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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 505.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Barry Allen Adi Ophir, The Order of Evils: Toward an Ontology of Morals , trans. Rela Mazali and Havi Carel (New York: Zone Books, 2005), 699 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 463–484.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Eduardo Viveiros de Castro Duke University Press 2004 Symposium: Talking Peace with Gods, Part 1 EXCHANGING PERSPECTIVES The Transformation of Objects into Subjects in Amerindian Ontologies Eduardo Viveiros de Castro At the outset of his reply...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 453–465.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Louis Morelle Several recent philosophical projects, notably Bruno Latour's empirical meta-physics, Tristan Garcia's formal ontology, Graham Harman's object-oriented philosophy, and Markus Gabriel's new realism, have insisted there is a need for an “egalitarian” or “flat” ontology that would grant...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish; Eduardo Viveiros de Castro; Patrice Maniglier; Louis Morelle This introduction to “Anthropological Philosophy: Symposium on an Unanticipated Conceptual Practice” comprises a brief history of attitudes among anthropologists toward the philosophical field of ontology, and attitudes...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of a common practice, habit, or custom that, itself, cannot be reduced to a set of observable features but must be defined by its differential position in a system. Structural anthropology thus leads to a truly ontological problem (what is the mode of existence of “customs”?), which resonates interestingly...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish In this conversation, Brazilian anthropologist, philosopher, and political activist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro offers an overview of his thinking, both past and present. After explaining why initially he argued that ontology should be a topic of anthropologists, he discusses his more...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 422–481.
Published: 01 August 2021
... by their titles. The trilogy is the consummation of Coetzee's meditations on analogy and linguistic skepticism; on the ontological status of fictions; on the eschatological impulsion of writing; and on memory's capacity for true recognitions that have no empirical basis. The trilogy presents us with a world...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 April 2018
... is difficult but of inestimable value. Our best work is on the margins of sense. This conclusion is elaborated with a look at recent work in “philosophical anthropology” and “anthropological philosophy” associated with the so-called ontological turn in anthropology. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... metaphysically or ethically, the concomitant notion of unambiguous fact is also shaken. In the absence, even in principle, of any form of knowing, human or divine, that is unambiguous and apodictic, there is no reason to grant ontological privilege to the paradigm of “unambiguous potential objects of knowledge...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2011
... relations; these form the foundation of postdevelopment action in this part of the world and orient actors' “postures of attention” to power relations. Second, this commentary raises questions concerning arrows—archetypal of the protentive element of Amerindian “speculative ontology” and, as such, symbolic...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 163–165.
Published: 01 January 2011
... imagination of the other, on the distinction between minor and royal (or state) science, and on the precise meaning of the characterization of anthropology as a theory of the “ontological autodetermination of the world's peoples.” Duke University Press 2011...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 464–486.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Morten Axel Pedersen; Rane Willerslev As part of a Common Knowledge symposium on the “consequence of blur,” this article reassesses the anthropologist E. B. Tylor’s famous but vague concept of the animist soul as an optimal reflection of the soul’s fuzzy ontological status among animist peoples...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 235–256.
Published: 01 April 2014
... genre and its complex political evolution. Misunderstandings are compounded by Zwicky's disengagement from her contemporaries in the aleatory genre, the instability of her definitions by way of gestalt, and the impossible scale of her “ontological imperative.” In the end, Roberts is disappointed...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to ontological resonance, the attunement of things with one another, the deep analogies that constitute the underlying structure of the world. Imagination is thus fundamental to the good, or ethical, life. For its disciplined exercise relieves us of what Simone Weil calls the “Ring of Gyges”: the refusal...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 104–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
... sustaining an ontological approach that is seen by some as contributing to the risks of anthropological relativism. The comment attempts to work within the spirit of Strathern's original contribution and is concerned with how anthropological comparativism may avoid some of the pitfalls that are commonly...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of The Education is more ontological than personal, the necessary consequence of his quietistic belief in a materialist determinism so absolute as to reduce persons and history alike to “sum[s].... of the forces” of “nature.” This belief, one shared by many of his contemporaries and most fully evolved in Adams's...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 527–539.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to infra critique requires that the “good faith analyst” make her own ontological commitments explicit and accept responsibility for making judgments. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Unfinished Business WORKING WITH THOSE WHO THINK...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 270–304.
Published: 01 April 2015
...—“territoriality” and “compensation”—have structured both the violent conflicts discussed and subsequent attempts at peace restoration. The essay concludes with a brief anthropological discussion of the relationship between ontology and politics. Whereas recent theorizations of Amazonian cosmic economies...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
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