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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
...S. D. Chrostowska Abstract This article begins from the assumption that what was once an integral dimension of progress—the development of literature and of art more generally—now lies outside its scope. The essay falls into three parts that juxtapose French with German intellectual history...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Lori Baker Duke University Press 2010 not for sale FICTION and poetry from The Glass Ocean A Novel in Progress Lori Baker Giorgio looks thoughtful for a moment, and then he says, Yes, this is a very good example...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 553–556.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Books of Review arecentLondon In (Cambridge, MA:Harvard University Press, 2010),344pp. ofLiberty Age inthe andConvicts Nobles Kirsten McKenzie, Progress: ASwindler’s doi The Ends of Life of TheEnds recentbook, most how). poignantly, but (and weforms” wonder, briefly usually apattern...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 40–85.
Published: 01 January 2021
... with “progressive” or “countercultural” inclinations, especially those with strong environmental concerns and those interested in new forms of community and spirituality. For such Jews, Native Americans serve as mirror, prod, role model, projection, and fictive kin. They are regarded as having a holistic...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... narratives of history. His sense of “entranced waiting” flirts with an anarchic potentiality that he must reject in order to call for social solidarity and progressive action against slavery. In “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Melville takes the radical outsidedness of self-reliance to its conclusion...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2016
... philosophical double (as Heidegger did). Inattentive to anything outside the circle, we imagine our intellectual progress, for circularity is self-confirming. Our illusory progress accompanies a spotty record of predicting actual change. With respect to where our philosophical concepts of change have led us...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
... progress—from the anthropologist , charged with unraveling techno-scientific networks, to the moralist , participating in the parliament of nature, to the diplomat , negotiating the moderns’ many modes of existence. Rather than a neat blueprint for carving up the knowledge space, this essay argues, Latour...
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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 (2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
... with women's issues, hoping that the progress made earlier will continue but predicting an uphill battle. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Women's March January 2017 female expertise political activism 2017 women's movements anti-Trump protests...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and Jews, during the years 1100–1400, shared a single “religious culture.” The editor replies by showing how the three monotheisms share a religious culture even today in Jerusalem and the Holy Land and that they are developing one as well elsewhere in the world. The author describes the progress toward...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... progress is noncumulative, the arts and humanities (unlike the sciences) must deal with the ideas of (and the evidence for) “Renaissance” and “renascence,” “resistance” and “reaction.” A poet such as Malory may achieve a permanent place in literary history and on required-reading lists by resisting a shift...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relativism with neo-Darwinist materialism in order to differentiate his own kind of relativism from the irrealist kind, which denies scientific progress. Paksi argues as well that third ways between idealism and materialism are available—for example, the emergentism of Michael Polanyi—but his main claim...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
... that the genre of rabbinic debate—rather than the specific content of rabbinic statements—can be understood as peaceful. The study of halakhic literature, which is generally understood either as designed to clarify and quantify explicit legal demands or as a setting for pluralistic and progressive legal debate...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
....” Schopenhauer does indeed say much the same thing as Tolstoy says in his epilogue and elsewhere about history and the will. Each of these authors argues that history is not progressing and that it is not governed by the actions of individual political or military leaders alone, but by the infinitely many...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Caroline Walker Bynum In this guest column, the medieval historian Caroline Walker Bynum uses her recent experiences as a hospital volunteer advocate for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in New York City to meditate on the progressive politics of her younger days in the 1960s, on her...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 92–103.
Published: 01 April 2019
... involve the redirection of humanity away from its self-understanding as progressively approaching a metaphysical truth that is eternal and toward the acceptance of an already existing “polytheism of values,” where truth is a contingent and changing product of discursiveness. A society that structures its...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 167–170.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Inga Clendinnen; Jeffrey M. Perl Contrasting its author’s microhistorical approach with other historical methodologies, especially that of Keith Thomas, Clendinnen praises Kirsten McKenzie’s A Swindler’s Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 501–524.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of, on the one hand, the investments of the progressive Russian intelligentsia in atonement for anti-Semitic policies and social violence, and, on the other, Jewish assimilation to Russian cultural life led to an identification of Jews with revolutionary and anti-tsarist culture. Among the figures treated here...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 496–515.
Published: 01 August 2002
... that (like Marxist historical determinism) are rooted in the European Enlightenment’s faith that humanity is progressing toward a single form of society in which rationality and justice will be optimally combined.3 Some Americans believe this goal to be close...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
... with progressing animals” creatures sedentary regarded if as but moving are things, not are They moving or even self-contradictorily, “do move, but move in a manner contrary to nature. dowhen one legs. offtheir cuts . . Nowmolluscs,” adds Aristotle paradoxically beall treated “as mutilated...