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Common Knowledge (1 September 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 —  all. us kill and fall sky the oflest it...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2004) 10 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 January 2004
...Mikhail Epstein Duke University Press 2004 THE UNASKED QUESTION What Would Bakhtin Say? Mikhail Epstein No one has asked, but someone should answer. That Europeans who lived until recently under communist regimes have not been asked what...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 556–557.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Miguel Tamen Lamb Jonathan , The Things Things Say ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2011 ), 320 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co (Paris: Gallimard, 2010), 592 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2006) 12 (2): 197–213.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Nina Pelikan Straus © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 C O L U M N S FROM DOSTOEVSKY TO AL-QAEDA What Fiction Says to Social Science Nina Pelikan Straus Here, for once, the line between writing and the world is direct, explicit, substantial, and observable. And, we shall...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 510–511.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Rowan Williams Wortley John , The Anonymous Sayings of the Desert Fathers: A Select Edition and Complete English Translation . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 ), 652 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 LITTLE REVIEWS John Wortley, The Anonymous Sayings...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 568–570.
Published: 01 August 2013
... say what I can say aboutsay no whatIcan say ), Ican seem) both...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-ended because the present is, and meanwhile, the meaning of history is in our hands to change. Since we have that power, Eagleton suggests that we recycle figures of the past as characters in a comedy rather than tragedy. Still, it is never possible to say which figures of the past and which works are...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
...A. W. Price In one sense of the term current among analytical philosophers, the quietist _lacks skeptical doubts about the metaphysical or epistemological status of ethical judgments as a class of judgment. He may still have doubts about, say, the current state of morality. There are criteria of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
....” Schopenhauer does indeed say much the same thing as Tolstoy says in his epilogue and elsewhere about history and the will. Each of these authors argues that history is not progressing and that it is not governed by the actions of individual political or military leaders alone, but by the infinitely many...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Paul J. Griffiths Quietists aim to bring something to rest, to move it from activity to quiescence. This essay depicts and advocates a quietism of political interest, which is to say a divorce of political action from interest in the outcome of such action. Its principal interlocutor is Pascal...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... intervals, even I am a yogin. ” But what did he mean in saying so? Thoreau’s understanding of the term yoga derived entirely from ancient Indian texts. In the 1840s, he read avidly and empathetically in key Indic works such as the Laws of Manu and the Bhagavad Gita . Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s notion...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham This memorial tribute reflects on the personal and intellectual qualities of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941–2007), who was the author's teacher. Higginbotham says that her first impressions of Fox-Genovese, formed in a graduate seminar in European history at the University...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
... case of intellectuals involving themselves in public affairs and some of the difficulties in saying and evaluating exactly what happened. Critical attention is given to Anthropological Intelligence , a book by David Price published in 2008, which concerns the involvement of anthropologists in wartime...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
... relativize what different peoples—say, Western academics and Amerindian shamans—compare things “for.” Jensen concludes that what is compared and relativized in this symposium are the methods of comparison and relativization themselves. He ventures that the contributors all hope that treating these terms in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is entailed in relativizing one scholar's work through that of another. The author says that her “hunch” is that in both cases the analyst might wish to have the liberty of discerning—in the same breath—the multiplicities of what John Law and Annemarie Mol call perspectivalism (their very general...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2011
... example, the concept of the “partible person”), her work is mainly descriptive and centered on Melanesia. She makes no objection to discussing generally applicable principles, or to finding unity in diversity—saying only that she is somewhat wary of them and, instead, mainly reports her findings about...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 by...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 178–180.
Published: 01 May 2016
... single act. Publishing, it is suggested, resembles leave-taking: it is a way of saying good-bye to who you are. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 publish perish self-image COLUMNS PUBLISH AND PERISH Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida The state of mind of...