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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (1 January 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 of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 375–382.
Published: 01 April 2011
... 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 (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 62–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... 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 that there...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 269–315.
Published: 01 April 2009
... political 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 their...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 (1 January 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 (1 January 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 (1 April 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. They then...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
... 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. There is a...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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...
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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 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 August 2012) 18 (3): 387–418.
Published: 01 August 2012
... made by the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka between “great history” and “small history.” In periods of greatness, the Czechs led European civilization toward the path it would subsequently take; at other times, they withdrew into the “banality of provincialism.” This tribute to Havel ultimately argues...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Peter Van Nuffelen The term “pagan monotheism” was coined to describe monotheistic tendencies in Greco-Roman religion. Its usefulness has been strongly disputed on various grounds: for introducing a cognitive perspective on ancient religion, which was basically ritualistic; for implicitly taking...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
... as text”). This first part takes as its main example a duel described by Jean Froissart in his Chroniques , in which a French knight is punished by his own king, Charles V, for fighting and injuring an English knight on the outskirts of Calais in 1383. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 505–524.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing Because computers zoom across magnifications, it is easy to conclude that both knowledge and things exist by nature in precision-nested scales. The technical term is “scalable,” the ability to expand without distorting the framework. But it takes hard work to make knowledge...