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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 (2016) 22 (3): 508.
Published: 01 September 2016
...David Rosen Cunningham Philip A. , Seeking Shalom: The Journey to Right Relationship between Catholics and Jews . ( Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans , 2015 ), 288 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (1): 56–80.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Duke University Press 2005 S y m p osium: Talking Peace with God s, Part 2 THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS Prospects for Islamic Societies Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 212–213.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Stanley N. Katz Bill Ivey, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008), 342 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints’ Stories and the Western...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 366–379.
Published: 01 September 2022
... intellectual position is one which is attacked with equal vigor from the political right and the political left, then I am in good shape. . . . The left's favorite word for me is ‘complacent,’ just as the right's is ‘irresponsible.’ ” The editors of Common Knowledge , a venue that Rorty helped to found, have...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Anna Wierzbicka This essay argues that, since Kant wrote in German and since German has no word for “right” corresponding in meaning to the English word, it is a case of conceptual anglocentrism to say, as many anglophone philosophers do, that Kant reformulated the foundations of ethics...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 317–323.
Published: 01 September 2023
... to be between antipolitics and antinomianism, rather than between Left and Right politically—and the antipolitical model in Israel of a superintendent judiciary and an autonomous attorney general is arguably superior to the American prototype, even from the perspective (“all men are created equal...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., feminist to nonfeminist, and religious agnostic to devout Catholic. Higginbotham discusses political theorist C. B. McPherson's idea of “possessive individualism” and its influence on Fox-Genovese's steadfast belief that individual rights derive from society (rather than innate nature) and that the concept...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 April 2010
... ulema criticized the practice as dissimulation and, hence, morally wrong, ironically they too adopted the strategy when encountering autocratic and oppressive Sunni regimes that suffocated the right of the people to voice their demand for just treatment. The article demonstrates that the strategy...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of Fang's career is on his development as a thinker on questions of politics and human rights. Though Fang never returned to China and, while living in the United States, kept his distance from dissident movements, he continued to develop intellectually in ways that made him, in later life, China's Václav...
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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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that represent an idolatry of absolute rights that push aside Christian spiritual and moral concerns. Now that liberalism has become the pervasive model for society, the church finds it may more easily express its critique, with the aim of making society more conducive to allowing people to become fully human...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 364–377.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and from the mid-1970s until 1989 this quest for unmasking existed in tension with an ongoing desire for evasion. This tension drove the “Historians’ Debate” of those years. Since reunification in 1989, Germany’s attitude toward its past has remained ambivalent. Today a New Right calls for the self...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 88–124.
Published: 01 January 2020
... as a Jew in 1958. Rufeisen, while permitted to move to Israel to join a Carmelite monastery in Haifa, was denied the right to immediate citizenship of Israel which the Law of Return guarantees to all bona fide Jews. And this particular Soloveitchik has largely been forgotten, given the limits of Jewish...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in it the entire text of the 1984 Joint Declaration of the Chinese and British governments on the question of Hong Kong. The declaration’s guarantees of autonomy and civil rights appear in bold italics. The editor concludes by suggesting that it falls to the United Nations Security Council to enforce the terms...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 April 2015
... jurors plus the presiding god, Athena, whose twelfth vote carries slightly more weight than any of the others. The article concludes that some aspects of the procedure are exemplary, especially Athena's insistence on respecting each side's right to be heard, her sensitivity toward the grievances felt...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., chance is a better guide to our immediate intellectual and aesthetic preferences, even though it presumes no explanation of our comprehensive cultural formation. Although never right, chance has the advantage of never being wrong. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 chance contradiction...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... that what makes the Czech capital a fitting object of the surrealist imagination (and a rich source of surreal art and literature in its own right) is less the “historic charms” that so seduced Breton in 1935 than the “geographical, historical, and economic considerations” of the city's modernity that he...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
... assumed that the best descriptions of oneself are those given by oneself and, further, generally felt that allowing for the possibility that better descriptions than one's own have been produced by others is comparable to surrendering a civil right. He concludes instead that allowing for that possibility...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 269–274.
Published: 01 April 2013
... religious forms of the subcontinent. Having lived and painted in India all his life, he was forced into exile in his nineties by right-wing Hindu politicians. In London, he continued to work on a new interpretation of Indian civilization as universally relevant, in a sequence of paintings with themes from...