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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 439–456.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jacob Raz A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article proposes that, despite endless debates within Zen Buddhism between quietist tendencies (“sitting quietly, doing nothing”) and the instruction to act in the world (“go wash the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 164–180.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Mita Choudhury An examination of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French history indicates that the relationship between the Jesuits and Quietism was shaped by politics as well as by concerns of theological orthodoxy. During the late 1690s, the Jesuits championed François Fénelon accused of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lesley Chamberlain Although they have a religious origin, the terms quietist and quietism have generally been used in the anglophone world in the context created by the French Revolution, which made them expressions of political abuse. Examination of classic instances of their use shows that in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Andrea R. Jain; Jeffrey J. Kripal This essay is conceived as a contribution to the academic debate on the ethical status of mystical traditions with regard to Jain asceticism in particular and—through comparison of Jain with Advaita Vedanta asceticism—to ideologies of radical quietism more...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 276–284.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Anonymous Envoi This essay explores the possibilities of quietism in our time. It begins by examining briefly versions of quietism, Eastern and Western, then turns to particular works of Rilke, Kafka, and Beckett to review exigent images of quietism, variously relevant to the modern condition...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Bakhtinian apology for quietism and seeks to contribute to recent work in Common Knowledge on that subject. Bakhtin's conception of reticence is usefully understood with reference to threshold situations: in withholding a future word, a human being hovers on the borders of nonbeing and being, on the borders...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 365–372.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of things we already knew about signposts. Insofar as the point of Wittgenstein's procedure is to give philosophy peace, the label “quietism” fits. I take issue with readings of Wittgenstein's quietism that represent him as uncovering a need for positive philosophical work, but using quietism as a...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
... actions of the multitude of people. What underlies this critique of history in each case is a quietist outlook on life, a perspective from which one must abandon the assertion of the will and accept life as it is given. Tolstoy's quietism, however, is a happy quietism ; he wants his reader to joyfully...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 22–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Jeffrey M. Perl; W. Caleb McDaniel; Hanne Andrea Kraugerud; Bjørn Torgrim Ramberg; Christophe Fricker; Sidney Plotkin; Pink Dandelion; Martin Mulsow In this introduction to the fourth part of an ongoing symposium on quietism, Perl, the editor of the sponsoring journal Common Knowledge , remarks on...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Bernard Faure A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article addresses a) the extent to which the familiar term “Buddhist quietism” is legitimate, b) the use of the term by Jesuit missionaries in Asia at the time that Catholic quietism...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 95–109.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Pink Dandelion This contribution to a symposium on quietism concerns what is known as the Quietist period of Quakerism in the eighteenth century. Dandelion addresses the key question of conflict between the quietist commitment of the Quaker faithful and the commitment of many among them to...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 457–473.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Glenn Alexander Magee A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article argues that a strong strain of quietism runs through German intellectual history, from medieval mystics such as Eckhart to the main line of modern philosophers...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
...N. Verbin A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article compares the worldview of Qoheleth (Ecclesiastes) and the quietism that it presumably entails to the early Wittgenstein's worldview and his quietism. The first section of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 493–517.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Dalia Ofer A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article reflects on the challenges that understanding the Holocaust posed for Jews in Palestine and has posed for them in Israel. Ofer concentrates on the images of victims, fighters...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Elaine Pryce A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article focuses on the early-twentieth-century Quaker historian and philosopher of mysticism, Rufus Jones, who treated Quietism as in polar opposition to the work of Quakerism “here...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Amy M. King A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article explores the possibilities for quietist narrative. Since quietism suggests resistance or condescension to telos, suspense, will, and the kinds of spirituality, politics, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 January 2010
...W. Caleb McDaniel In common usage, quietism is often conflated with passivity, and pacifism is often equated with quietism. As a result, pacifism has often been confused with passivity. In the antebellum United States, John Brown and other militant abolitionists who endorsed the use of violent...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Paul J. Griffiths; G. R. Evans; Clark Davis This essay, which is the editor's introduction to part 1 of a multipart symposium on quietism, also constitutes his call for symposium papers. The symposium is meant be comprehensive. It is described as political and broadly cultural as...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 157–163.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Mita Choudhury; Lesley Chamberlain; Andrea R. Jain; Jeffrey J. Kripal This essay introduces the second installment of a symposium in Common Knowledge called “Apology for Quietism.” This introductory piece concerns the sociology of quietism and why, given the supposed quietude of...