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Common Knowledge (1 April 2004) 10 (2): 367.
Published: 01 April 2004
..., the space in which we construct for ourselves our moral values, our understanding of ourselves, and the purposes that make sense of our lives. I would add Aristotle to the list, but for White it is Plato all the way, with a focus on the Phaedrus. We get to Plato by...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2007) 13 (2-3): 404–428.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jeffrey F. Hamburger Duke University Press 2007 S y m p o s i u m : A “ D i c t a t o r s h i p o f R e l a t i v i s m ” ? OVERKILL, OR HISTORY THAT HURTS Jeffrey F. Hamburger Toward the end of The Adventures of...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 167–168.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Oren Harman Canales Jimena , The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 ), 479 pp. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 520–521.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Miguel Tamen Lorraine Daston, ed., Things That Talk: Object Lessons from Art and Science (New York: Zone Books, 2004), 250 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Loren Samons II, What’s Wrong with Democracy? From...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Miguel Tamen In this guest column, the author argues, first, that being at the place of an event does not guarantee that one understands what is going on and, second, that something's happening with or to me does not guarantee that I understand what has occurred. He shows that it is generally...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Mascetti’s guest column revisits that controversy through a historical and theological reading of the ecclesiological conceptions of Ratzinger and his successor Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis). Ratzinger’s Platonism and his idealist, Christocentric ecclesiology is posed against Bergoglio’s Aristotelianism and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 62–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Colin Davis This contribution to a symposium on “lyric philosophy” argues that there is much in Jan Zwicky's work that should make it attractive to literary critics, in particular her insistence that form and content are inextricably bound up with one another. Lyric compositions should not be...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 540–548.
Published: 01 August 2014
... sociology of critique that Rottenburg has done since writing the book. He here reformulates the main argument of his book as concerning the indispensable necessity of what Nietzsche calls “legislated language,” along with its performative effects and insurmountable fallibility. By situating that argument in...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
...David Bloor This essay is a follow-up to a previous article by the author, “Epistemic Grace: Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise,” published in Common Knowledge 13, nos. 2–3 (2007): 250–80. Its central claim was that relativism and absolutism should be understood as categories that are mutually...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 180–187.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Barbara Maria Stafford Received opinion holds that it would be more efficient, hence more economical, to compress and thus dissolve the holdings of the Warburg Institute Library into an overarching university library system. This essay argues two points: first, that we should not be automatically...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 334–350.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Charles Altieri This article elaborates on the dilemma faced by modernist poets in seeking to define values in an intellectual context that was post-Romantic and post-epistemic. Pound and Stevens, for example, reacted strongly against the ways that Romantic writers had tried to tie the rhetorical...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Alick Isaacs Following directly upon an account of the author's personal experiences as a young soldier in Gaza during the course of the first intifada in 1987, this essay is an attempt to “cash in” rabbinic statements that present the entire Torah as a path to peace. The essay suggests that the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., involves the investigation of discrete contexts in order to elucidate their similarities and differences, then relativism, as a tendency, stance, or working method, usually involves the assumption that contexts exhibit, or may exhibit, radically different, incomparable, or incommensurable traits...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 42–47.
Published: 01 January 2011
... differences by psychologists Hazel Markus and Shinobu Kitayama, cited by Roepstorff, indicates extensive conceptual and methodological problems in that tradition of research. It also indicates that, contrary to Roepstorff's description of the new field of cultural neuroscience as a site of cultural-relativist...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2011) 17 (2): 292–305.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Martin Puchner In theater studies, the dramatic text tends to be treated as a remnant of an older and even old-fashioned type of theater that has now been replaced by a “post-dramatic” theater, answering only to the logic of performance. Against that view, the article argues for the continuing...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 415–430.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., then structuralism falls (as Vincent Descombes remarked) under Wittgenstein's objections to treating rules as causes. What this article shows, however, is that this reading of structuralism is misguided. The necessity and justification of introducing structural methods, first in linguistics and then in...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish This article is an ethnographic account of the speculative thought of Jane Roberts, a spirit medium or “channel,” important in New Age religion for the books that she dictated at the behest of a personality named “Seth.” At first, she tried to understand her strange subjectivity in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Terry Eagleton This essay introduces a cluster of articles titled “Devalued Currency: An Elegiac Symposium on Paradigm Shifts.” Eagleton's piece addresses, from a perspective indebted to Walter Benjamin, the notion of Thomas Kuhn that “shifts” in the controlling paradigms of disciplines and...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Peter Valdina The basic argument of this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia is that colonial attitudes toward South Asian religion and Hindus' attitudes toward Western intellectual discourse reveal an ambiguous mix of xenophilia and xenophobia. This articles focuses on...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., whose 1657 letter to Périer argues, on theological and epistemological grounds, for exactly such a separation. The essay argues that a quietism of political interest has several advantages over ordinary consequentialist political advocacy and action, the most important among which is that the former...