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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (3): 439–448.
Published: 01 August 2002
...William Vesterman Duke University Press 2002 CK 8.3-02 Vesterman 7/14/02 3:11 PM Page 439 THE DEATH OF THE SCIENTIFIC AUTHOR Multiple Authorship in Scientific Papers William Vesterman Movement...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 126–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... in “The ‘Pédofil’ of Boa Vista,” an article published in the spring 1995 issue of Common Knowledge . Here he argues that Whitehead’s neglected text Process and Reality offers the possibility of a radical historical realism that puts the scientific object and the scientist’s laboratory on the same footing. His case...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Wayne Andersen This review essay emphasizes the distinction between academic art history, based ultimately on the model of scientific research, and the sort that Roberto Calasso practices in his 2009 study Tiepolo in Pink . It is difficult to locate the book's genre, and the reviewer rejects...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
... progress—from the anthropologist , charged with unraveling techno-scientific networks, to the moralist , participating in the parliament of nature, to the diplomat , negotiating the moderns’ many modes of existence. Rather than a neat blueprint for carving up the knowledge space, this essay argues, Latour...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the origins of contextualism to Kuhn and his theory that paradigms of scientific knowledge are incommensurable, this essay then argues that Kuhnian method is formal, with scant concern for content, and that Kuhn’s work was vatic, more than philosophical or historical. Kuhn’s depiction of his sudden, blinding...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Barry Allen This Common Knowledge guest column examines Richard Feynman’s tabletop experiment, performed during the inquiry into the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, as a means of demonstrating some of the fundamental qualities of a scientific experiment. Experiments have been interpreted...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Colin Richmond This essay takes the Morte Darthur of Sir Thomas Malory as a test case for the applicability of Thomas Kuhn's notion of “paradigm shifts” to the history of culture. While Kuhn apparently found inspiration in the disciplines of cultural and art history for his idea that scientific...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 11–12.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the place of observation in science confirms) that arguments from the indeterminacy of translation can be extended properly to a supposed incommensurability of scientific theories. Copyright © 1993 1993 indeterminacy of translation cultural difference incommensurability commensurability meaning ...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 557–568.
Published: 01 August 2012
... systems (political, economic, scientific, technological, artistic) and their vocabularies in order to examine the viability of human knowledge and the motivations underlying its creation. Poetry THE ACCIDENT OF BEAUTY Ewa...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 518–529.
Published: 01 August 2013
... is objective and subjective, scientific and social, precise and penumbral. Taken together, the pervasive fuzziness of race and law ensured the resilience of clear and definable regimes of discrimination and hierarchy. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 6...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 473–487.
Published: 01 September 2016
... relativism with neo-Darwinist materialism in order to differentiate his own kind of relativism from the irrealist kind, which denies scientific progress. Paksi argues as well that third ways between idealism and materialism are available—for example, the emergentism of Michael Polanyi—but his main claim...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... education in the possibilities and limits of democratic political life in a scientific age. Duke University Press 2010 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 4 The Critic as Quietist Thorstein Veblen’s Radical Realism Sidney Plotkin No one ever...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... The recruitment of powerful allies has been part of the scientific enterprise since its beginning. What is at stake is the collective fabric of sciences as characterized by Bruno Latour in terms of “links and knots.” Duke University Press 2011 Symposium: Comparative Relativism SCIENCES WERE...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to conceive of their own activity as playful and exploratory. He argues that practitioners should approach clients not as “professionals” but rather as people with experience acquired from much play, on many different terrains. The essay concludes by suggesting that professionals in all fields—scientific...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and industry will not be transformative of the sciences but, rather, fatal to them. What rendered scientific practices distinct from — divergent from — other practices is at stake.1 1.  During the conference out of which this symposium ers: “No transformation — death!” Then she added quietly emerged...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 373–394.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the believes Rule” “The lapse; - col of fear imminent an but expresses over time developed 7 riorated since. See John Conder, Conder, John See since. riorated dete only has and degenerate began humanity that claims salient differences among Adams’s scientific...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
... information pres power and increasing morethe to closely practices their ment) attune to as an ele is that often more scientific (though humanities the not muchmake to so predictions. millenarian- rather with sometimes sciences, natural the into humanities ofthe absorption terminal...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 187b–188.
Published: 01 January 2020
... for each. Was his doing so deception? Convenience? Rhetorical fervor? When his critics loudly denounced the practice, was their doing so expressive of methodological rigor? Scientific professionalism? Or was it an opportunistic move by the religious and political Right against the most successful...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the —  –  is more than an analysis of scientific practice. practice. ofscientific analysis an moreis than...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the established has research STS Indeed, periods. historical across and within as well as munities, com scientific across and within have laws natural supposed that ferentstatus research has repeatedly shown the variability of scientific methodsand the dif STS sciences, human...