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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 347–351.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Stephen Ratcliffe Duke University Press 2004 not for sale EKPHRASTIC POEMS II From REAL Stephen Ratcliffe 3.20 Angle of shadow of the tree’s trunk slanting diagonally across sunlit plane of east-facing picket fence, web of bare branches in relation to thin blue sky...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 159–160.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Marci Shore Slavoj Žižek, Interrogating the Real , ed. Rex Butler and Scott Stephens (London: Continuum, 2005), 384 pp. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Gabriel Piterberg, An Ottoman Tragedy: History...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 256–276.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that scholars identify retrospectively as the first French novels. This essay focuses on two of the most popular and influential of these novels, César Vichard de Saint-Réal's Dom Carlos (1672) and the Countess of La Fayette's La Princesse de Clèves (1678), as responses to the devaluation of the marriage...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 April 2011
... spurious, the superstition of the modern world. They found the idea—held by economists and disciplines inspired by their models—that social processes tend to a predictable optimality absurd, both because the hallmark of real life is imperfection and because (so far as predictability is concerned) time...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that no contextualist map of religious identities allows for their miscibility or even collocation. Notoriously resistant to psychological and phenomenological interests, contextualism has no place for an early seventeenth-century Christian writer whose concern is less to join a school of thought on the Real Presence...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and symptoms of Warburg's psychosis, which uncannily prefigure real historical terrors, this article represents the lecture as (in Warburg's words) a powerful “seismograph” of the European soul. Placing us at Warburg's writing desk at the pivotal moment of the author's cure-by-writing, the title page also...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
... at the moment when European explorers were beginning to reveal the real size and complexity of earth itself (indeed, Bruno also spoke forcefully against the violence and profiteering of Spanish colonial efforts) and when natural philosophers had begun to dispute about the very structure of the universe. It may...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 356–362.
Published: 01 April 2011
... hundred percent of GDP in individual debt in 2008, the real Faustian bargain was not a “enjoy now, pay later” scheme for “glitzy, short-term junk.” The truth is much scarier, and points toward a different set of cultural and theological references than the ones Atwood investigates. The dividing line...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 April 2011
... have. This imaginary world would adopt all currently attractive ecological and friendly principles. In positing such a utopia, Atwood puts aside the admirable acuity she has when investigating the real world of literature and veers away into the world of politics, economics, and social life, where she...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
... the perception that their main opposition came from Greeks who remained faithful to their traditional culture and beliefs. Hence paganism , when used by a modern author, is implicitly one-sided and also obscures the very real gap in perception between Greek speakers and Latin speakers of antiquity. Accordingly...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., as well as the general concept of the sign, were rooted in the perception of a problem too often overlooked: that of the characterization of the data in the social and cultural sciences. Just as Saussure showed that the real problem of linguistics is not, what does it mean? but what are the units...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 518–531.
Published: 01 August 2010
... than a noble mood, too rare and abstract to be translated into real human life.” It contends that Jones's aversion to Quietist influences in Quaker history had more to do with his own personal ambivalences, his response to the violence of World War I, his modernizing agenda, and his distorted...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 269–282.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Jeffrey Kallberg When we view Chopin's later works in the context of his biography, we find a conjunction of real-life machines (trains, the telegraph), mimetic mechanical music (music boxes), and prolific textual variants. Particularly fascinating are several late pieces that feature canons...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 197–207.
Published: 01 April 2009
... realization it can occasion that the Real has absolutely nothing to do with the social or with any sort of ethical action. We argue that Jain asceticism cannot function as an adequate resource for contemporary ethics. Our normative concerns lie exclusively with the adequacy of Jain quietism in supporting...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 464–483.
Published: 01 September 2015
...), and real or imagined meetings between surviving prisoners and their former torturers or interrogators. Through a close reading of journalist Jim Lehrer's novel The Special Prisoner (2000), this essay examines the ways in which international relations inflect an imagined encounter between a surviving...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., while ontology is an unconscious possession of any people, metaphysics is a demanding speculative discipline whose becoming an object of anthropology suggests that indigenous peoples consciously deal with questions about what is real and what is not in ways so impressive and sophisticated that they can...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 235–256.
Published: 01 April 2014
... for lyric imagination, even onto- logical imagination. Lyric imagination works in particularity, image, metaphor, and is at its strongest in paradox that playfully puts thinking closer to the real. Through metaphor and paradox, one can begin to understand the ecology in which a thing (a thing-­thing...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (2-3): 337–361.
Published: 01 August 2007
... select select we which of out world real a we have nor imaginings, our add we which world real to a wenot have first directions; two in works theories, our in forget to apt are we as world, real a of development of process The “real chimeras”: tion, defending the proposition...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 525–527.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the Economics Reader than Review World Real Economics the newsletter, and (www.paecon.net) plinary dialogue.” methodsinterdisci and “expanded grounding,” “empirical distinction), value “consideration of history,”knowledge” “a new theory behavior” of human “a encouraging letter” open...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 367–373.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., and sits there eating lettuce for lunch just like any rabbit. She says it’s a diet. She does that and the hair spray for reasons that I’ll tell you later on. Basically, though, she does the hair spray to keep her hair piled on her head in a funny way. She rats it up real high and kind of lets it wing...