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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 51–64.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Ardis Butterfield This article on fuzziness in medieval language use is the second part of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur.” Each part corresponds broadly to Clifford Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 254–302.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Noa Halevy This article is the first installment of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia. The series of three examines the ways in which Anglo-American writers, from the mid-nineteenth until the late twentieth century, turned to Russian literature and literary...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 404–439.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Noa Halevy This second installment in a chronologically arranged, three-part sequence continues the author's examination of Anglo-American literati who, in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, turned — in acts of combined xenophilia and xenophobia — to Russian literature and literary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 90–125.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Noa Halevy This third installment in a chronologically arranged, three-part sequence concludes the author’s examination of Anglo-American literati who, in the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries, turned—in acts of combined xenophilia and xenophobia—to Russian literature and literary theory in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
.... This article is the first of a three-part contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on “blur,” each part corresponding broadly to Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and “imaginative forms” (“life...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 446–473.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Ardis Butterfield This is the final part of a three-part essay on fuzziness in medieval literary language. Each part corresponds broadly to Clifford Geertz's trifold instances of blur as involving “face-to-face interaction” (“life as game”), “collective intensities” (“life as stage”), and...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Natalie Zemon Davis; Barry Allen In this introduction to Part 1 of the Common Knowledge symposium, “Fuzzy Studies,” the journal's editor discusses four essays from the 1980s by Richard Rorty, in which Rorty chose to associate himself with various neopragmatists, Continental...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
... current doubts about the efficacy of political action, and on the virtue of silent listening. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 the sixties volunteer advocacy sexual assault domestic violence listening COLUMNS PART...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 104.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Michael P. Kramer Roy Olivier , Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways , trans. Schwartz Ros . ( London : Hurst , 2010 ), 259 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 LITTLE REVIEWS Olivier Roy, Holy Ignorance: When Religion and...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2007) 13 (2-3): 211–213.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Stephen Greenblatt Duke University Press 2007 C O L U M N S THE CROWD PARTS Stephen Greenblatt Clifford Geertz told me a story once, many years ago, that has stayed with me. He was doing fieldwork in Bali, in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 10–18.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Sara Forsdyke; Colin Davis; Richard Ned Lebow; Yvonne Friedman In this introduction to part 2 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” the journal's editor reflects on the difference between the contributions to parts 1 and 2. Whereas the first installment...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... yoga, whose macrohistory comprises a global case of xenophilia, beginning with Vivekananda's address at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago and still ongoing today. Before that watershed speech in 1893, however, indigenous scholars were translating Sanskrit texts into Bengali as part of an...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 214–222.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Garry L. Hagberg As part of a Common Knowledge colloquium on “lyric philosophy,” this essay considers (a) some of the connections between linguistic and nonlinguistic meaning (and the nature of that distinction), (b) the connection between linguistic meaning and what Wittgenstein called aspect...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Walzer's theory in light of some of the arguments made by “commonsense” moral philosophy, such as those of Irving Howe, John Rawls, Theodor Adorno, and Leo Strauss. Cohen defines Walzer's theory as part of a social democratic approach that also can serve in part as an antidote to intellectual hubris...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 223–232.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Colin Richmond; Abdulaziz Sachedina; Branka Arsić; Anonymous Envoi In the place of an introduction to part 5 of the Common Knowledge symposium on forms of quietism, the journal's editor and one of its longtime columnists discuss, in dialogue format, the case of Thomas More. Could...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 247–275.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Branka Arsić This article is a contribution to the fifth part of the Common Knowledge symposium on forms of quietism. Responding to a sense that prior installments of the symposium had overlooked the phenomenology of quietism, of patient suffering, the essay details the daily life of Mary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
...David S. Katz This contribution to part 4 of the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur” shows how the reputedly radical position that history is not about eternal truths but about the creative construction of a convincing narrative of past events is not an argument...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
....” This article concludes by asking and in part answering what the world looks like, what sort of human cognition and activity is most appropriate, in the absence of clear purposes, definite knowledge, and unambiguous facts. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 331–338.
Published: 01 April 2010
... questions an ambiguity in their specifications of what morality and moralism are—an unexplained tendency on their part to occlude distinctively nonhuman animal life in favor of the inanimate when advocating a concern for the nonhuman, and what appears to be a misreading of Michel Serres. Duke University...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., dromenon covers law, social institutions, folklore, and customs, among which Warburg located politics. This essay is in large part a reflection on what Warburg understood by politics and its inherent conflict with libraries. For Warburg, both politics and libraries were ways of managing time; and the basic...