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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (2): 198–213.
Published: 01 April 2004
...Wayne Andersen Duke University Press 2004 HOW NOT TO TAKE SIDES Leon Battista Alberti—Renaissance Man? Wayne Andersen My subject here is assertion or assertiveness—or rather, which assertions might be worth disputing and how...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 354–355.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Barry Allen Van Norden Bryan W. , Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 ), 216 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 C O M M O N K N O W L E D G E 3 5 4 David Marno, Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Matei Candea This comment on Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology,” considers his definition of what it means to “take seriously” the world of the other, which he regards as the quintessential anthropological move. It means leaving the other's world in a state...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., is continuously essayed. As he writes: “The question, in other words, is [no longer] whether worldviews are commensurable. The question is whether we should do what it takes—all that it takes—to communicate and reconcile with those we fear. . . . But whoever—let us admit it—takes on the task is going to end up...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 28–39.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... This approach enables event analysts to capture the formation and flow of events as they move, take shape, intersect, and form eddies of undecidability. Taking seriously the need to calibrate the dynamic between interpretation and action in event development, political semiosis seeks to construct tools able...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 321–334.
Published: 01 April 2011
... of the dancer as a danced possibility. That is to say, some form of cognitive mapping takes the place of the idea of notation and takes root in the dancer's mind and body (if not on paper). Literal notation is not just secondary but tertiary with respect to this sense of scoring, which appears to preexist...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
... mores of Western (particularly European) democracies, and the greater readiness by Church officials to take it upon themselves explicitly to instruct the laity in political matters, puts this whole issue again into question. Should the bishops of the Catholic Church be seeking to use...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 62–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... not be assessed by reason and logic alone, she holds, and they should not be understood solely in terms of their propositional content. She acknowledges that full understanding employs the imagination and takes account of metaphor. However, some critics may be less willing to accept Zwicky's suggestion...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2011
... vehicles of a hopeful environmental consciousness and activism. The interesting point of arrows in this context is that their protention can and must take into account both forward- and also backward-looking time, in order to fulfill their promise of finding their mark. The matter of their intended...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 April 2011
...William M. Chace Some writers are drawn, almost as if hexed, to pronounce on matters of state, politics, and, occasionally, economic policy. Margaret Atwood is one such writer. Her book Payback suffers from its aspiration to create an idealistic and implausible world to take the place of the one we...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... is conceived in terms of social obligations, of guilt and sin, of revenge, and as a plot that structures the narrative of human life. Instead of simply looking to the archaic meanings of debt for its shadow side, this review attempts to take stock of what the recent credit crisis can teach us about the place...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 197–211.
Published: 01 April 2020
... the insurrection in Hong Kong, his correspondent shifts rapidly from taking comfort in CK ’s defense of quietism to a full embrace of “uncivil disobedience.” She implies that the solidarity the editor expresses with Hong Kong is merely rhetorical, and he responds by writing this article and quoting...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 337–353.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Lars Laird Iversen Abstract This guest column in Common Knowledge presents the concept of “communities of disagreement” to an international and interdisciplinary audience, perhaps for the first time. It takes as its starting point the contrast between agonistic and deliberative democratic theories...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... religious. She then examines the feminization of religion in nineteenth-century America and the growing idea at the time of female moral stewardship. After examining the contrasting approaches taken to the process of feminization by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Fox-Genovese then takes...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Colin Richmond This essay takes the Morte Darthur of Sir Thomas Malory as a test case for the applicability of Thomas Kuhn's notion of “paradigm shifts” to the history of culture. While Kuhn apparently found inspiration in the disciplines of cultural and art history for his idea that scientific...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 445–471.
Published: 01 August 2008
... in the 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...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
... in Shakespearean drama, which Freud explains by arguing that all human relations are love-hate relations. Thus, this essay suggests, it takes as much psychic energy to repress the love in what appear to be relationships of hatred as to repress the hatred in what appear to be relationships of love...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 232–253.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., a transcultural fantasy that takes two forms. First, the unconditional hospitality Abu Taleb experiences among his Irish and Anglo-Irish hosts leads him to imagine a linguistic-ethnic kinship between ancient Celts and Persians, recalled in the similarities he sees between a subimperial capital, Dublin...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 339–345.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Tzachi Zamir This response to “Morality or Moralism?” by Emilie Hache and Bruno Latour takes issue with their distinction between two kinds of morality. Hache and Latour see a difference between morality as sensitivity and morality as principled claims regarding moral considerability...