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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 351–379.
Published: 01 April 2013
... develop the implications, for his ethics of relationship, of what he called his “sense of space.” This article focuses on major paintings (particularly Vir Heroicus Sublimis and The Wild ) in order to ground an interpretation of the perceptual effects of Newman's works. © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 427–432.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joseph Frank In this memorial essay on Sir Frank Kermode (1919–2010), the author focuses on his own exchange of views with Kermode during the 1970s. In Kermode's book The Sense of an Ending (1966), he had criticized Frank's essay “Spatial Form in Modern Literature” (1945) as part of a larger...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...-unexpected event or upheaval makes their significance apparent. In this sense, we might argue that historical events make full sense only in the light of “judgment day”; until then, history remains an incoherent chronicle. But the totality that will one day be revealed cannot be anticipated. The past is open...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 321–334.
Published: 01 April 2011
... difficult, if not impossible, to think of notation in relation to composition; notation has become almost solely associated with reconstruction as a phenomenon of historical interest. But, at the same time, the sense of the score—and hence some notion of notation—seems to remain within the body and the mind...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 247–275.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Branka Arsić This article is a contribution to the fifth part of the Common Knowledge symposium on forms of quietism. Responding to a sense that prior installments of the symposium had overlooked the phenomenology of quietism, of patient suffering, the essay details the daily life of Mary...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
... some, but not all, so Leo Spitzer has argued, of the multiple senses (physical surrounding, spiritual embrace, air) that Greeks infused into the prefix peri. Ambiguity and ambience (“going around,” “that which surrounds”), as well as the more modern ambivalence (coined in the context of psychonanalysis...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
... argue for form-content contradiction/harmony between these purportedly opposing senses. In responding, Zamir argues that these operations can be construed as distinct kinds of sensitivity. Arguments that advocate bringing nonhuman animals into moral consideration can be abstract and general. But this...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
... at” (acknowledge) things, some things bow back at me, and I must treat whatever bows back as if it were like me. Unlike James Lovelock, a passage from whose work they discuss, Hache and Latour understand this picture in a sense that is essentially “honorary.” The picture or premise they propose sets...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Journal left him feeling that he had (in some sense) come home. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 THE LONGEST WAY AROUND IS THE SHORTEST WAY HOME A Latecomer to the Warburg Paul Crossley I have been a latecomer to the delights...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., but also, and more radically, the security of a traditional sense of who and where he was. His infinite universe terrified a thinker as unconventional as Johannes Kepler, and still more it terrified the Inquisition. For Bruno himself, the excitement of this infinitely expanded vision of the cosmos was...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
...G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual to a state of “holy indifference” where nothing mattered; particularities of Christian belief and practice, pleasures of the senses, personal desires, all vanished in the utter self-abandonment of the soul in the presence of God. The “resigned” soul...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... narratives of history. His sense of “entranced waiting” flirts with an anarchic potentiality that he must reject in order to call for social solidarity and progressive action against slavery. In “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” Melville takes the radical outsidedness of self-reliance to its conclusion...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Andrew Pickering This Common Knowledge guest column concerns performance , understood in its simple ur-sense of “doing things” in the world. It continues the author's analysis, in his book The Mangle of Practice (1995), of cultural evolution as a “dance of agency”: a performative, decentered, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 396–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
... organic wholes may be transformed by means of overlap and mediated juxtaposition into a novel milieu that has a wholeness, authenticity, and charisma of its own. Such coherence depends on minds (a) that are capable of loving what does not satisfy their narcissism and (b) that can sense in the products of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 April 2018
... difficult but of inestimable value. Our best work is on the margins of sense. This conclusion is elaborated with a look at recent work in “philosophical anthropology” and “anthropological philosophy” associated with the so-called ontological turn in anthropology. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 363–370.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Chris Briggs What happens when a debtor does not pay back what he or she owes? As Margaret Atwood's chapter on “The Shadow Side” shows, the unpaid debt—in the broadest sense—is a recurring theme of history and literature. This review essay looks at the fourteenth-century village, a world which...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., Zeshin, and Richter. With reference to art criticism by Hubert Damisch, Wayne Andersen, Anthony Hughes, Robert Storr, Julian Bell, Christopher Prendergast, and especially T. J. Clark, he agrees that choosing between focus and blur can be a moral decision, though not in the sense for which Clark arraigns...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 239–248.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Peter Burke This article is concerned with history that is fuzzy in the sense of impressionistic rather than systematic, using “soft” rather than “hard” data and concerned more with “lumping” than with “splitting.” It argues that there have been at least four phases in the two centuries of conflict...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
... sense, is language.) Knowledge, as the additional symbolic value, is distributed and at the same time preserved in the process of permanent communication. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 5 MATHEMATICS, MEDIA, AND CULTURAL TECHNIQUES...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the present, future, and past. In this sense, reticence is allied to conceptions of fuzziness and blur that have also been concerns of this journal in recent years. In making these claims, the essay relates Bakhtin's thought to a Russian literary tradition of thinking about silence (Tiutchev's and...