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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 August 2020
... falling in love with an Irish-speaker while he is in her country to translate Irish place-names into English for an imperial cartographic survey. While the lieutenant is referred to in the play as a Hibernophile, the essay interprets his love as xenophilic: love for the foreignness rather than...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and mania in Warburg's thought specifically and in humanistic scholarship more generally. Composed in 1923 while Warburg was committed to the Bellevue mental sanatorium in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, the title page, and the lecture that it attempts to name, belong to their author's profound and influential...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 331–338.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Stephen Mulhall This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour, while accepting the plausibility and importance of their critique of moralism in the name of morality, identifies a number of questionable steps and assumptions in their development of it. Mulhall's response...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Orthodox, early Hasidic, Shi'ite, Jain and other Indic, Taoist, and Zen religious traditions. This introduction emphasizes the secular approaches, mostly antipolitical or postphilosophical, that wear the adjective “quietist” metaphorically, including the postmodern currents that Martha Nussbaum has named...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 204–219.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of unrestrained and incoherent sexual indulgence.” These women, however, “know what love is,” namely “the touchstone of a true or a false spirituality,” and each of them finds a means of “telling God.” Sappho Marguerite Porete Simone Weil decreation women’s spirituality Copyright © 2002 Duke...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
... nonhuman subjectivities enables them to see other species as they see themselves—namely, as humans partaking in human culture. Perspectivism influences both the practices that Amerindian peoples adopt toward nonhuman species and their attitudes toward other human groups, especially in the context...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 163–164.
Published: 01 April 2019
... remark of J. H. Elliott’s: “Something is amiss when the name of Martin Guerre threatens to become better known than that of Martin Luther.” In the present piece, Thomas writes of Ginzburg, a founder of Italian microhistory, that he is more a “European intellectual” than a “mere historian,” the difference...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
... argues, that reconstruction, after a century of unprecedented destruction, be accomplished without our succumbing to nostalgia. Efforts at reconstruction must be undertaken, as Arendt undertook them, “in light of the history of nihilism” and “in the name of sheer survival.” Kristeva joins Arendt...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 404–411.
Published: 01 August 2014
... on Nietzsche's thinking of Spencer and Malthus, Roux and Haeckel — names commonly associated with Darwin — they pay no attention to the greater impact on Nietzsche's thought of Empedocles and other ancient scientists. Nietzsche mounted a cogent condemnation of Darwin's views, moreover, on the empirical insight...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 406–419.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-47s, are allowed into Ugandan territory for pasture during drought, and some Turkana take violent advantage of this power imbalance as they leave. Paradoxically, intervention by Ugandan state institutions that, in the name of peaceful coexistence, welcome the Turkana in Uganda has led...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish This article is an ethnographic account of the speculative thought of Jane Roberts, a spirit medium or “channel,” important in New Age religion for the books that she dictated at the behest of a personality named “Seth.” At first, she tried to understand her strange subjectivity...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 453–465.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the name of indefinite inclusion. Focusing on Gabriel's recent books Why the World Does Not Exist and Fields of Sense , and with continual reference to Peter Wolfendale's work on the topic, this essay offers a broad but detailed critique of ontological liberalism, with an eye to alternatives emerging from...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Barbara Herrnstein Smith In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Comparative Relativisim,” Smith argues that relativism is a chimera, half straw man, half red herring. Over the past century, she shows, objections to the supposed position so named have typically involved either...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... deadlocks that Smith so elegantly helps put to rest (relativists vs. positivists, etc.); namely, a manner of debate in which a generalized relativity of thinking, including the relativity of that thought itself, would make a merit of academic opposition at all levels. This piece suggests, in other words...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... might be called non-identity politics. If the former amounts to an ethnic economy in which subjectivities are exchanged in a commodity-like, alienable way, then, in the latter, stereotypical naming and other seeming “ethnic” practices amount to gift-like, non-alienable insertions of selves into others...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
.... Elliott's: “Something is amiss when the name of Martin Guerre threatens to become better known than that of Martin Luther.” In the present piece, Thomas writes of Ginzburg, a founder of Italian microhistory, that he is more a “European intellectual” than a “mere historian,” the difference being...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 251–279.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Barry Allen Abstract Samuel Butler is usually remembered for Erewhon , widely considered among the best English satires. He also contributed to philosophical biology in works that collectively compose the nineteenth century's finest statement of the evolutionary argument associated with the name...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 340–347.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., anomie may well be preferable, and, in any case, may be no more than another name for quietism. Duke University Press 2009 APOLOGY FOR QUIETISM A Sotto Voce Symposium Part 3 Jeffrey M. Perl, A. W. Price, John McDowell, Matthew A. Taylor...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 309–316.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., because he did not want Oleksandr conceived by him yet Natalia wanted to bring forth a son and call him by the name Oleksandr so that he would protect her and would not be a disgrace to her and as she woke from her sleep, she did as she was commanded and did not get rid of him nor did she scrape him...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 219–251.
Published: 01 April 2006
... said, “How can you not know who you are?” She said, “Because I am neither a little girl, nor a female, nor a man, nor a woman, nor a widow, nor a virgin, nor a lord, nor a servant, nor a lackey.”  — Sayings of Meister Eckhart . . . Tell me, what is your name? He said: I am called...