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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
...W. Caleb McDaniel In common usage, quietism is often conflated with passivity, and pacifism is often equated with quietism. As a result, pacifism has often been confused with passivity. In the antebellum United States, John Brown and other militant abolitionists who endorsed the use of violent...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
... quality, critics often assume responsibility for explaining what a given work means. Because paintings and sculptures are less precisely codified, less articulate, than verbalized communications, they may seem to require verbal translation. Yet some artists and critics have warned that the advantageous...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
... empowered and powerless, even East and West,” blurred or erased by “cosmopolitan mixing. . . . So much attention is paid to the way that empires divide people against each other that it is easy to forget how empires have also brought populations together, forcibly at times, yet often with enduring effects...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 251–260.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Benoît Fliche Exopraxis—a term for religious practices in places of worship associated with a religion not one’s own—is often associated with heteropraxis , a term for unorthodox religious practices. Heteropraxes, which may be shared by members of more than one religion, can diverge so widely from...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Patrice Maniglier Structuralism is often associated with a program, in keeping with the Durkheimian tradition, of reducing social norms to a kind of causality. On this reading, Émile Durkheim's collective representations became, in Claude Lévi-Strauss' work, cognitive or logical constraints. If so...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Lindsay Diggelmann As is well known, marriage was frequently employed as an instrument of diplomatic policy in premodern Europe. Dynastic leaders used the marriages of their own family members to create or confirm alliances with other ruling houses. Peace was often the aim and the outcome...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Greek creation, inherited by modern Europe. He argued that it was as much Mesopotamian as Greek in origin, as at home in the Islamic as in the European world, and as often irrational as rational in its content — and on the basis of this rich vision he devised brilliant new interpretations of medieval...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Émilie Hache; Bruno Latour The field of “science studies” has often been suspected of dubious moral grounds because of its intensive concern with nonhumans; the accusation is made by those who use a roughly Kantian definition of what it is to occupy the moral high ground. By evaluating four...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 200–203.
Published: 01 April 2019
...” a work of importance to herself that she had visited often at its home in Berlin. “The medieval people I study,” she writes, “‘saw things’, as my students put it. And those same students frequently ask me what I think they saw.” Bynum then proceeds to explicate Augustine’s three categories of vision...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 126–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... study is of the Lille laboratory where, in 1858, Pasteur identified a yeast responsible for lactic fermentation. Even as Pasteur acted to cause the yeast to emerge, he felt—in a way that practicing scientists often attest—that he was “led” to do so by the propensity of things. Whitehead enables us...
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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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and a pluralist, relativist liberal society. The very definition of “liberal society” is open to argument, and the church may find elements to commend or oppose in any given definition. Since the nineteenth century the church has often found itself in opposition to various ideas of “liberty,” especially those...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 45–50.
Published: 01 April 2019
... postulated relations do not hold. Exercises in “self-subversion,” while often experienced at first as traumatic, are eventually, as Hirschman’s own career attests, “rewarding and enriching.” Copyright © 1994 1994 self-critique skepticism political economy ...
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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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isabelle Stengers; Jeffrey M. Perl The question of universalism versus relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always situated concern. The attempt starts from consideration...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2020
... with their illegimate children Eros and Phobos (or philia and phobia ), are given comical and often vulgar treatment by artists ranging from Botticelli and Mantegna, in the fifteenth century; to Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto, in the sixteenth; to Rubens, Jan Bruegel the Elder, and Poussin, in the seventeenth...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 230–250.
Published: 01 April 2020
... quite different intellectual contexts: anthropology and literary studies. The proliferation of Latour figurations is shown to be a consequence of interactions between, on the one hand, existing disciplinary constellations of ideas, concerns, and practices, and, on the other hand, his own often ambiguous...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 86–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
... Indian masters, both Hindu and Muslim, and concluded that it is the shared concept of a “sound-god” that brings them together on stage in peaceful celebration with audiences from religious communities often at odds. The author’s training in ethnomusicology began in India in 1992, immediately after...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Clark Davis In his meditation on Emerson's self-reliance, George Kateb argues that Emerson's entrance into antislavery politics, particularly his calls for collective mobilization, constitutes a “deviation from his theory of self-reliance, not its transformation.” Though Emerson often imagines...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to reproductive choice to immigration restriction. She also argues that a pernicious and often unrecognized denigration of female voices and female expertise forms an undercurrent of contemporary political debate that needs to be much more widely resisted. She writes out of forty years of personal experience...