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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 269–282.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Jeffrey Kallberg When we view Chopin's later works in the context of his biography, we find a conjunction of real-life machines (trains, the telegraph), mimetic mechanical music (music boxes), and prolific textual variants. Particularly fascinating are several late pieces that feature canons...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 541–546.
Published: 01 August 2012
... account of anarchy and the state’s emergence, suggests that life without government would be far worse than life with government, leading people to universally choose the latter. To reconcile Scott’s account of the Zomia peoples’ choice with this reasoning, it is necessary to elaborate the mechanisms...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 104–121.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Marina Vanzolini; Translated by Julia Sauma; Jeffrey M. Perl With special reference to the Tupi-speaking Aweti people, this article reconsiders the nature of Xinguan pacifism in an analysis of sorcery and its relation to war in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil. It is argued that the mechanism...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 348–356.
Published: 01 April 2019
... prevention does not turn on food supply per head and the automatic mechanism of the market: there can be plenty of food while large sections of the population lack the means to obtain it. Effective famine prevention thus requires “entitlements.” Economically, governments can and should provide public...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 51–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
... it is acknowledged and not repressed. Her essay concludes its survey with Freud’s “Civilization and its Discontents” and Segal’s own meditation on the cultural implications of failure to acknowledge ambivalence. In their efforts to overcome ambivalence, groups often depend on the most primitive psychotic mechanisms...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Jochen Brüning This contribution, by a mathematician, to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” examines some mechanisms that seem essential for the “ratchet effect” that, in Michael Tomasello's use of the term, refers to the ability of human cultures to preserve their achievements even...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and sciences, the essay outlines new disciplines: technohumanities , which would study humans as a part of the technosphere; pathohumanities , which would investigate the self-destructive mechanisms of civilization; and scriptorics , which would focus on Homo scriptor , who has survived “the death...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 8–24.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this essay nor the symposium in which it appears advocates a simple application of conflict-prevention or -resolution mechanisms from particular cultures to other emic contexts. The point, rather, is to seek more general theoretical principles wherever they are to be found, given repeated failures...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Marina Vanzolini With special reference to the Tupi-speaking Aweti people, this article reconsiders the nature of Xinguan pacifism in an analysis of sorcery and its relation to war in the Upper Xingu region of Brazil. It is argued that the mechanism that keeps violence there under control...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 87–97.
Published: 01 January 2007
... races future a toward steps first “the be well might man” to elements “mechanical of application the involving amputees” with “experiments porary discovery.” pure will, the synthesis of all the laws by which science is about to precipitate this evenof dream able being “to create...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of physics ( physics of “formula” or intellectual,” toauniversal mechanical or cosmic, tory,terrestrial “reduc[es]” his period, “all its of historiography and science the with engaged must, because theory, the dynamic aaccount deterministic of intimatelyhistory other. the on ofhistory...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 490–491.
Published: 01 August 2014
... read it, and you should read it too. It is about computer science and quantum mechanics; it is purely math- ematical and yet all about the physical world. It is neither a textbook nor a popu- larization. The nonexpert will enjoy the thrills of the chase, the author...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 371–376.
Published: 01 August 2004
... calls also for a bark: well, we can add one; and for a wagging tail: nothing sim- pler. It is easy to think of more and more criteria, but not to think of any the mechanician could not simulate; and by 1738 Jacques de Vaucanson (1709–1782) had exhibited in Paris a mechanical duck which could wad...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 May 2016
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... Rivals now combine their energies to visit them upon that target. This collective murder, repeated in ritual sacrifice, forms the foundation of all religious practices and social order everywhere. The scapegoat mechanism, Girard announced, is the very founda- tion of all cultural life because...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 269–272.
Published: 01 January 2002
... The Counterfeiters, Mechanic Muse, Bucky, Chuck Jones, and The Pound Era, for which he received the Christian Gauss Award of Phi Beta Kappa. He is currently Callaway Professor of English and Franklin Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. William Kolbrener is the author of Milton’s...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 287–303.
Published: 01 April 2002
... mentor Bernard Bailyn, was that eighteenth-century Americans had conceived of constitution- 289 alism in instrumental terms—as a consciously contrived mechanism for yoking limitations on government to the will of the people in a dynamic, geographically distributed manner. American...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and philosophical knowledge, not the amoral art or mechanical skill of skill or mechanical art amoral not the knowledge, philosophical...