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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 19–56.
Published: 01 January 2017
... concentrating on a single humanities field, literary studies, this response to Epstein makes the case that fear and awe of the sciences have resulted in the exclusion of subjectivity from literary criticism, even though regarding the critic as anything but a subjective human being responding to the creative...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 247–275.
Published: 01 April 2010
... demonstrated by her resilience that quietist strategies can result in kinds of triumph. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 5 MARY ROWLANDSON AND THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF PATIENT SUFFERING Branka Arsic´ John Williams’s Redeemed...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
... are ultimately important and which are not, because we cannot say which mutations will result in major developments to come. No work or person is important or peripheral in itself or himself; it is the critic and historian who render them so. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 DEVALUED CURRENCY Elegiac...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Glenn Holland Speaking freely is considered an essential component of academic freedom and freedom of inquiry. Unfortunately, historically as well as currently, the right to speak freely has often resulted in polemics and disputes between scholars. But the entire purpose of frankness in speech...
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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 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is probably less the result of an applied pacifist ideology—that is, rejection of war as the socius 's generative matrix—than the effect of a specific conception of knowledge. It is through the Xinguans' refusal of the idea of singular truth, rather than through their rejection of war, that their logic...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 92–103.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Gianni Vattimo; Santiago Zabala; Translated by Yaakov Mascetti; Jeffrey M. Perl In this interview Vattimo discusses with Zabala the possibility of a nihilist philosophy of law as an alternative to the idea of justice and the violence that predictably results from it. To make this substitution would...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 104–121.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that keeps violence there under control is probably less the result of an applied pacifist ideology—that is, rejection of war as the socius ’s generative matrix—than the effect of a specific conception of knowledge. It is through the Xinguans’ refusal of the idea of singular truth, rather than through...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 346–347.
Published: 01 April 2019
... first twenty-five years. Kermode had called for papers in the journal’s inaugural issue (1:1 [Spring 1992]: 5–6) on “the question of value” and was to a degree disappointed with the results. He had wanted the ensuing symposium to treat and even focus on axiology in the arts, but the papers answering his...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 278–284.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Hugh Kenner; Jeffrey M. Perl In this essay Kenner meditates on the past, present, and future of university publishers and scholarly publishing. He reflects in particular on the financial pressures resulting from changes in tax laws that have contributed to the decline of the scholarly monograph...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., instead regarding ideologically driven social arrangements as the result of inherently particular historical and environmental conditions. This perspective precludes rational reevaluation of a society’s status quo; if a society’s adoption of values does not depend on philosophically grounded principles...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 525–552.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of his Party of Social Democracy during the first half of the 1990s. The essay critiques the course of events and laments the faltering pace of both economic and political reform resulting from the stagnant Romanian political situation and the persistence of former communist leaders in government...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 308–332.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Christians in Cappadocia. These testimonies, taken from Orthodox Christians who lived in Turkey prior to the exchange of populations between Turkey and Greece in 1923, help us to understand how the sharing of religious calendars resulted in feelings of belonging to a single collectivity. Common Knowledge 26...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., this full-length monograph, serialized in installments, argues that the contextualist focus on a single and time-limited “epistemic field” has resulted in a less than adequately ramified understanding of the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton. What the contextualist...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 January 2014
... as if a parable, and while its moral goes unstated, the reader's attention is drawn to the unsettled question of whether James exerted maximal effort for minimal results, or whether he knew something about the value of freshness undreamed of by those more patient and dignified in pursuing their desires. © 2013...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 13–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
... for alleged relativists because relativism-refuters commonly deploy and depend on the very concepts (e.g., truth and reason ) and relations (e.g., between what are referred to as facts and evidence ) that are at issue. The result is circular argumentation, intellectual nonengagement, and perfect deadlock...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 117–122.
Published: 01 January 2011
... usually been concerned. The two forms of ethnicity are equally relative, in that a given group's self-understanding and self-designation are in both cases the result of its relations with other groups. However, ethnically extensive relations of the standard anthropological variety involve symbolic...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
... of the halakha built upon partial and limited evaluations of the law's truth-claims. It argues that rabbinic debating generates multiple understandings for every detail of the law that entangle and conceal any ultimate sense of the law from view. The result is a legal system that is modest about its conclusions...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 324–330.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and always to honor the constitutional and legal processes which result in, albeit imperfect, decision making. Although a very thin form of consensus, it is suggested that such an approach is the sine qua non for any polity aspiring to the condition and ideal of democracy to be able to function...
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Common Knowledge (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...