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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 301.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Barry Allen bgallen@mcmaster.ca Gilbert Simondon , Individuation in the Light of Notions of Form and Information , trans. Taylor Adkins ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2020 ), 713 pp. Gilbert Simondon , On the Mode of Existence of Technical Objects...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 April 2018
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 41–60.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Peter Burke Abstract This essay—a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on contextualism—is concerned with the gradual rise (in Europe and then more generally in the West) of awareness of the existence of modes of thought or systems of belief that are different from those that are dominant...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 491–493.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith Latour Bruno , An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns , trans. Porter Catherine . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2013 ), 520 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 172–192.
Published: 01 January 2014
... argument is that there is a range of styles of noncoherence or “modes of syncretism.” In small case studies, the authors identify six such modes or styles, which they term denial, domestication, separation, care, conflict , and collapse . Given that consistency and coherence seem less important now than...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Colin Richmond Abstract This contribution to the final installment of the Common Knowledge symposium on contextualism is a reply to another contribution, Peter Burke's “Alternative Modes of Thought.” Or rather, this essay responds to the historians and social scientists whom Burke cites as arguing...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Leighton Hazlehurst This essay explores ways in which cultures at different levels and in different historical circumstances employ different modes of discourse to deal with conflict and with ways to resolve it. The study is based on ethnographic observations of the Tsimshian myth of Asdiwal...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
...), suggest different angles of perception, but all represent fuzzy modes, modes that would seem to have no place in science, especially in climate science, which is pressed to be ever more precise. Yet an analysis of the genealogy of these terms and, in particular, of the differential relation between...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 453–551.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and accomplished in relatively conventional or commonsensical geometric terms; and third, a non- or post-Euclidean one, in which characterization is discussed and inchoately accomplished in the terms of the “new geometries” that emerged during the nineteenth century. What taxonomy in the Aristotelian mode...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 55–61.
Published: 01 January 2014
... on perplexity and plausibility: on finding that protophilosophical experiences give rise to philosophical puzzlement, and then finding that some ways of responding to such puzzlement are more compelling than others. This philosophical mode involves the same conceptual “gestalt” that Zwicky identifies with lyric...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... simply left everything to God. This was a mode of spirituality but also a challenge to the Church and the need for its sacraments. Ecclesiastical authorities of various colors, both protestant and Roman Catholic, found this unacceptable in its earlier manifestations in the later Middle Ages and again...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 356–365.
Published: 01 August 2018
... fields in which diagrams and diagrammatic modes of thought currently play a critical role: not only art history, visual studies, and design, but also computer science, “Bildwissenschaft,” and the history of literature and science, as well as music history and composition. Each participant, including...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
... production with a creation of rapports entails a pluralization of sciences along with the pluralization of modes of concern associated with the rapport. However, resisting unilaterally imposed definitions is not enough because with the coming “knowledge economy,” the questions that this essay raises...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
... progress—from the anthropologist , charged with unraveling techno-scientific networks, to the moralist , participating in the parliament of nature, to the diplomat , negotiating the moderns’ many modes of existence. Rather than a neat blueprint for carving up the knowledge space, this essay argues, Latour...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Velcheru Narayana Rao; Sanjay Subrahmanyam The essay reflects in an elegiac mode on a now largely forgotten (or effaced) body of literature from precolonial India regarding the art and business of politics. This body, known as nīti , has classical roots in Sanskrit but came in particular...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 434–444.
Published: 01 August 2008
... that don't turn out to be the winning ones. One valuable poetic mode in this period is what we might call the fallen, or disappointed, or misdirected lyric—exemplified most notably by Matthew Prior but also created by a host of other poets (Egerton, Chudleigh, Dixon, Hill, and Swift, for example). “Lost...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is among the “softest” modes of explanation — since it consists of the unending and unlimited pursuit of the contexts in which actions, words, and processes have been situated and need to be studied — and that the more there are of these, the more meanings the actions may bear and the fewer reasons...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 518–526.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Hirokazu Miyazaki This essay is one of three responses to Casper Bruun Jensen's article “Experiments in Good Faith and Hopefulness: Toward a Postcritical Social Science,” published in the Spring 2014 issue of Common Knowledge . Jensen suggested that the postcritical mode of knowledge production...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 270–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of alterity sharpen our understanding of “the assimilation of the Other as a mode of reproduction,” they tend to obscure the whys and the hows of intra- and intercultural disagreements, as well as the nature of the resort to violence as a way of asserting one's will. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Richard Shiff Academics generate circles of thought. Their preferred modes of conceptualization—the intellectual constructions in circulation within academic discourse at a given moment—readily pass across disciplinary boundaries. During the past two centuries, philosophical critique...