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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
... who subscribed to the polis -centered point of view and regarded possible precursors of the transition as their philosophical opponents. Greek philosophy the Greek polis Cynicism Epicureanism Stoicism Copyright © 1998 Isaiah Berlin 1998 ...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 257–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Danielle Allen Jan Zwicky's fertile essays expose by contrast the aridity of much contemporary writing about the point of humanistic endeavor and intellectual life. Thinking, in her account, is importantly the work of imagination. The more common focus on critical thinking, in arguments on behalf...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 97–153.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and participation in the combat inside southern Lebanon. The narrative follows the progress of an infantry unit from its point of entry on the Israel-Lebanese border, through the villages of Raj-A-Min, Sham'a and on to the coastal position it held until the end of the war at Ras-Bayada. The memoir draws particular...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Brit Ross Winthereik This commentary on Isabelle Stengers's article “Comparison as a Matter of Concern,” takes its entry point in a battle between comparisons: imposed comparisons, where extraneous, irrelevant criteria are laid down, and active, interested comparisons, where rapport is established...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 518–523.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on the Consequence of Blur,” published in 2011–13. He points out that there are aesthetic forms and concepts of vagueness that are related only tangentially to what analytic philosophers, in treating the “ sorites paradox” and its implications, have meant by the term, and he suggests that this book suffers...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Joseph Leo Koerner This essay finds its departure point in a title page that Aby Warburg (1866 – 1929) drafted for his lecture on the Pueblo Indians. Through the labyrinthine thought pathways evidenced by this much-amended and overwritten typescript, it explores the relation between reason...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... architecture in terms of design issues, but moreover as an actor shaping society and culture. This article concludes that Warburg's thought offers important, and thus far hardly explored, starting points for new investigations of the built classical heritage. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Indeed, the church provides a necessary check on the excesses of liberal society, particularly those of capitalism and democratic populism. Its essential point is the transcendent dimension of the human person—our connection with the divine. The pursuit of economic and political ends needs to be governed...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Lars Laird Iversen Abstract This guest column in Common Knowledge presents the concept of “communities of disagreement” to an international and interdisciplinary audience, perhaps for the first time. It takes as its starting point the contrast between agonistic and deliberative democratic theories...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 354–367.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for collaboration. Using historian Thomas Laqueur's terms necro-sociability and necronominalism as competing impulses in a seemingly intractable struggle, this essay argues that it is possible to find in Ginczanka's joyful defiance of traditional accounts of body and spirit the point of departure for a poetics...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 380–401.
Published: 01 September 2022
... this confusion and undermined his effectiveness as a philosopher and public intellectual. The focus here is on two points: first, on how, in his eagerness to shut down attempts to claim a privileged path to Reality, he gave the impression of dismissing not only hierarchies but also distinctions; and second...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 380–383.
Published: 01 August 2008
... corporately or individually, to begin everything or indeed anything again from scratch. Such presumptions are indeed present in some varieties of contemporary fanaticism, but, more to the point, it is suggested that the feeling of doing something for the first time is the oldest feeling in the world. Duke...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in the American suburbs of the 1950s, and its popular and cultural manifestations. Taking Levittown as a starting point, modernist architectural principles have since its construction radiated into the mass-housing market and materialized in housing development projects that have led to the rise of suburbia...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 September 2015
... philosophy and other cultural endeavors as forms of play, points out conceptual traps that specialists in UGS should avoid and decisions they ought to consider making. In particular, the author warns against making too much of the distinction between “games” and “play” and advises UGS practitioners...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and that, therefore, is a contribution toward a methodology of hope. This essay moreover indicates ways in which Far-Fetched Facts is linked to developments in the French pragmatist sociology of critique, which offers a compatible and, at the same time, well-established language to make similar points. This sociology...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
... sequence, continuity, and contrast from students' minds and thereby to erase history itself. The point is not that there is something wrong with dividing history into period courses—some such division is unavoidable and necessary—but that unless period courses are connected, students will come away...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 8–24.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this essay nor the symposium in which it appears advocates a simple application of conflict-prevention or -resolution mechanisms from particular cultures to other emic contexts. The point, rather, is to seek more general theoretical principles wherever they are to be found, given repeated failures...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
... bodies of thought on their own. Roberts developed concepts of consciousness and the person that exceed, in ways that this article specifies, anything that Deleuze's work can say about them and thus cast his own arguments in an unanticipated light. This essay's main point is that uncredentialed, marginal...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Adir H. Petel Mikhail Epstein's essay “Inventive Thinking in the Humanities,” also published in the January 2017 issue of Common Knowledge , argues that the humanities are in crisis because humanist academics have “turned away from human beings and focused on texts.” Expanding on this point while...