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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 368–369.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Marjorie Perloff Becker Daniel Levin , Many Subtle Channels: In Praise of Potential Literature . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2012 ), 338 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Common Knowledge 368...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of an opera and its relationship to the work that performers must do to realize the opera in the theater. Rossini wrote many passages that demand the intervention of performers (performing them “as written” is simply an error), yet this does not mean necessarily that “anything goes.” The new edition...
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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 2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... action; and while there are many possibilities here, in the West the only lively form of such quietism has been Christian-theological, in which political advocacy and action are, ideal-typically and sometimes actually, undertaken under the threefold assumption that: (1) advocacy of a political proposal...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 January 2018
... often continued to explore and prize the many achievements of the vanquished Muslims. This article summarizes the development, during the medieval period, of such positive Christian attitudes toward Islam. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Islamophilia xenophilia xenophobia al-Andalus...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 April 2018
...John Tolan Some of the nineteenth century’s foremost scholars of the Qur’an and hadiths were German and Hungarian Jews. For many of them, their scholarly interest in Islam was entangled with their contemporary concerns about movements of reform and emancipation in European Jewry and about the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
... professional and pedagogical challenges involved in organizing the class and the strategies employed to encourage critical reflection and historical thinking among the students. In addition, the author explores his own insecurities as a teacher and explains the means that, over many years of teaching this...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...), respectively, many of the lessons from one Chinese classroom are applicable to any context in which students are asked to grapple with unfamiliar textual and visual material. This teaching experience proved to be not only about communicating material, skills, and ideas to the students but also also an...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Yuri Tynianov Yuri Tynianov’s seminal 1924 review of contemporary poetry discusses the work of many bright lights of the early Soviet avant-garde, as well as the prerevolutionary modernist poets who were still a presence in literature of the 1920s: his subjects include Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Esenin...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Lionel Gossman Even if its constituent members still define particular positions and pursue at times somewhat independent policies, the EU acts increasingly in important areas as the unified federal state many have long wanted it to be. It may have come into being in response to practical problems...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 10–15.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Mark Bauerlein Elizabeth Fox-Genovese died in January 2007. She was a renowned scholar and important public intellectual, but in this reminiscence Mark Bauerlein recalls her as something else: a model colleague. Despite the many attacks on her work and the difficulties she encountered in her...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and Mendelssohn). Many of the “other” composers came from Italy, France, or Britain and became famous for opera selections and songs, some termed “popular,” and a substantial number of their pieces were performed throughout the nineteenth century. The present-day narrative of music history has canonic...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Education is more ontological than personal, the necessary consequence of his quietistic belief in a materialist determinism so absolute as to reduce persons and history alike to “sum[s].... of the forces” of “nature.” This belief, one shared by many of his contemporaries and most fully evolved in Adams's...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
....” Schopenhauer does indeed say much the same thing as Tolstoy says in his epilogue and elsewhere about history and the will. Each of these authors argues that history is not progressing and that it is not governed by the actions of individual political or military leaders alone, but by the infinitely many...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Mikhail Epstein In this guest column, Epstein offers “a new sign” that, he argues, resolves difficulties that have arisen in many theories and practices, including linguistics, semiotics, literary theory, poetics, aesthetics, ecology, ecophilology, eco-ethics, metaphysics, theology, psychology, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Pink Dandelion This contribution to a symposium on quietism concerns what is known as the Quietist period of Quakerism in the eighteenth century. Dandelion addresses the key question of conflict between the quietist commitment of the Quaker faithful and the commitment of many among them to...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers This piece is an answer to the responses of Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, and Brit Ross Winthereik to the author's article, “Comparison as a Matter of Concern.” She acknowledges the difficulty of her respondents to accept her claim that the sciences may be destroyed as many...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 391–403.
Published: 01 August 2014
... inspired him, from Kant and Hegel to Heidegger and Walter Benjamin. A personal fear of being pinned down, coupled with his tragic Jewish witness to a philosophical quest for certainty gone astray, led the “Sad Rider,” one of many possible Derridas, to want to “erase” as much as he wanted to write — despite...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 412–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
... societies have dealt with matters of war and peace. He in particular examines and finds wanting the approach that Jared Diamond takes in The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (2012). Whereas Diamond's theme is that modern states can learn much about many things from...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
... inseparable from is also a sign that we are not self-sufficient creatures. Thus, the piece concludes, inseparability is evidence of the species' gregariousness, and the body is only one among many tokens of a person's soul. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Wittgenstein inseparability soul body...