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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. Demonstration against the Netanyahu government's proposed demotion of the Israeli judiciary, Kaplan Street, Tel Aviv, March 2023. Photograph by Amir Goldstein. More
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
... and action; and while there are many possibilities here, in the West the only lively form of such quietism has been Christian-theological, in which political advocacy and action are, ideal-typically and sometimes actually, undertaken under the threefold assumption that: (1) advocacy of a political proposal...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Miguel Tamen Tamen's essay is one of a group of responses to Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour's article “Morality or Moralism?” which advocates our “sensitization” to nonhuman things. Tamen examines the picture of universal reciprocation that Hache and Latour propose, according to which, when I “bow...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
...,” claims that it is possible to adopt a position, a “third way,” that is neither relativist nor absolutist. He proposes that the “emergentism” of Michael Polanyi is such a third way. In response, David Bloor argues that Paksi's proposed third way is beset by profound and well-known problems of obscurity...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 41–58.
Published: 01 January 2023
... that Gaskill proposed. abl@soc.ku.dk cbruunjensen@gmail.com Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 postepistemology science studies Bruno Latour Donna Haraway Isabelle Stengers In his examination of Richard Rorty's waning influence, the literary scholar Nicholas Gaskill...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
...-relations theorist Todd Pittinsky's argument that, since tolerance is not logically the antithesis of negative feelings toward out-groups, even long-established traditions of toleration are inadequate to prevent intergroup aggression. Pittinsky proposes that tolerance be replaced, as a principle...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Library's rare and singular collections are less about the books and more about the uniqueness of the content and what it does. This essay proposes that what makes the Library vital to today's networked epistemology is the insights that its volumes provide to the varieties of human ordering, organization...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 377–380.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the hostility to Hillary Clinton's candidacy. Comparing the widespread resistance to Donald Trump's proposals in early 2017 with recent single-issue protests, the author suggests that it is a strength of the current moment that women confront a wide range of issues, from sexual harassment to gun violence...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of God’s infinite creativity is realized, and to draw out of that fullness a kind of unity that only the Spirit can devise. In contrast to the fixity of Ratzinger’s Platonic ideal of the church as Eucharistic body of Christ, the model that Bergoglio proposes is purposively unstable in pursuit of a unity...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 474–482.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... This essay proposes it is time for a similar type to emerge in poetry so that the counterproductive hostility of contemporary poets to the Symbolist tradition may subside at last. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 T. S. Eliot Susan Sontag Yuri Tynianov Valery Larbaud Léon-Paul Fargue...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., or aspects of contemporary society, and then to propose improvements. Historically, evidence suggests, efforts of this kind are (or else, become) opportunities for controversy and thus for exercise of the will to power. Social order is such that even the discussion of social order occasions conflict.” Perl...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 August 2020
... proposes that “studying Torah is sex, not like sex, but sex itself.” The story describes not sublimation of libido but its desublimation. If so, the story confronts us with an unnamed affect in ancient Jewish culture that “encompasses both the joy of sex and the joy of text.” It is not that, dourly...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 422–481.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Matthew Mutter Abstract J. M. Coetzee's trilogy of novels with Jesus in their titles, published between 2013 and 2019, has bewildered many reviewers. This essay review proposes that that bewilderment stems from a misconception of the novels’ allegorical dimension and of the possible meanings evoked...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 177–197.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and Stengers's arguments for slowing down science and learning to “compose with Gaia.” In conjunction, they generate a pattern of speculative, conceptual, practical, and political motifs for dealing with changing climates. The second half of the essay uses those insights to test a divergent series of proposals...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ingrid D. Rowland Burned at the stake for heresy in Rome in 1600, the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno was the first modern thinker to propose that the universe contained an infinite number of planetary systems revolving around individual stars. He announced his startling propositions...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 120–142.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Shlomo Dov Rosen This article argues that the religious epistemology of the rabbinic tradition, which preserves and respects multiple perspectives in intellectual debate, is best understood in comparison to the definitions of truth proposed by philosophical pragmatists, in particular William James...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 373–378.
Published: 01 September 2015
... they operate. This nexus is what the authors call the “Humanities Economy,” and in this piece they propose ways in which it can be advanced and enhanced. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 cross-sector research knowledge economy future of humanities...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 420–436.
Published: 01 September 2015
... between narcissistic injuries that are enduring and those that can be overcome, this essay proposes a reading of Hester Prynne's transformation in The Scarlet Letter as a series of recognitions informed by her emotional relations to her estranged husband, her lover, their daughter, and her fellow women...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 196–235.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Judith Beyer; Felix Girke Twenty-five years ago, drawing on her fieldwork among the Zapotec, the legal anthropologist Laura Nader proposed the term harmony ideology to characterize postcolonial systems of justice. She found outward social harmony to be the result of coercion, as people were denied...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 2016
.... By way of introducing the sixth and final installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” this essay proposes that Leigh Fermor's narrative be understood in terms of commerce, rather than consensus. It concludes by examining Ezra Pound's use of the word commerce in his poem “A Pact...