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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 124–125.
Published: 01 January 2023
...-giving was in the late antique Roman Empire, “the first truly affluent, complex Christian society.” Philanthropy was no longer the ancient “love of humanity,” the imperative to be generous to people, when you thought, or even knew, that they did not deserve it. Yet philanthropy was moreover...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (2): 261–278.
Published: 01 April 2006
...Tom McCall © 2006 by Duke University Press 2006 S y m p o s i u m : U n s o c i a l T h o u g h t , U n c o m m o n L i v e s , Pa r t 1 SOCIETY—“A GANG OF MURDERERS” Freud on Hostility and War Tom McCall Like primeval men, we are a gang...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 357–363.
Published: 01 April 2019
... and a pluralist, relativist liberal society. The very definition of “liberal society” is open to argument, and the church may find elements to commend or oppose in any given definition. Since the nineteenth century the church has often found itself in opposition to various ideas of “liberty,” especially those...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 163–164.
Published: 01 January 2020
... the city itself, this monumental scholarly effort can only be a work in progress. Linda Safran doi 10.1215/0961754X-7899844 Christophe Dejours, Jean- Philippe Deranty, Emmanuel Renault, and Nicholas H. Smith, The Return of Work in Critical Theory: Self, Society, Politics (New York: Columbia University...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 503–504.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Susan Stephens Jean Bingen, Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture , ed. and intro. Roger Bagnall (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007), 302 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 505.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Peter T. Leeson Chartier Gary , Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society . ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2013 ), 416 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (3): 538–540.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Southeast Asia ), it lacks any reflection on the history of anarchism beyond the observation that tens of millions of persons wanted to avoid being bossed and taxed by the state. There is in the book, moreover, an absence of reflection on the oppressive nature of society: the state, Scott claims, is always...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 98–112.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Jeffrey J. Kripal S y m p o s i u m : U n s o c i a l T h o u g h t , U n c o m m o n L i v e s , Pa r t 3 REALITY AGAINST SOCIETY William Blake, Antinomianism, and the American Counterculture Jeffrey J. Kripal His...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 554.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Don Seeman Rupert Stasch, Society of Others: Kinship and Mourning in a West Papuan Place (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009), 336 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval Compassion...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 515–516.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Marjorie Perloff Blazwick Iwona , ed., Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society, 1915–2015 , with McKinlay Sophie , Petersens Magnus af , and Stobbs Candy . ( London : Prestel and Whitechapel Gallery , 2015 ), 288 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (2): 287–303.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Stanley N. Katz Duke University Press 2002 CONSTITUTIONALISM, CONTESTATION, AND CIVIL SOCIETY Stanley N. Katz This journal, of which I am a member of the founding editorial board, has stood for a variety of aims that are incompatible—it would seem—in theory, if not in practice...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (3): 324–341.
Published: 01 September 2023
... John Adams was convinced that an Athenian-style government would violate the most sacred principle of the human community: the sanctity of private property. “The moment the idea is admitted into society,” Adams wrote, “that property is not as sacred as the laws of God . . . anarchy and tyranny commence...
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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (1): 56–80.
Published: 01 January 2005
...Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Duke University Press 2005 S y m p osium: Talking Peace with God s, Part 2 THE INTERDEPENDENCE OF RELIGION, SECULARISM, AND HUMAN RIGHTS Prospects for Islamic Societies Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 209.
Published: 01 January 2002
... formulation, then, it was not a genteel class of virtuosi (not Royal Society scientists), but rather a cul- 206 ture of common-law juries and witnesses, that produced the framework for the rise of fact. Thus, as Shapiro observes, “a somewhat lower threshold than gen...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 419–489.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Johan M. G. van der Dennen This monograph-length contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means” reviews and assesses the state of ethnographic and political scholarship concerning how nonstate, tribal societies deal with peacemaking and peacekeeping. A central argument...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 366–367.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Inga Clendinnen Gerlach Christian , Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 ), 489 pp. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 LITTLE...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 321–331.
Published: 01 April 2019
... more or less culturally homogeneous societies formed around shared values. Williams shares the communitarians’ critique of Rawls’s theory as excessively abstract, questioning whether a rational commitment to pluralism as the most just social arrangement can serve as a sufficiently binding social force...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 412–418.
Published: 01 August 2014
... societies have dealt with matters of war and peace. He in particular examines and finds wanting the approach that Jared Diamond takes in The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (2012). Whereas Diamond's theme is that modern states can learn much about many things from...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 184–189.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Daniel Innerarity In a so-called knowledge society, whenever we have to choose, decide, anticipate, or entrust a task, the range of options available tends to be so large that we cannot be satisfied that no relevant possibilities have been overlooked. Both individuals and societies as a whole...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 25–40.
Published: 01 January 2023
... of specific scientific practices—claims of authority within science that Rorty would have denied. The problems facing Rorty's understanding of science also imperil his vision of a society admirably seeking to realize what he calls “social hope.” Once again, Stengers's ecology of practices, together with her...