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Common Knowledge (1 September 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 COMMON KNOWLEDGE 536...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 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, D’un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co (Paris...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 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 philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co (Paris: Gallimard, 2010), 592 pp...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 to a state of “holy indifference” where...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (1 August 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 it with...
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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 Athenian Practice to American Worship (Berkeley: University of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 543–544.
Published: 01 August 2003
... introduction might have “gone on too long and frightened off some potential readers with all its highfalutin talk about the limits of reason and the hermeneutic circle.” Coraggio! —David Blackbourn Critical Inquiry 28.1 (autumn 2001): Special Issue on “Things,” ed. Bill Brown Things we say about...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 365–372.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of things we already knew about signposts. Insofar as the point of Wittgenstein's procedure is to give philosophy peace, the label “quietism” fits. I take issue with readings of Wittgenstein's quietism that represent him as uncovering a need for positive philosophical work, but using quietism as a...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 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 are...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 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 (1 January 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 to...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 381–395.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Andrew Pickering This Common Knowledge guest column concerns performance , understood in its simple ur-sense of “doing things” in the world. It continues the author's analysis, in his book The Mangle of Practice (1995), of cultural evolution as a “dance of agency”: a performative, decentered, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
... thinking, 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...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 348–364.
Published: 01 August 2009
... perspective; we should not think of it as a feature purportedly inherent in the very nature of things. It is salutary to remember cases where the “ought” is so relativized, say to an undesirable end, that it identifies no reason for action. The nature of the relation does not change when it is relativized to...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 395–411.
Published: 01 August 2009
....” Schopenhauer does indeed say much the same thing as Tolstoy says in his epilogue and elsewhere about history and the will. Each of these authors argues that history is not progressing and that it is not governed by the actions of individual political or military leaders alone, but by the infinitely many...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2009) 15 (3): 412–437.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and determinism on Wilde's gospel of inaction, as well as Pater's adaptation of the Winckelmannian view that people and things express their nature most truly when still, one speaker wonders whether aesthetic experience gains some of its significance from its affiliation with leisure. The other...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 22–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a new question raised in this latest grouping of articles. Can there be such a thing as a “ mezza voce quietism”? Can there be activist quietists or quietist activists or active teachers of quietism without self-contradiction? Perl takes Gandhi and “passive resistance” as his own test case...