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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 581–582.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Bruce Krajewski Žižek Slavoj , Less than Nothing: Hegel and the Shadow of Dialectical Materialism ( London : Verso , 2012 ), 1,038 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Jean-Claude Schmitt Bynum Caroline Walker , Christian Materiality: An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe ( New York : Zone Books , 2011 ), 440 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 511.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Caroline Walker Bynum Meacham June L. , Sacred Communities, Shared Devotions: Gender, Material Culture, and Monasticism in Late Medieval Germany , ed. Beach Alison I. , Berman Constance H. , and Bitel Lisa M. , intro. Bitel . ( Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols , 2014 ), 307 pp...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 124.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Caroline Walker Bynum Ritchey Sara , Holy Matter: Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity . ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2014 ), 235 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relativism with neo-Darwinist materialism in order to differentiate his own kind of relativism from the irrealist kind, which denies scientific progress. Paksi argues as well that third ways between idealism and materialism are available—for example, the emergentism of Michael Polanyi—but his main claim...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Greeks called thumos is bound to fail. Using an original data set of all wars since 1648 (the Peace of Westphalia) involving great or rising powers, the essay shows how wars associated with honor, standing, and revenge, all expressions of thumos , far outnumber those caused by security or material...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., Strathern's Hagen materials are considered in relation to the earlier Zambian studies of the “Manchester school” of anthropology and which addressed similar ethnographic materials. Strathern's work is regarded in this comment as bearing some similarity with current directions in actor-network theory, although...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... with three sets of devotional materials—two papier-mâché medallions painted by nuns at the convent of Wienhausen in northern Germany on the eve of the Reformation; a n'kisi n'kondi figure from the Yombe group of Kongo peoples in the nineteenth-century; and a description, taken from Marilynne Robinson's novel...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of culture amounted to a great psychomachia of the astra (concepts) and the monstra (chaos), as Warburg said, the war was for him a direct test of his theory (or Kulturwissenschaft ). It should be no surprise, then, that between 1914 and 1918 he should assemble a large iconographic collection of materials...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 356–365.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the instructor, was required to cope with a considerable amount of unfamiliar material, but everyone was amply rewarded by the interdisciplinary dialogue that ensued. For the instructor in particular, the seminar proved to be an island of sanity—a means of engaging with the world, in a manner both passionate...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
... are themselves just. The other is substantive, having to do with the university’s purpose or reason for existing. The second assumes the university is to serve some function necessary for the general good. This good is often defined in material terms: fostering a stronger economy, medical breakthroughs, more...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in the American suburbs of the 1950s, and its popular and cultural manifestations. Taking Levittown as a starting point, modernist architectural principles have since its construction radiated into the mass-housing market and materialized in housing development projects that have led to the rise of suburbia...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 10–18.
Published: 01 January 2015
... — the rage for self-aggrandizement — motivate the initiators of wars. Given this assumption about motive, the Greco-Latin tradition tends also to regard negotiations based on the rational discussion of material interests as unlikely to succeed. Success requires symbolic and ritual gestures — acts of self...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
... posthuman risks posed by radioactive waste. Conventional models of risk and threat are inadequate to thinking through the problems of temporality raised by nuclear materials: those problems may well require the speculative resources of fiction if we are even to begin conceptualizing them. Millet's novel...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
...”) is a temporarily established, dynamic, and reflexive material-semantic form that enables interpretation and evaluation. By raising expectations of how things must be done in order to pass as appropriate, valid, and legitimate, conventions facilitate cooperation, yet at some stage in their lives conventions become...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 171–177.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Caroline Walker Bynum Caroline Walker Bynum has written extensively about medieval religious objects and about the background to medieval understandings of materiality in theology, natural philosophy, and science. Here she turns to a very different consideration of objects, asking how they reflect...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 453–465.
Published: 01 September 2016
... an equal ontological status to entities of every kind, whether actual, abstract, material, or fictional. This article groups all of these projects under the heading of “ontological liberalism” and argues that they are inherently problematic, as they sacrifice conceptual coherence and explanatory usefulness...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 335–347.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the fragmentary musical and literary materials that survive are framed by a consideration of the marginal position that musical improvisation occupies in the history of eighteenth-century music, and alternative historiographical and ethnographical methods are explored for the insights they can offer into praxes...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
... generally. For both Jain and Advaita Vedantic ascetic traditions, the material world, and particularly the body, are the primary obstacles to spiritual development. We deal with the social, physical, and environmental implications of such a worldview, rather than with the practice or the phenomenology...