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Common Knowledge (1 August 2004) 10 (3): 450–462.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Bruno Latour Duke University Press 2004 Symposium: Talking Peace with Gods, Part 1 WHOSE COSMOS, WHICH COSMOPOLITICS? Comments on the Peace Terms of Ulrich Beck Bruno Latour Blessed are the peacemakers. It is always...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2002) 8 (1): 102–107.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Vicki Hearne Duke University Press 2002 COMING TO TERMS The Matter of the Irish Bull Terrier Vicki Hearne Daisy is my darling. In America, the name Daisy is in a tradition as long as tra- dition can get here, and is a noble...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2002) 8 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 April 2002
... texts. Ambivalence, he hints—in the keenest whisper of an intense yet soft-spo- ken career—is less an individual problem than a cultural achievement. Amen to COMMON KNOWLEDGE COMMON that, H. F.; and (binding the Hebrew term of closure to a Latin tag) requiescat in pace...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Christopher P. Jones The subject of “the last pagans” or “the end of paganism” in the Greco-Roman world has interested scholars for over a century but begs the question “What is paganism?” Is the term usable as a tool of analysis? It originates from the Latin paganus , meaning “villager,” “rustic...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 181–196.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Lesley Chamberlain Although they have a religious origin, the terms quietist and quietism have generally been used in the anglophone world in the context created by the French Revolution, which made them expressions of political abuse. Examination of classic instances of their use shows that in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Bernard Faure A contribution to the sixth installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Apology for Quietism,” this article addresses a) the extent to which the familiar term “Buddhist quietism” is legitimate, b) the use of the term by Jesuit missionaries in Asia at the time that Catholic quietism...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 283–291.
Published: 01 April 2011
... digital texts, not in terms of their supposedly shared narrative content (not in terms of their content at all) but, rather, formally—in terms of how they model complex systems, how both video games and digital-text environments work by creating networked environments for the production, reproduction...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 8–25.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Alexandra Berlina Viktor Shklovsky’s concept of ostranenie (usually translated as defamiliarization , estrangement , or enstrangement ) is currently the object of a new surge of interest, perhaps in light of the term’s approaching centenary. Most work on the topic, however, is restricted to the...
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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 2014) 20 (2): 337–362.
Published: 01 April 2014
... descriptive and the performative, are noteworthy. This essay examines three distinctive and novel responses to the question of what comes after critique, found in the writings of the anthropologist Hirokazu Miyazaki, who has defined what he terms a method of hope; in the experimental anthropology of Richard...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Battaglia; Roy Wagner This introduction to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Comparative Relativism” outlines a variety of intellectual contexts where placing the unlikely companion terms comparison and relativism in conjunction offers analytical purchase. If comparison, in the most general sense...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 236–252.
Published: 01 April 2015
... best allow harm to endure. In this discourse, social disruption must act as signifier for more general (structural and systemic) violence—but then is repressed on exactly the same terms, making it difficult to arrive at solutions for conflict on the ground without renouncing calls for justice and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... formulating them in terms of the “right” rather than the “good.” Further, the essay shows how the German word Pflicht , central to Kant's ethics, does not correspond in meaning to the English word duty , whose cultural roots lie in English Puritanism. More generally, the argument is that, ultimately, “common...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
... psychiatric terms, then went on to elaborate metaphysical concepts to account for it. The author argues that understanding Roberts's concepts in social historical terms risks obscuring their meaning and that comparing them with the related concepts of a credentialed philosopher, in this case Gilles Deleuze...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 237–255.
Published: 01 May 2016
...), to demonstrate the complexity of marital practices and their links to peace and war. Literary works of the age, notably Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae , offer further cultural perspectives on the nature of political marriages. Whereas short-term tactical considerations meant that...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 327–330.
Published: 01 May 2016
... terms empire and nation-state , which increasingly pervade Chinese perceived realities, lack precise Chinese equivalents. Meanwhile, the terms that the Chinese use in referring to the same historical transition, tianli (“Heavenly Principle”) and gongli (“Universal Principle”), are obscure to the Euro...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 128–145.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Eduardo Viveiros de Castro The article assumes that the expression “comparative relativism”—the title of the Common Knowledge symposium in which the essay appears—is neither tautological nor oxymoronic. Rather, the author construes the term as an apt synthetic characterization of anthropology and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in paradigm, whereas a scientist who resists will effectively disappear. Thus, the Morte Darthur set the terms for modern literature in English by holding fast to those of the Middle Ages. This essay argues that Malory was “modern” in that the Morte Darthur would not have been written except for the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 28–39.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Robin Wagner-Pacifici This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur” is the introduction to its fourth installment. The piece elaborates a new approach, termed “political semiosis,” to tracking event emergence, event formation, and event deformation...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., and Mendelssohn). Many of the “other” composers came from Italy, France, or Britain and became famous for opera selections and songs, some termed “popular,” and a substantial number of their pieces were performed throughout the nineteenth century. The present-day narrative of music history has canonic...