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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 391–403.
Published: 01 August 2014
... which, he was not spared being turned into an industry. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 columns THE SAD RIDER A Decade since Derrida Lesley Chamberlain When Jacques Derrida died, far too young, ten years ago...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 490–491.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Reviel Netz Aaronson Scott , Quantum Computing since Democritus . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 ), 398 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 LITTLE REVIEWS Scott Aaronson, Quantum Computing since Democritus (Cambridge...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 501.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Henry Kamen Treglown Jeremy , Franco's Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936 . ( New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , 2013 ), 336 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 and exported all overYouth(notably, all Bólivar Orchestra). Simon the exported and spawned...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... practiced is among the “softest” modes of explanation — since it consists of the unending and unlimited pursuit of the contexts in which actions, words, and processes have been situated and need to be studied — and that the more there are of these, the more meanings the actions may bear and the fewer...
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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 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 April 2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... high levels of debt, to whom was all this wealth owed? How does the shadow of debt affect economic behavior? Since debt forms the basis of further lending, debt increases through a multiplier effect without corresponding assets, which leads to an unstable system of virtuous or vicious cycles, and debt...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of medieval and Renaissance symbols and ideas. Warburg's chosen associate Fritz Saxl put his creation on a firm institutional base, first in Hamburg and then, after a narrow escape from the Nazi regime, in London. For all the changes the Institute has undergone over the decades since then, it...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... illuminates the legacy of Warburg's Library, today at the core of the Warburg Institute in London, since the crisis that the page documents — larger than Warburg's personal one — still lies at the heart of humanistic scholarship as it attempts to grasp the essence of what it means to be human. © 2012 by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 149–159.
Published: 01 January 2012
... method. The project was an attempt by Saxl, as director, to show the relevance of the Warburg Institute's work in England, the new home of the Library since 1933. Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery, actively promoted the work of the Institute, including by supporting the naturalization...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
... American suburbs of the 1950s, and its popular and cultural manifestations. Taking Levittown as a starting point, modernist architectural principles have since its construction radiated into the mass-housing market and materialized in housing development projects that have led to the rise of suburbia and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... Jewish and Muslim Christophilia during the years since he immigrated to Israel in 1998. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 Philo-Semitism Islamophilia Christophilia Peter Brown Jerusalem exopraxis XENOPHILIA A Symposium on Xenophobia’s Contrary...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Caroline Walker Bynum Partly autobiographical, partly comparative, partly theoretical, this essay uses the idea of the footprint to explore the concept of xenophilia. The author first describes how the field of European medieval history has changed since the 1960s, when the period 500–1500 in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 483.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary culture, and their memory of Levet is one of very few on record. Levet’s poetry appeared in a book, Cartes Postales , that Larbaud and Fargue assembled; first appearing in 1921, the book was republished by Gallimard in 1942 and has never since been out of print. This translation is the first into...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 150–171.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Alberto Corsín Jiménez; Adolfo Estalella This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies” reports on the rise of the “popular assemblies” movement that swept the streets of Madrid in the wake of the May 15, 2011, occupation of Puerta del Sol. Assemblies have since taken...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 50–82.
Published: 01 January 2015
... the Greeks called thumos is bound to fail. Using an original data set of all wars since 1648 (the Peace of Westphalia) involving great or rising powers, the essay shows how wars associated with honor, standing, and revenge, all expressions of thumos , far outnumber those caused by security or material...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 484–509.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of shikinen sengū , the Jingū paradigm itself never changes and never ages. The author confirms Perl's conclusion by examining the politicized scholarship, written since the 1970s, maintaining that Shinto is a faux religion, invented prior to World War II as a means of unifying Japan behind...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... sociology of critique that Rottenburg has done since writing the book. He here reformulates the main argument of his book as concerning the indispensable necessity of what Nietzsche calls “legislated language,” along with its performative effects and insurmountable fallibility. By situating that argument in...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 177–183.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Gerald Graff Taking a series of period courses arranged in chronological order seems the natural and obvious way for students to learn history. But an odd thing happens when these courses are not connected to one another, as they rarely are in the college curriculum. Since students experience each...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 April 2015
... agents of murder victims; their responsibility, in predemocratic Greece, before the invention of law courts, was to punish murderers. The defendant is Orestes, who has killed his mother but argues that, since she had killed his father, he was acting justly. The judges consist of eleven Athenian citizen...