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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 208–209.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Caroline Walker Bynum Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints' Stories and the Western Imagination , trans. Jane Marie Todd (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 352 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints...
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Published: 01 January 2022
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Richard Rorty Abstract Among Rorty's most admired essays, and probably his most autobiographical, “Trotsky and the Wild Orchids” made its first appearance as a column in Common Knowledge during the journal's inaugural year. Here it is reprinted, thirty years later, in a symposium called “Whatever...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 292–311.
Published: 01 April 2012
... be a postmodernist and vice versa, the two being incompatible. It appears that this opposition originated with an identification made between “post-Zionist” historical revisionism (of the kind associated with Ilan Pappe, Benny Morris, Avi Shlaim, Simha Flapan, and Tom Segev) and postmodernist methods, assumptions...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 17–21.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Peter Mack This essay reflects on the different uses that its author has made of the Warburg Institute Library, first as a student, resident in the Library for two years, then as a visitor on day-long research trips from Warwick, and most recently as director of the Institute. After describing how...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Adam Michnik This memorial to Leszek Kołakowski by perhaps his most famous student—a cofounder of the Solidarity movement—treats Kołakowski's life story only in passing. Not a conventional eulogy, the essay runs extensively through several of the arguments Kołakowski made over the years that taught...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Fang's career is on his development as a thinker on questions of politics and human rights. Though Fang never returned to China and, while living in the United States, kept his distance from dissident movements, he continued to develop intellectually in ways that made him, in later life, China's Václav...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Émilie Hache; Bruno Latour The field of “science studies” has often been suspected of dubious moral grounds because of its intensive concern with nonhumans; the accusation is made by those who use a roughly Kantian definition of what it is to occupy the moral high ground. By evaluating four...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with women's issues, hoping that the progress made earlier will continue but predicting an uphill battle. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Women's March January 2017 female expertise political activism 2017 women's movements anti-Trump protests...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 468–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... But it also shows that Headley's privileged social position enabled him to become a leader of the nascent British Muslim community and an international ambassador for Islam between the wars. A staunch defender of Islam and Muslims, Headley was not wholly uncritical of them and made public pronouncements...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Jeffrey M. Perl In this introduction to the silver anniversary issue of Common Knowledge , the journal’s founding editor explains the unusual format of CK 25:1–3. Arranged in eleven “conversations” of pieces published since 1992, the format fulfills a promise made in that year...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... call mainly dealt with political and ethical matters. In this introduction he replies chiefly to pieces by the philosophers Richard Rorty and Paul Feyerabend dealing with poverty, famine, sickness, and environmental concerns, but Kermode also addresses and mostly agrees with arguments made in Common...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 143–162.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and thus amenable to expansion. In European New World plantations, the natives were wiped out; coerced and alienated plants and workers came to substitute for them. Profits were made because extermination and slavery could be discounted from the books. Such historically indeterminate encounters formed...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... question is whether and how inclusionary definitions of belonging can be made to oughtweigh exclusionary ones,” regardless of the political context. cosmopolitanism Alexandria Etienne Roboly Edward Said empires Copyright © 2005 Duke University Press 2005 ...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Jeffrey M. Perl In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge offers excerpts from his two-year correspondence with a reader in Hong Kong, who was drawn to arguments made in the journal about maintaining “quietism and resistance in the face of vile behavior.” In the summer and fall of 2019, during...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 374–379.
Published: 01 August 2008
... a “Yellow Notebook” of his work (in the genre of his so-called Blue and Brown Books)—a notebook that, it is claimed, Wittgenstein gave to Tatiana and was subsequently lost. Attempts have been made to find it in Russia and all have failed. Biographical and historical context is provided in an introductory...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 384–395.
Published: 01 August 2008
... argues against or supplements Perl's contention that Japanese attitudes toward change differ radically from those that are standard in the West. Andersen expands on arguments made by Roland Barthes—an explicator and partisan of Japanese thought—to show that at least one Greek myth (that of the unchanging...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 399–405.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Christian B. N. Gade; Rane Willerslev; Lotte Meinert; Beverly Haviland; Nancy Scheper-Hughes; Daniel Grausam; Daniel McKay; Michiko Urita In this introduction to part 4 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” the journal's editor assesses the argument made...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Daniel Grausam This essay compares “expert” attempts, commissioned by the US government, to imagine future nuclear risk with the attempt made by Lydia Millet in her novel Oh Pure and Radiant Heart (2005). During the Cold War, nuclear attack was conceptualized primarily as a matter of instantaneous...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 April 2015
... by the defeated Erinyes, and the compensation they are offered. On the other hand, the tragedy clearly shows how difficult it is for a fair legal judgment to be made without a view to larger issues of national expedience, security, and inherent power structures, especially that of patriarchy. © 2015 by Edith...