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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 428.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Greil Marcus; Jeffrey M. Perl Cohn Norman , Cosmos, Chaos and the World to Come: The Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith ( New Haven : Yale University Press , 1993 ), 271 pp. Copyright © 2019 Duke University Press 2019 ...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Velcheru Narayana Rao; Sanjay Subrahmanyam The essay reflects in an elegiac mode on a now largely forgotten (or effaced) body of literature from precolonial India regarding the art and business of politics. This body, known as nīti , has classical roots in Sanskrit but came in particular...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Roger Cardinal Etchegaray; Translated by Mei Lin Chang; Jeffrey M. Perl Cardinal Etchegaray argues here that the dialogue between church and state, with both parties rooted in sometimes conflicting absolute claims and values, has become more recently a wider-ranging dialogue between the church...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 292–320.
Published: 01 April 2019
... was the transition toward focus on the individual fostered by the Cynics, Epicureans, and Stoics. The suddenness and irruptive nature of this transition cannot be satisfactorily understood as a reflection of political changes alone, but its deeper roots are obscured by the dominance of Plato, Aristotle, and others...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., Albera undertakes an archaeology of the intellectual tools that produced the unstable antinomy of the terms xenophilia and xenophobia . Despite the appearance of antiquity conferred by the Greek roots of both terms, they are the product of a fairly recent and quintessentially modern dynamic...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 January 2021
... approach misses is that even the religious discourses of the period were tied to a long and in no way local epistemological debate about signs and their meaning, whose roots are to be found in Greek and Latin rhetorical theory. This first installment of “Tokens of Love” commences a discussion of the role...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 262–279.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and thus that German Romanticism, heavily indebted to Bodmer's poetics, had roots in rationalist philosophy. The essay's third part discusses ideas of literary progress in the writings of the early Romantics J. G. Herder and Friedrich Schlegel. As these discussions show, the conception of general progress...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
...,” and reflects the way that Latin speakers viewed early Christianity as a phenomenon of the countryside, much as the English heathen , or German Heide , derives from a root meaning “heath.” Greek-speaking Christians, by contrast, used a variety of terms, but their favored one was Hellene , which reflected...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 518–529.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Daniel J. Sharfstein Beginning with the assumption that race is a conceptual blur, this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” argues that race conflates what is plain to see with something that is invisible. Race roots today's policy decisions in a remote and often imagined...
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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 (2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the caliphate, mixing with the Zoroastrian, Christian, and Manichaean truths already rooted there. Crone bleeds the categories of “Islamic” and “pre-Islamic” into each other, and thus her history is composed less of blocks of time and well-defined identities than of mutable compounds of belief and usage...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 321–334.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of the dancer as a danced possibility. That is to say, some form of cognitive mapping takes the place of the idea of notation and takes root in the dancer's mind and body (if not on paper). Literal notation is not just secondary but tertiary with respect to this sense of scoring, which appears to preexist...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 399–405.
Published: 01 September 2015
... by Peace, the spokesperson of Erasmus in his Querela Pacis (1521), that the desire to impute and avenge wrongs against oneself is insatiable and at the root of both individual and social enmities. He notes that, in a symposium about how to resolve and prevent enmity, most contributions have to date...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Richard Ned Lebow This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” argues that the drive for self-esteem, achieved by gaining honor or standing, has been a root cause of violent conflict and war throughout history and that peace-making that does not take account of what...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... by formulating them in terms of the “right” rather than the “good.” Further, the essay shows how the German word Pflicht , central to Kant's ethics, does not correspond in meaning to the English word duty , whose cultural roots lie in English Puritanism. More generally, the argument is that, ultimately, “common...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
... to perceive significant analogies between ourselves and other beings, which is the root of injustice. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Colloquium: Lyric Philosophy, Exempla and Responsa IMAGINATION AND THE GOOD LIFE Jan Zwicky I. Thinking...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 316–318.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the Nobel Prize for Literature; in 1995 the same honor was bestowed on Heaney. The two poets, one a Protestant whose writing was rooted in a primarily Catholic nation and the other a Roman Catholic whose roots lay in a part of Ireland dominated by Protestants, together defined the world of Irish poetry...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 178–187.
Published: 01 January 2002
... was born comparative, while in the same era history, ambitious to qualify as a science, emphasized its deeply national and territorial roots, and asserted the incomparability of cultural histories. As I have already noted, history in the sixteenth century excluded no human...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 172–173.
Published: 01 January 2018
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 171–177.
Published: 01 May 2016
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