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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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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...
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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 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 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 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 2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
....” This article concludes by asking and in part answering what the world looks like, what sort of human cognition and activity is most appropriate, in the absence of clear purposes, definite knowledge, and unambiguous facts. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
... contrasting texts (by Comte-Sponville, Kant, Serres, and Lovelock) in tandem, this article explores what an “objective morality” would look like, and it considers how to compare the Kantian axiology with the actor-network theory's possible definition of a thing-oriented morality. Especially important in this...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
... at” (acknowledge) things, some things bow back at me, and I must treat whatever bows back as if it were like me. Unlike James Lovelock, a passage from whose work they discuss, Hache and Latour understand this picture in a sense that is essentially “honorary.” The picture or premise they propose sets...
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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 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...