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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 366.
Published: 01 April 2004
... with the destiny of weakening,” Vattimo identifies “event” with the kenosis of God, the incarnation, which allows religion to enter secular life and be subject to critical, though not hostile, perspectives. Richard Rorty, in these pages, once referred to religion as “a conversation-stopper,” but Vattimo views...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 483–484.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Thibault De Meyer Contrary to the “perspectivers” depicted by the printmaker, Alloa asks whether we can try to “share perspectives.” By examining that question in response to Deleuze's challenge, Alloa develops a stronger version of perspectivism. He emphasizes that any perspective...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 390–391.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Patricia Crone Renard John , Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective ( Berkeley : University of California Press , 2011 ), 344 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Amy Knight Powell, Depositions: Scenes from...
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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 (2003) 9 (1): 50–77.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Roxanne L. Euben CK 9.1-06 Euben 10/31/02 10:29 AM Page 50 A COUNTERNARRATIVE OF SHARED AMBIVALENCE Some Muslim and Western Perspectives on Science and Reason Roxanne L. Euben...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cultural models, Amerindian perspectivism holds that human and nonhuman species possess a common values system and cultural framework. While this commonality is ordinarily obscured by biologically grounded, perceptual differences, the gap in perspective may be bridged by shamans, whose gift of adopting...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 108.
Published: 01 January 2015
...John Boardman Scarre Geoffrey and Coningham Robin , eds., Appropriating the Past: Philosophical Perspectives on the Practice of Archaeology . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 ), 353 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... cosmopolitical perspective, offers grounds for questioning Rorty's utopian belief that endless conversation should lead to continual expansion of the “we” who constitute liberal society. Her idea also provides tools for engaging, in mutually respectful and sensitive encounters that reopen prospects for social...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 May 2016
...), to demonstrate the complexity of marital practices and their links to peace and war. Literary works of the age, notably Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae , offer further cultural perspectives on the nature of political marriages. Whereas short-term tactical considerations meant that marriages were...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
... doctrines), only effectiveness; and he does not need truth or justice, only subtlety. The detachment of a quietist has little, if anything, to do with transcending perspectives. Detachment is good as a means to flexibility, and instead of transcending perspectives, a sage is skilled in the quiet art...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Terry Eagleton This essay introduces a cluster of articles titled “Devalued Currency: An Elegiac Symposium on Paradigm Shifts.” Eagleton's piece addresses, from a perspective indebted to Walter Benjamin, the notion of Thomas Kuhn that “shifts” in the controlling paradigms of disciplines...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to be dubbed “China's Andrei Sakharov.” It also retells, from the perspective of an insider, the dramatic narrative of Fang's year with his wife, Li Shuxian, living in the US embassy in Beijing following the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and subsequent massacre. But the special focus of this overview...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 389–396.
Published: 01 August 2018
...—in keeping with the project’s international, interdisciplinary, and innovative working methods. This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” represents individual perspectives on a dynamic and demanding group project that the participants feel, in retrospect, had much...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Linda Safran; Adam S. Cohen This article describes two different sessions taught at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts by Linda Safran and Adam S. Cohen as part of a three-year J. Paul Getty Foundation “Connecting Art Histories” initiative titled “Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 123–125.
Published: 01 April 2019
... be invidiously set against another as in any way privileged. Questions about the epistemological status or rationality of different disciplines or areas of culture should be dismissed, he claims, as pointless. He calls this perspective “left-wing Kuhnianism” and discusses its importance for the journal Common...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 143–162.
Published: 01 April 2019
... models for later projects of scalability. This essay explores scalability projects from the perspective of an emergent “nonscalability theory” that pays attention to the mounting pile of ruins that scalability leaves behind. The article concludes that, if the world is still diverse and dynamic...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 165–168.
Published: 01 April 2019
...G. W. Bowersock; Jeffrey M. Perl This response to two academic conferences—“Local Knowledge and Microidentities,” held in England in 2004, and “Patrie d’origine et patries électives,” held in France in 2009—argues that “the idea of the local can only arise from a supralocal perspective” and, thus...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., instead regarding ideologically driven social arrangements as the result of inherently particular historical and environmental conditions. This perspective precludes rational reevaluation of a society’s status quo; if a society’s adoption of values does not depend on philosophically grounded principles...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-Christian semiotic discourses. From the perspective of contextualist scholarship, which recognizes in any temporal context a limited number of discourses available, Donne's religious poems of the period from about 1607 to 1620 register many contradictory conceptions, but contradictory only in the sense...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
... historians have recognized as available in that era. In Aemelia Lanyer's poetry, we find a resistance to established perspectives that is related to her sense that divine signification is always incomplete and that, therefore, the diffidence of female cognition is superior, when approaching religious texts...