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Common Knowledge (1 August 2002) 8 (3): 496–515.
Published: 01 August 2002
...Aileen Kelly Duke University Press 2002 CK 8.3-07 Kelly 7/14/02 3:13 PM Page 496 HISTORICAL DIFFIDENCE A New Look at an Old Russian Debate Aileen Kelly We cannot remain in our present...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
... function, and, ultimately, to achieve some kind of justice. Duke University Press 2009 columns NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (AND -FIVE) A Brit Looks Back Aidan O’Neill “Smash the law. We want justice!” This is a slogan I remember seeing...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 563–565.
Published: 01 August 2010
... (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 528 pp. Alan Macfarlane, Japan through the Looking Glass (London: Profile Books, 2007), 256 pp. Yuriko Saito, Everyday Aesthetics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 273 pp. Alan Tansman, ed., The Culture of Japanese Fascism (Durham, NC...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 147–153.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Dmitry Golynko Copyright 2016 English translation Kevin M. Platt 2016 not for sale POETRY AND FICTION LOOKING AT THE AROUND Serial Poem, with an Introduction by the Author Dmitry Golynko Translated by Kevin M. F. Platt...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
... polarization of quietism and activism. He shows that both Garrison and Brown were complex icons, neither of whom can be easily categorized as a quietist or activist. A careful look at the antislavery movement suggests, therefore, that pacifism and quietism are not synonymous. Moreover, a careful look at Brown...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... canonization and the concept of the masterpiece have narrowed musical thinking harmfully. We need to look back at the fruitful collegiality that existed between canonic and contemporary music in the early nineteenth century, involving as it did a wide array of composers and tastes not yet bound by rigid...
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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 January 2012) 18 (1): 79–85.
Published: 01 January 2012
... need is placed next to the one we are looking for) is illustrated through a specific example: the encounter with a forgotten tract dealing with some anomalous Bavarian witchcraft trials — a book that would have been very difficult (if not impossible) to come across anywhere but Warburg's Library...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
... fertile period in poetry, with many talented poets and many potential directions that did not develop into dominant trends. Because literary history almost inevitably looks at dominant directions, it tends to pass over not only individual poets who don't quite fit, but also poetic kinds and directions...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 8–25.
Published: 01 January 2018
... functions. While “Art, as Device” is in itself ambiguous, a look at Shklovsky’s reconsiderations renders matters still more complex, though arguably also more productive. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Viktor Shklovsky Russian Formalism ostranenie defamiliarization estrangement...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 April 2018
... difficult but of inestimable value. Our best work is on the margins of sense. This conclusion is elaborated with a look at recent work in “philosophical anthropology” and “anthropological philosophy” associated with the so-called ontological turn in anthropology. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Chris Briggs What happens when a debtor does not pay back what he or she owes? As Margaret Atwood's chapter on “The Shadow Side” shows, the unpaid debt—in the broadest sense—is a recurring theme of history and literature. This review essay looks at the fourteenth-century village, a world which...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... conceived in terms of social obligations, of guilt and sin, of revenge, and as a plot that structures the narrative of human life. Instead of simply looking to the archaic meanings of debt for its shadow side, this review attempts to take stock of what the recent credit crisis can teach us about the place...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the Impressionists. Characterizing the way of seeing that Clark encourages in The Painting of Modern Life as a form of staring, this essay argues that “lean and hungry looking” is indecent, whereas unfocused receptivity is irenic. What Bell calls the “aestheticized halfheartedness” of Manet is...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 211–216.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., for Cole, Stanford has lately become superior to Columbia because Terman was more forward-looking, more ambitious in securing external support from government and industry, and more interested in building the strength of disciplines close to industry, commerce, and practical results. Barzun was more...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 404–416.
Published: 01 August 2010
... argues that all such trans theories are fundamentally flawed and distort the very idea of culture. His essay analyzes the concept of transobjects and transcultures, looking both at the assumptions supporting such objects and ideas and at their explanatory uses. This discussion leads to one on the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Barry Allen; Bernard Faure; Jacob Raz; Glenn Alexander Magee; N. Verbin; Dalia Ofer; Elaine Pryce; Amy M. King Introducing the sixth and final installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” Allen looks at the symposium retrospectively and concludes that it has mainly...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
... abolitionism and other pressing social causes. He reviews the scholarship on this issue, noting the recent tendency to look for mystical aspects to the social commitment of Quakers. Instead, however, he argues that the culture of Friends during this period became self-enclosed to a remarkable degree...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... lessons in cause and effect. Still, it makes sense, as with this essay, that we look back on such financial follies of the past, as epitomized by Holland's tulipmania, and take comfort in finding that our follies are just enough different from historical ones to at least claim them as our very own...