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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Mikhail Epstein Duke University Press 2004 THE UNASKED QUESTION What Would Bakhtin Say? Mikhail Epstein No one has asked, but someone should answer. That Europeans who lived until recently under communist regimes have...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 549–550.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Randy Malamud Despret Vinciane , What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions? . trans. Buchanan Brett . ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2016 ), 249 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 166–167.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Marjorie Perloff Burns Edward M. , ed., Questioning Minds: The Letters of Guy Davenport and Hugh Kenner , 2 vols. ( Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint , 2018 ), 2.016 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 C O M M O N K N O W L E D G E 1 6 6 Edward M. Burns, ed., Questioning...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
... creative intellectual acts by Gilles Deleuze fail of their desired effects and yield only “a litter of baby chimeras.” Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism Chinese Comparisons and Questionable Acts Barbara Herrnstein Smith...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between conviction and skepticism (or orthodox and unorthodox views) and the question of how best to understand the phenomenon of fundamentally clashing and arguably incommensurable beliefs. These encounters and questions are usefully addressed and illuminated, Smith suggests, by constructivist...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isabelle Stengers; Jeffrey M. Perl The question of universalism versus relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always situated concern. The attempt starts from consideration...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Isabelle Stengers The question of universalism and relativism is often taken to be a matter of critical reflexivity. This article attempts to present the question instead as a matter of practical, political, and always-situated concern. The attempt starts from the consideration of modern...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Aidan O'Neill The question posed in this article is whether Catholics can fully, unreservedly, and conscientiously carry out their duties as citizens and as holders of their various public offices (legislative, judicial and executive) of the State, in accordance with the laws and constitution...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Casper Bruun Jensen In this article, an anthropologist examines the question, asked today in diverse forms by an increasing variety of actors: what is the aim or telos of the social sciences? From within the disciplinary communities of the social sciences themselves, the answers given...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Lilith Acadia In a contribution to a symposium on xenophilia, this essay — a study of Brian Friel’s 1980 play Translations — raises the question of whether all xenophilia is by nature doomed to fail. Set in Ireland in 1833, the drama centers on the tension arising from a young British lieutenant’s...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the Eucharist than to dismiss the issue as vexingly trivial in comparison with the question of whether God thinks that each or any of us adequately loves him. For the questions that concern Donne, there are no determinate answers available, and no standard vocabulary. But the poet's alternating acquiescence...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., is continuously essayed. As he writes: “The question, in other words, is [no longer] whether worldviews are commensurable. The question is whether we should do what it takes—all that it takes—to communicate and reconcile with those we fear. . . . But whoever—let us admit it—takes on the task is going to end up...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Stanley N. Katz; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay asks the question “What would it mean to be a just university?” and answers to that the question may be understood in two ways. One way to understand “just” is procedural, having to do with internal governance and ensuring that a university’s policies...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maya Jasanoff; Jeffrey M. Perl Written in an effort “to frame questions of culture and power in different terms” from those of Edward Said, this case study of Ottoman Alexandria before the French invasion in 1798 (identified by Said as the “launchpad of modern Orientalism”) reveals “lines between...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Isaiah Berlin; Jeffrey M. Perl Berlin discerns three great crises in Western political thought, each challenging one of its three primary tenets. The three tenets are (1) that questions about correct human actions are answerable, whether the answers are yet known or not; (2) that the answers...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 331–338.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Stephen Mulhall This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour, while accepting the plausibility and importance of their critique of moralism in the name of morality, identifies a number of questionable steps and assumptions in their development of it. Mulhall's response...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
... position and an older relativism, a difference that shields the former from the classic “self-refutation charge.” But this controlled asymmetry in turn raises the question of how we are to identify which visions we as anthropologists ought to take seriously and which we ought not to: where, in other words...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 394–410.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Charles M. Tung For much of the twentieth century, the discipline of literary studies has grappled with the question of how its generally sotto voce activity responds to a history that calls loudly for action. This essay treats the question of literature's quietism in relation to the problem...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 412–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Johan M. G. van der Dennen In this introduction to the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” the journal's editor questions the assumptions that underwrite standard approaches in the social sciences to the issue of how non-state, tribal...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 154–163.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Belle Randall Skeptical of the arguments put forth in Robert Duncan's long-awaited, post-humously published The H. D. Book , this review essay questions the elevation of Pre-Raphaelite, Aestheticist, and Decadent poetry that forms the basis of Duncan's revisionist canon—a revision in which Wallace...