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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 327–328.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Sari Nusseibeh Fraenkel Carlos , Teaching Plato in Palestine: Philosophy in a Divided World ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2016 ), 240 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
...William P. Caferro This contribution to the second installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Inside the Humanities Classroom” describes the experience of teaching a single class meeting of the year-long Western Civilization survey course at Vanderbilt University. The essay examines both the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lynn Hunt This essay—a contribution to “Inside the Humanities Classroom,” a seriatim symposium in Common Knowledge —is a first-person account of the development and teaching of an online version of a UCLA course on the history of Western civilization (1715 to the present). The author finds that...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 509.
Published: 01 September 2016
...John Paul Rollert Longley Clifford , Just Money: How Catholic Social Teaching Can Redeem Capitalism . ( London : Theos , 2014 ), 92 pp. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016   group adiverse In timidity. such by served ill is on, moving and of learning of failure...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2017
... challenges those in art history to study objects and also texts normally regarded as outside of their purview. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 objects humanities teaching n'kisi n'kondi Marilynne Robinson medieval nuns Symposium: In the Humanities Classroom...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 205–220.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., assures intellectuals' sense of superiority but at the cost of real understanding. Duke University Press 2011 In memory of Stephen Toulmin TEACHING TOLSTOY WITH TOULMIN Gary Saul Morson In memory of Stephen Toulmin I had the privilege of teaching three courses with...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 522.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Randy Malamud Massumi Brian , What Animals Teach Us about Politics . ( Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2014 ), 137 pp. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2011) 17 (3): 542.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Émilie Hache Oliver Kelly , Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human ( New York : Columbia University Press , 2009 ), 376 pp. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Amir Alexander, Duel at...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... week, some students requested the use of “trigger warnings” before the utterance of words like rape . The instructor and her teaching assistant Katharine Wallerstein individually give their views of this disconcerting experience and comment on the difficulties of teaching critical thinking in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and Art History.” While the essay engages with the particular challenges and satisfactions of teaching about medieval Sicily under Muslim rule (focusing on a tenth-century text about Palermo by Ibn Hawqal) and early medieval manuscript illumination (especially the Echternach Gospels of ca. 700...
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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 2012) 18 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2012
... organized library, a center for doctoral and postdoctoral research, and a teaching faculty, the Institute was first envisioned by Aby Warburg, a pioneering historian of art and culture from a wealthy Jewish family in Hamburg. Warburg rejected the traditional view that the classical tradition was a simple...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... toward and regress from mutual understanding of Jewish and Muslim undergraduates in a course on Christianity that he teaches at an Israeli university. He offers, in addition, documentary, anecdotal, and personal evidence of Jewish and Christian Islamophilia, Muslim and Christian philo-Semitism, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 280–290.
Published: 01 April 2018
... East (1923), he recounts his journey to Catholicism, showing how it was driven by an ever-deepening appreciation for Hinduism, which, by his teaching and his largely unpublished writings, shaped the history of Western Jesuits in India in the twentieth century. We see a complicated xenophilia at work in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 415–429.
Published: 01 August 2018
... discussion, common assumptions about how a discourse of study emerges. At the class meeting described, the students argue that all teaching is and should be an exposure to the instructor’s own political viewpoint and methodology. To the instructor’s dismay, the conversation turns to and cannot be diverted...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., marginal thinkers like Roberts should be considered proper objects of both anthropological and philosophical study and should be taken seriously for what they can teach us. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Jane Roberts New Age religion spirit mediums Gilles Deleuze metaphysics...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 59–66.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Mary Harvey Doyno As part of a series of case studies titled “In the Humanities Classroom,” this essay asks how one can teach college students with little or no exposure to close reading, critical analysis, or the premodern world to read a text written c. 202 CE. An instructor at Sacramento State...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., Freudians, Surrealists, crisis theologians, and Existentialists. Frank tells the story of how his friendship in the 1950s with Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man , led to Frank's teaching himself Russian in order to read Notes from Underground and write an article on the novella that changed the face of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... instance, other Sanskrit authors of the first millennium CE criticized Patanjali's yoga teachings for not being properly theistic and for having strong affinities to Buddhism and Jainism. Yoga was also integrated into at least one of the “religions of the book” in the medieval period: in India in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 197–203.
Published: 01 April 2014
... historiography. The essay concludes with remarks about the state of history teaching in places, notably the Middle East, where historiography is presumed to be a simple study of who did what to whom — an approach to learning that instills in students an aspiration to “even the score.” Alternative approaches...