary studies COLUMNS SCIENTIZING THE HUMANITIES Shifts, Collisions, Negotiations...