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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 208–219.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Miguel Tamen People who talk about interpretation often suggest that what is interpreted must offer some kind of resistance, in quasiphysical terms. The physics entailed by such suggestions is never fully specified, and for a good reason: it is purely nonexistent. This essay presents arguments...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 578.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Clark Davis Quashie Kevin , The Sovereignty of Quiet: Beyond Resistance in Black Culture ( New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press , 2012 ), 204 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS...
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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 (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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... He simultaneously resists, however, the conservative tendencies of the communitarians, particularly their dismissal of ethically motivated social critique. Grounded in the late philosophy of Wittgenstein, communitarians reject foundationalism, the notion that beliefs can be philosophically justified...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 176–191.
Published: 01 April 2019
... production with a creation of rapports entails a pluralization of sciences along with the pluralization of modes of concern associated with the rapport. However, resisting unilaterally imposed definitions is not enough because with the coming “knowledge economy,” the questions that this essay raises...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Jeffrey M. Perl In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge offers excerpts from his two-year correspondence with a reader in Hong Kong, who was drawn to arguments made in the journal about maintaining “quietism and resistance in the face of vile behavior.” In the summer and fall of 2019, during...
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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 (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
... historians have recognized as available in that era. In Aemelia Lanyer's poetry, we find a resistance to established perspectives that is related to her sense that divine signification is always incomplete and that, therefore, the diffidence of female cognition is superior, when approaching religious texts...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 223–232.
Published: 01 April 2010
... principles one way or the other—in resisting despotism, however quietly, More did serious harm to his wife and daughter, to the European humanist movement, and to the cause of English Catholics. Duke University Press 2010 APOLOGY FOR QUIETISM A Sotto Voce Symposium Part 5 Jeffrey M. Perl...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
... been viewed consistently in the esoteric philosophical tradition as weak and resistant, if not hostile, to philosophical thought. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Colloquium: Lyric Philosophy, Exempla and Responsa LADY ORACLE Engagements with Jan Zwicky’s Lyric...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Julia Kristeva This guest column suggests that we should follow Hannah Arendt in resisting the urge to expound doctrines or systems and, instead, should disclose the processes of our thought as they are “in motion.” While we should not hesitate to express judgments, our aim in intellectual work...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 528–537.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Sanford F. Schram James C. Scott’s book The Art of Not Being Governed is offered, in this essay review, as the latest evidence of the high value of Scott’s transdisciplinary research into how ordinary people resist state power. Scott’s critics have found his work methodologically deficient...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Michael Seidman According to James C. Scott, in The Art of Not Being Governed , the resistance of Southeast Asian “hill peoples” to state subordination manifested itself in their deliberate abandonment of both sedentary agriculture and literacy. He argues that “tribality” (group-generated state...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... for remaining silent and not stepping into the world in speech: in reticence, the human being avoids both judgment and being judged, eludes the risk of the addressee's absence or unreliability, and resists the finality of utterance that shares in the finality of death. This essay makes a case for a Bakhtinian...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 506–517.
Published: 01 August 2013
... in northwest India. This transfer of technology and expertise took place even though Islam is (thought of as) fiercely resistant to alien religious influence. Religious pluralism appears to have been at work when creedal specifics were left blurry, vague, and unstipulated. © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 January 2014
... tampering with set scholarly forms should be regarded as a serious business (Marcus) or as a matter of fun (Kenner). Philosophically, this note explains, the journal takes exception to distinctions of the form-versus-content variety — a resistance that stems from desire for peaceful transactions...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
... work of other subjective human beings makes very limited sense. Avenues of resistance to impersonal criticism have emerged from time to time, and this essay explores several, including those of Susan Sontag, Stanley Fish, Jane Tompkins, Rivka Eifermann, Harold Bloom, and Stephen Greenblatt. None...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 48–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... of rapports entails a pluralization of sciences along with the pluralization of modes of concern associated with the rapport. However, resisting unilaterally imposed definitions is not enough, since with the coming “knowledge economy” the questions that this article raises will soon be part of a romantic past...