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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
... between the scientist and the phenomenon she studies. According to Stengers, the comparison, which establishes rapport, is a crucial ingredient in good science. In the context of a symposium titled “Comparative Relativism,” perhaps the crucial point to make about what characterizes Stengers's matter of...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 126–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... ‘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 (2016) 22 (3): 518–523.
Published: 01 September 2016
... observing not only that her interpretation of Eliot's relationship to analytic philosophy is demonstrably incorrect but also that there is no point in valorizing vagueness or “fuzzy studies” if the upshot is not a sort of mutual respect and acceptance that scientistic clarity in the arts and humanities does...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in paradigm, whereas a scientist who resists will effectively disappear. Thus, the Morte Darthur set the terms for modern literature in English by holding fast to those of the Middle Ages. This essay argues that Malory was “modern” in that the Morte Darthur would not have been written except for the...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 404–411.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Nietzsche's thinking of Spencer and Malthus, Roux and Haeckel — names commonly associated with Darwin — they pay no attention to the greater impact on Nietzsche's thought of Empedocles and other ancient scientists. Nietzsche mounted a cogent condemnation of Darwin's views, moreover, on the empirical insight...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 353–372.
Published: 01 September 2016
... integration often involve dubious teleological models of intellectual history and betray limited understandings of the distinctive epistemic orientations and cultural functions of the humanities vis-à-vis the sciences. Recurrent institutional difficulties encountered by scholars and/or scientists in hybrid...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 64–70.
Published: 01 January 2011
...-participant, this comment relates Stengers's argument to Verran's own work in contexts where the epistemic practices of science are challenged—in science lessons in Nigeria (case 1) and in episodes where environmental scientists try to work with Aboriginal Australian landowners (case 2). Drawing inspiration...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 71–76.
Published: 01 January 2011
... sees as defining the “collective games” of science. Brown invokes the behavioral approach to experimental psychology of the early to mid-twentieth century to contextualize Stengers's treatment of continuous comparison conducted by scientists around “matters of concern.” Her use of the metaphor of...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 441–449.
Published: 01 August 2011
...), which describes objects as fuzzy “half-entities”; Clifford Geertz's essay “Blurred Genres” (1980), which advises social scientists that being “taxonomically upstanding” is futile; and Lofti Zadeh's article “The Concept of a Linguistic Variable and Its Application to Approximate Reasoning” (1975), which...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 79–94.
Published: 01 January 2010
... exploit of others. Scientists cannot change institutions; political actors cannot dispense with the operations of power. Veblen asks much of us: for he struggled to undrape the veils of power while puncturing false hopes in the prospects of democracy. His quietism situates itself within this awful...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 82–86.
Published: 01 January 2011
... SCIENCES WERE NEVER “GOOD” Isabelle Stengers The contributions made to this discussion by Wistar rats, Mr. Ojo, and Austra- lian Aborigines, along with their scientists, are considerable. Beyond the case that each makes against unilaterally imposed...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 124.
Published: 01 January 2015
... experimental results “suggest” genes- “suggest” results wonderto experimental whether continue but journalists “genes guff, that is for” know Scientists determination. of genetic bogeyman the who created “genes whatever.for” scientists, It they,notis the and on broadcast to do wrong they...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 124–125.
Published: 01 January 2015
... experimental results “suggest” genes- “suggest” results wonderto experimental whether continue but journalists “genes guff, that is for” know Scientists determination. of genetic bogeyman the who created “genes whatever.for” scientists, It they,notis the and on broadcast to do wrong they...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 137.
Published: 01 January 2016
... us given recentdecades in have scientists cognitive and Linguists communication. in originates language that primary; is sense literal this ofwords; that sense cal nonmetaphori aliteral, exists there that of language; metaphoramatter is that Donoghue assumes fundamental...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 187a–187.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., what are we seeing? American scientists obliviousness to European intellectual concerns? Their inability or unwillingness to read German? An opportunity for American Creationist movements to keep pulling the same embryos out of the same closet? When the same old illustrations appeared in a slightly...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 109.
Published: 01 January 2021
... water hose. Instead of speaking of animal anger (in Borie s example), of fear, or of love (in other situations), many scientists suggest focusing only on the functions of the related behaviors: group survival, individual survival reaction, reproductive bond, and so forth. But why this...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 161–162.
Published: 01 January 2018
... predators kill more sheep than they can eat (“those animals are really barbaric Scientists call this phenomenon “surplus killing.” There are two main techniques for managing wild animals, neither of which is useful in the case of wolves. The first is to hunt, but present regulations in France...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 173–174.
Published: 01 January 2018
... read in her chapter 19, “What Is History Is her19, wechapter read in for As itself. “What on history focusing of by her mentor that Berlin with of Herzen her vision fusing in She succeeds scientist. objective forthe quest Kelly’s with some tension in is reactions), its and self...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 337–338.
Published: 01 April 2015
... , sort of like scientists. And there there And scientists. oflike , sort...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 338–339.
Published: 01 April 2015
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