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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 213.
Published: 01 January 2002
... concluding that “there is no such thing as a language,” attains its most advanced position. How impoverished philosophy has become! It even becomes a kind of accomplishment to show that work that seemed new and different (deconstruction) is really the same old thing...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2003) 9 (1): 167–168.
Published: 01 January 2003
... a cozy, insular England. In rejecting the aggressive individualism that now seems the essence of twentieth-century art, he also rejected its internationalism and most of its imag- inative range. His vision was noble and workable, but blinkered; and its...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 547.
Published: 01 August 2003
.... —Eileen Gillooly Shira Wolosky, The Art of Poetry: How to Read a Poem (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), 224 pp. The clarity of this masterful study makes it seem simpler than it is. Far more than an introduction or handbook, it offers a succinct yet detailed analysis of each ele- ment of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 510–511.
Published: 01 August 2009
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 554.
Published: 01 August 2010
... printed heritage is largely physicality of the text in mind at the places where he argues for the preservation whole edition (a point Pearson makes elsewhere). Yet he does not seem to keep the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 561.
Published: 01 August 2010
... printed heritage is largely physicality of the text in mind at the places where he argues for the preservation whole edition (a point Pearson makes elsewhere). Yet he does not seem to keep the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 418.
Published: 01 April 2002
... book is dedicated to Geoffrey Hartman and directed—with a delicacy char- acteristic of its author—against Harold Bloom. Hartman seemed destined, once, to revise literary history in a mode compatible with deconstruction; Bloom assumed that responsibility instead, but in the process left the precious...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Western Europe seemed to graduate students to represent a kind of “other.” Recently the European Middle Ages has come to seem familiar, and medievalists, still in search of the unfamiliar, have reached beyond the borders of Western Europe and the type of documents traditionally studied to research new...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
... the domain of experience. Pound's approach was Nietzschean, in that it was Nietzsche who had demonstrated how valuing precedes determinations about fact. Pound's capacity to make his early lyric poems seem to come out of nowhere and depend on linguistic invention alone for their power is shown to be a...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... notion of relativism can be rendered relative unto itself, as the notion of a “comparative” relativism would seem to suggest, then how might one understand its “position” within the kinds of debates in which Smith's paper, by way of commentary, also participates? In particular, if part of Smith's aim is...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
... quality, critics often assume responsibility for explaining what a given work means. Because paintings and sculptures are less precisely codified, less articulate, than verbalized communications, they may seem to require verbal translation. Yet some artists and critics have warned that the advantageous...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
...), suggest different angles of perception, but all represent fuzzy modes, modes that would seem to have no place in science, especially in climate science, which is pressed to be ever more precise. Yet an analysis of the genealogy of these terms and, in particular, of the differential relation between...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
... not be a coincidence that the religious troubles of sixteenth-century Europe arose at a time when humanity's very place in the world and the cosmos no longer seemed certain. In Bruno's case, pursuit of his ideas compelled him to leave behind not only the security of his Dominican convent in Naples...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 August 2018
... classroom experiences and of the careful planning and passionate commitment of teachers may help us all to cling to the moral values both professors and their students seem to need and want in these troubled times. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 the humanities approaches to teaching...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 498–542.
Published: 01 August 2018
... alongside poets like Nikolai Aseev or Ilya Selvinsky (now known only to specialists) and, moreover, are subjected to unsparing criticism by a contemporary. Tynianov describes the given period as an “interlude,” characterized by seeming inertia: a time when apparently nothing is happening in poetry. But, as...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Jochen Brüning This contribution, by a mathematician, to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” examines some mechanisms that seem essential for the “ratchet effect” that, in Michael Tomasello's use of the term, refers to the ability of human cultures to preserve their achievements even...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... yoga is an essentially Hindu practice, making their case by appealing to the Yoga Sutras, a text by the Sanskrit author Patanjali. However, on closer examination, the Yoga Sutras seem to exist in a fuzzy, indeterminate space that is not quite “Hindu” in the way the word is understood today. For...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 46–54.
Published: 01 January 2014
... remedies. Thus, the audience for her campaign against analytic philosophy, for example, does not seem to reach beyond the walls of higher education in North America. Zwicky has aligned herself with an esoteric philosophical tradition (Heraclitus, Plato, Nietzsche, Heidegger) that has sought to achieve its...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 365–372.
Published: 01 August 2009
... pretext for declining to do the work himself. Wittgensteinian quietism is not a stance of complacency or idleness. The kind of thing Wittgenstein does is difficult and laborious. It requires accurate and sympathetic engagement with frames of mind in which positive philosophy seems to be necessary. Duke...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 474–492.
Published: 01 August 2010
... article treats a relevant paradox in the worldview of the early Wittgenstein: his positive exhortations for certain types of speech and silence, for certain types of action and inaction, seem in conflict with his statement that, in the world, “there is no value—and if there were, it would be of no value...