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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in psychiatric terms, then went on to elaborate metaphysical concepts to account for it. The author argues that understanding Roberts's concepts in social historical terms risks obscuring their meaning and that comparing them with the related concepts of a credentialed philosopher, in this case Gilles Deleuze...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 January 2016
...” — - - - - - - - -   © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 de Castro Eduardo Viveiros , Cannibal Metaphysics , trans., ed., and intro. Skafish Peter . ( Minneapolis, MN : Univocal , 2014 ), 229 pp. ...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 September 2016
... recent conclusion that indigenous thought should be regarded instead as metaphysical. It is not that la pensée sauvage has an implicit ontology discoverable by the human sciences but, rather, that indigenous people themselves think about metaphysical issues as such. He explains the origins...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 325–344.
Published: 01 April 2017
... of the principles (in particular, the principle of non-contradiction) that underlay early Western metaphysics. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Guarani Pierre and Hélène Clastres metaphysics cosmopolitics Eduardo Viveiros de Castro...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (2): 346.
Published: 01 April 2003
... The Metaphysical Club — too...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the author discloses the recent emergence of an unexpected cultural practice: a hybrid of anthropology and philosophy that takes metaphysics, as distinct from ontology, as both its object and its method. The distinction between metaphysics and ontology is crucial to this new “intellectual space” because...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Brook Ziporyn The article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” analyzes the metaphysical assumptions behind the valorization of “clear and distinct ideas,” apodictic knowledge, and definitiveness, and it suggests alternatives derived from...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... There is a metaphysical component as well to this argument: the xenophobe and xenophile equally presuppose that the identity principle ( a = a ) is applicable to society as well as to mathematics; both assume that each discrete social group is self-identical and differs from all other groups more or less radically...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 92–103.
Published: 01 April 2019
... involve the redirection of humanity away from its self-understanding as progressively approaching a metaphysical truth that is eternal and toward the acceptance of an already existing “polytheism of values,” where truth is a contingent and changing product of discursiveness. A society that structures its...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 422–481.
Published: 01 August 2021
... that affirms a purely immanent life. Coetzee tests this world dialogically by subjecting its self-identical “here” to the nonidentical repetitions of analogical thought, through which an “elsewhere” impinges on the “here.” The trilogy's deepest questions turn on the metaphysical scope of this “elsewhere...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 204–213.
Published: 01 April 2014
... the world more powerfully than metaphysical ideas and logical propositions. Revolutions are driven less by ideas than by philosophical wrath, exasperation with the existing order of things, and the feeling that the world is unjust. It is in this context that Epstein's essay defines the genre of lyric...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
... or the doctrine of mysticism, which we grant to be an accurate reflection of a particular kind of cosmic experience. We address ethical issues, not metaphysical ones. In our discussion of Jain asceticism, we demonstrate that the basic problem (and promise) of quietism, in almost any cultural form, is the shocking...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
...A. W. Price In one sense of the term current among analytical philosophers, the quietist _lacks skeptical doubts about the metaphysical or epistemological status of ethical judgments as a class of judgment. He may still have doubts about, say, the current state of morality. There are criteria...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 48–65.
Published: 01 January 2010
... between Rorty's own recommendation of “benign neglect” of metaphysics and his actual philosophical practice. The topic of truth actually serves Rorty's philosophical purposes well, allowing him to change the direction of conversation from a concern with the nature of concepts to a direct concern...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 399–405.
Published: 01 September 2015
... opposed to quietism are healthy but suggests that there may be goods worthier than health of human devotion. This essay concludes that the main differences between what it terms “judgmental” and “irenic” regimes are disagreements over anthropology and metaphysics. The presumptions that truths...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 399–405.
Published: 01 August 2003
... from essences and metaphysical structures, and is entrusted as such by an Other, thundering its categorical imperative, to the private individual conscience. If so—if my thesis about the meaning of our situation holds—then the developments I have been describing ought to appear as ethically positive...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 453–465.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- tainly helps in understanding Gabriel, but it is within continental metaphysics —  The author has translated and modified this text from an 2.  See Jean Wahl, The Pluralist Philosophies of England and earlier version that appeared in French in the journal Cri- America, trans. Fred Rothwell (London...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 452–463.
Published: 01 August 2002
..., though in a rather vague way, “to execute law”—to abol- ish the sacred aura, the ultimate and foundational authority, of justice. My argu- ment began with an effort to reconceive law and justice outside the metaphysical framework in which...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 527–539.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is making her metaphysical commitments explicit. commitments her metaphysical making author- this that specifying sometimes meta authorizes which observer, the infra to shifting in that to notice failed I way. first, At Infra...