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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 536–537.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Adir H. Petel Lerner Ben , The Hatred of Poetry . ( New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , 2016 ), 96 pp. Wood James , The Nearest Thing to Life . ( Waltham, MA : Brandeis University Press , 2015 ), 144 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 361.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Kevin M. F. Platt Neuberger Joan , This Thing of Darkness: Eisenstein’s Ivan the Terrible in Stalin’s Russia ( Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 2019 ), 404 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li tt le R ev ie w s 3 61Joan Neuberger, This Thing of Darkness...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 554–556.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Bill Brown Bogost Ian , Alien Phenomenology, or What It's Like to Be a Thing ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2012 ), 166 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (3): 556–557.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Miguel Tamen Lamb Jonathan , The Things Things Say ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2011 ), 320 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Pierre Bouretz, D’un ton guerrier en...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 23–38.
Published: 01 January 2009
... among the great “positions” of Christendom. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Symposium: Apology for Quietism, Part 1 SANCTA INDIFFERENTIA AND ADIAPHORA “Holy Indifference” and “Things Indifferent” G. R. Evans Quietism brought the individual...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 314–315.
Published: 01 April 2018
...David Cloutier Trentmann Frank , Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First ( New York : Harper , 2016 ), 862 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 543–544.
Published: 01 August 2003
... (autumn 2001): Special Issue on “Things,” ed. Bill Brown Things we say about things usually oscillate between the naive and the senti- mental: our impatience with theories, our hope for better theories. The latter move was once epitomized by Husserl’s well-known motto (“Back to things an invariable...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 437–438.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Miguel Tamen Bromwich David , How Words Make Things Happen ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 ), 113 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li tt le R ev ie w s 4 3 7nity, gentleness, and beauty of animals that have been deemed irrelevant and dis- posable...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 236–239.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Andrew Beatty andrew.beatty@brunel.ac.uk Owen Flanagan , How to Do Things with Emotions: The Morality of Anger and Shame across Cultures ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2022 ), 309 pp. Copyright © 2023 by Duke University Press 2023 Publishers love titles...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 August 2010
... concerned “sage knowledge,” defined as foresight into the development of situations. The sagacious knower sees the disposition of things in an early, incipient form and knows how to intervene with nearly effortless and undetectable (quiet) effectiveness. Whatever the circumstance, the sage handles...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Miguel Tamen Tamen's essay is one of a group of responses to Émilie Hache and Bruno Latour's article “Morality or Moralism?” which advocates our “sensitization” to nonhuman things. Tamen examines the picture of universal reciprocation that Hache and Latour propose, according to which, when I “bow...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 143–162.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing; Jeffrey M. Perl 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...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., and from Socrates's description of a luxurious city, this piece argues that what we are inseparable from are mostly things and persons that our body can go on without. To the extent that such things and persons, and the relationship in which we stand to them, are distinct from our bodies, what we...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (2): 229–238.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Ermanno Bencivenga A logic is a doctrine of the logos, that is, of meaningful discourse; hence the first thing we expect from it is an account of what makes the logos meaningful — of what a meaning is. There is no single such doctrine or account: it is part of the immense richness of meaningful...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 28–45.
Published: 01 January 2014
... structural relations. This is a term that Max Wertheimer, one of the founders of gestalt philosophical psychology, used independently to describe how seeing-as involves seeing into a thing or situation. The present essay suggests that both seeing-as and seeing-into depend on, and develop, sensitivity...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 365–372.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of following a signpost, conceived as an expression of a rule for getting to a destination. Wittgenstein uncovers a threat that we will find it mysterious how one could learn from a signpost which way to go, and he dissolves the threat, not by putting forward philosophical theses, but by reminding us of things...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., but destined ultimately to come undone. What remains, then, is fuzzy thinking. It can be a good thing, the article concludes, to let our thinking about history remain a blur or, at least, to bear in mind that any patterns we recognize in the past are liable to dissolve under a different light. © 2013 by Duke...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 April 2010
... contrasting texts (by Comte-Sponville, Kant, Serres, and Lovelock) in tandem, this article explores what an “objective morality” would look like, and it considers how to compare the Kantian axiology with the actor-network theory's possible definition of a thing-oriented morality. Especially important...