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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 495.
Published: 01 August 2005
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 510.
Published: 01 August 2009
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (2): 275–282.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of prewar Orientalism, especially the potent German variety that was notoriously neglected by Edward Said in his 1979 study decrying Orientalism as the handmaiden of European imperialism. But many prominent German Orientalists were also ignored in Robert Irwin's recent book-length critique of Said's...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 7–21.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... Finally, this article presents a critique of Edward Said's understanding of intellectuals in his Representations of the Intellectual . The author argues that Said's book misrepresents Turgenev's novel Fathers and Sons . Cohen suggests that there are radical differences between Said's description...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 453–551.
Published: 01 August 2020
... be unique to individuals. An obliviousness to these three discourses can limit seriously what can be said about, and what can be said on behalf of, the literary and critical texts framed in their terms and also, most importantly, what can be said about the nature of literary characters. Copyright © 2020...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Maya Jasanoff; Jeffrey M. Perl Written in an effort “to frame questions of culture and power in different terms” from those of Edward Said, this case study of Ottoman Alexandria before the French invasion in 1798 (identified by Said as the “launchpad of modern Orientalism”) reveals “lines between...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 171–175.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., for example, that van Eyck went to the village of Foots Cray to buy watercresses to use as models when painting greenery on the Ghent Altarpiece of the Mystic Lamb (which he completed in 1432). The recently erected gateway to the palace at Greenwich is said likewise to be the model for a towered gateway...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... The main difference between –phile and –phobe is the latter's relative incapacity to live with ambivalence. Given these arguments, one must expect to find negative as well as positive motives in the etiology and conduct of xenophilia—and the first installment of the Common Knowledge symposium is said...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 50–78.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of culture amounted to a great psychomachia of the astra (concepts) and the monstra (chaos), as Warburg said, the war was for him a direct test of his theory (or Kulturwissenschaft ). It should be no surprise, then, that between 1914 and 1918 he should assemble a large iconographic collection of materials...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 365–373.
Published: 01 August 2008
... they are assigned very different emphasis. Also, importantly, mollusks are said to be “mutilated,” which aligns the treatment they receive with the one Aristotle famously reserves for women. Duke University Press 2008 columns THE TROUBLE...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 440–467.
Published: 01 September 2017
... African traditions said to be of Hebrew origin. The third addresses cultural transactions between biblical model and African tradition that have favored the rationale of a common historical and theological provenance. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 African philo-Semitism African Judaism...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as well as religious, and in religious terms is said to cover not only the Catholic and Protestant quietisms (most properly so called) of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but also the proto-quietisms of the medieval Western church and reputedly quietist aspects of the Gnostic, Eastern...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
... and practices are entirely transformative not only of their futures but also of their pasts. Benjamin argued that a work of art is a set of potentials that may or may not be realized in the vicissitudes of its afterlife. The true significance of works might be said, therefore, to emerge only after some as-yet...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 457–473.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of the universal varies; sometimes it is said to be God, sometimes the moral law, and sometimes reason (whether human reason or an objective reason inherent in the nature of the world). The process of grappling with how human beings must orient themselves toward the universal very often issues in conclusions...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
... be compared with the efforts of credentialed philosophers. In this emergent conceptual practice, moreover, the work of academic philosophers is open to elaboration and correction in response to the findings of tribal and Western marginal thinkers. Among the developers of anthropological philosophy are said...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... be narrated in both “hard” and “soft” terms. The recent revisionist accounts of James II — of which Sowerby's is said in this review to be among the best — offer the king a new role at that regime's beginnings. This review concludes by arguing that the pursuit of history as it has come to be practiced...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and illustrates that idea by means of four quotations, taken from authors as different as Richard Rorty and David Schneider, Marcel Mauss and Henri Michaux. The quotations can be said to “exemplify” anthropology in terms that are interestingly (and diversely) restrictive: some of them amount to extrinsic...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Caleb Thompson Tolstoy writes in a letter to his friend A. A. Fet that what he has written in War and Peace , “especially in the epilogue,” is also said by Schopenhauer in The World as Will and Representation . Tolstoy adds, however, that Schopenhauer approaches “it from the other side...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 223–234.
Published: 01 April 2014
... this unusual position that Zwicky is said to challenge the dogmas of the analytic tradition. Notable among those treated in this article are the belief that attributing literal meaning to anything but linguistic items is futile, belief in the possibility of distinguishing literal from metaphorical meaning...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 523–532.
Published: 01 August 2009
... economics would have taught the modern world enough lessons to assure that economic intelligence would have tightened the reins of investors and speculators over the last decade of runaway optimism. But history has never been a good teacher—better said, people have rarely been good students of history's...