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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 463–487.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Nancy J. Chodorow Duke University Press 2003 FROM BEHIND THE COUCH Uncertainty and Indeterminacy in Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice Nancy J. Chodorow As both a theory and a practice, psychoanalysis is directed toward self-under- standing, yet its premise is that most of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 488.
Published: 01 August 2008
...G. Thomas Tanselle Michael Hunter, Editing Early Modern Texts: An Introduction to Principles and Practice (Houndmills, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 171 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 552–553.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Philip Gossett Tymoczko Dmitri , A Geometry of Music: Harmony and Counterpoint in the Extended Common Practice ( New York : Oxford University Press , 2010 ), 480 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 501.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Josiah Ober Loren Samons II, What's Wrong with Democracy? From Athenian Practice to American Worship (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), 327 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 439–456.
Published: 01 August 2010
... dishes”), Zen has always held a nondualist approach that denies any contradiction between these seemingly distinct ways. Zen has never really seen them as distinct. The article does survey, however, several quietist sources for Zen in early Indian and Daoist thought and practice, and it also surveys the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 333.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Linda Safran Elias Jamal , Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2012 ), 404 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 167.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Alastair Hamilton Grafton Anthony Most Glenn W. , eds., Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2016 ), 388 pp. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 196–235.
Published: 01 April 2015
... communities. Demands for harmony are performatively integrated into social practices. The authors argue that, rather than searching for a scale of sociality where harmony might be “organic,” it is necessary to critically assess proclamations of and demands for harmony as means of coercion even within small...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2016) 22 (1): 140.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Ardis Butterfield Johnson Eleanor , Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed Form in Chaucer, Gower, Usk, and Hoccleve . ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2013 ), 264 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Abdulaziz Sachedina The paper undertakes to investigate the Shī`ī practice of prudential concealment ( taqīya ) as a source of both quietism and political activism. The practice functioned as a strategy of survival for the Shī `ī minority living under hostile Sunni regimes. Although Sunni...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 64–70.
Published: 01 January 2011
...-participant, this comment relates Stengers's argument to Verran's own work in contexts where the epistemic practices of science are challenged—in science lessons in Nigeria (case 1) and in episodes where environmental scientists try to work with Aboriginal Australian landowners (case 2). Drawing inspiration...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 111–116.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Annemarie Mol This piece is a response to Marilyn Strathern's article, “Binary License,” in the Common Knowledge symposium on “comparative relativism.” Arguing that, across noncoherent practices, there is room for different natures, the essay suggests that modes of relating (the briefly invoked...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 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 (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Wayne Andersen This review essay emphasizes the distinction between academic art history, based ultimately on the model of scientific research, and the sort that Roberto Calasso practices in his 2009 study Tiepolo in Pink . It is difficult to locate the book's genre, and the reviewer rejects...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 325–344.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Renato Sztutman This article is a belated contribution to a Common Knowledge symposium on the “unanticipated conceptual practice” of “anthropological philosophy.” The basic argument is that the groundwork for this emerging approach, associated foremost with Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's book...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
...G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where nothing mattered; particularities of Christian belief and practice, pleasures of the senses, personal desires, all vanished in the utter self-abandonment of the soul in the presence of God. The “resigned” soul...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Richard H. Davis Thoreau was likely the first American to entertain seriously the possibility of identifying himself as a yogi. “Depend upon it that rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully,” he wrote to his friend Harrison Blake in 1849: “To some extent, and at rare...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... yoga is an essentially Hindu practice, making their case by appealing to the Yoga Sutras, a text by the Sanskrit author Patanjali. However, on closer examination, the Yoga Sutras seem to exist in a fuzzy, indeterminate space that is not quite “Hindu” in the way the word is understood today. For...