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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 522–526.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Miguel Tamen Duke University Press 2005 ARTICLES: Reading and Writing the Self THE SORT OF PERSON WE ALL ARE Miguel Tamen The sort of person we are is something that is ultimately not up to any of us to decide. Should it be so, we...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 502–513.
Published: 01 August 2005
...Walter L. Reed; Marshall P. Duke Duke University Press 2005 ARTICLES: Reading and Writing the Self PERSONALITIES AS DRAMATIS PERSONAE An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Self as Author Walter L. Reed and Marshall P. Duke...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 August 2013
...William M. Chace Groden Michael , Ulysses in Focus: Genetic, Textual, and Personal Views ( Gainesville : University Press of Florida , 2010 ), 245 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 80–86.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Gordon Marino Duke University Press 2007 S y m p o s i u m : U n s o c i a l T h o u g h t , U n c o m m o n L i v e s , Pa r t 3 NOTHING PERSONAL Kierkegaard’s Generous Self-Absorption Gordon Marino Nothing personal tempts me...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Ana Almeida In this guest column, the author argues against Wittgenstein's aphorism that the human body is the best picture of the human soul. Such a picture, she shows, would have to include all that a person is, in some sense, inseparable from. Drawing from Plato's analogy between city and soul...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Matthew A. Taylor Written exclusively in the third-person by a narrator who repeatedly refers to “Henry Adams” as “passive,” “submissive,” and “a helpless victim” in relation to the “forces” in the world that form him, The Education of Henry Adams attenuates both author and subject by valuing...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 237–256.
Published: 01 April 2013
... examined — which may be called “intellectualist” — share two features: they originate in skeptical doubt about whether what appears to be rational activity really is, and they ascribe knowledge of the norms of her activity to the person doing it. Given their first feature, intellectualist accounts seek...
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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 (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., whether in the academic or the political realm, is to persuade the person or people addressed to adopt a particular course of action. The concept of frank speaking, or parrhesia , first appeared among the Greeks as a political virtue, one exercised among free men in the public assembly for the common good...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 437–450.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nancy Scheper-Hughes As a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on the resolution and prevention of enmity, this article concerns how enmity deforms social as well as individual personality. Societies need time and must exert significant effort, much of it intellectual, in order...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lynn Hunt This essay—a contribution to “Inside the Humanities Classroom,” a seriatim symposium in Common Knowledge —is a first-person account of the development and teaching of an online version of a UCLA course on the history of Western civilization (1715 to the present). The author finds...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 January 2011
... license to talk about concepts through persons, and begins by asking how Papua New Guineans who come together in a city compare themselves, and in contrast to ethnic comparisons elsewhere (e.g., contra Sarah Green's Balkan interactions). In talking about persons through concepts, it is worth asking what...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 256–276.
Published: 01 May 2016
... such arrangements wholesale, he suggests that their success is highly subject to fortune. La Princesse de Clèves owes much to Saint-Réal's portrayal of the personal costs of marriages of state, as well as to Madame de La Fayette's own observations of the French and Savoyard courts. Although her focus...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 277–283.
Published: 01 May 2016
... suggests an alternative form of storytelling that fosters peace and humane values. No matter how original and authentic our own life stories may seem to us, we rarely are able to break away from a master narrative that sets the frame in which our personal stories are shaped and interpreted. Our economic...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and cultural climate. They conclude that the language of personal rights and the demand for self-protection tend to come at the expense of teaching and learning alike. Symposium: In the Humanities Classroom THE WRONG WORDS IN THE WRONG TIMES Ramona Naddaff...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham This memorial tribute reflects on the personal and intellectual qualities of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941–2007), who was the author's teacher. Higginbotham says that her first impressions of Fox-Genovese, formed in a graduate seminar in European history at the University...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
... are ultimately important and which are not, because we cannot say which mutations will result in major developments to come. No work or person is important or peripheral in itself or himself; it is the critic and historian who render them so. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 DEVALUED CURRENCY Elegiac...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 96–110.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Michael D. Jackson This memoiristic essay is a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Fuzzy Studies: On the consequence of blur.” While probing his personal memories and making a case for devaluing our intellectual constructs, the author, an anthropologist, examines paintings...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 390–398.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Paul Rollert This essay, one of three guest columns in Common Knowledge on “Economy and Humanity,” discusses Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography in the context of modern business education. In particular, it examines Franklin's “thirteen virtues” for personal success and the reaction to them...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 399–405.
Published: 01 September 2015
... expressed caveats about how justice and truth must take precedence over peace, how recovery from ill treatment may be impossible, how quietism is not a moral option, and how realism demands a national policy and a personal strategy of, at best, contingent forgiveness. He concedes that the attitudes of those...