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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Richard Shiff This article, a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” documents how some modern artists and critics have argued against any sort of verbal thinking about art. Beyond describing works of visual art and pronouncing on their relative...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 139–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Amanda Anderson Kahneman Daniel , Thinking Fast and Slow . ( New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux , 2011 ), 499 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas J. Heffernan, The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity (Oxford: Oxford...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 August 2003
...Jed Perl Duke University Press 2003 THE ARTIST IN CONFLICT Ways of Thinking about Style Jed Perl Leonardo da Vinci, that master of polished lyrical effects, believed that many artists of his day were far too fond of their...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 498.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., blockbusters coming out faster than you could absorb them? Here are two items to help you think about the problem. A pamphlet in English, a cry of anguish from the longtime humanities editor at Harvard University Press. And an amazingly civilized report in...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2003) 9 (3): 551.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). —Belle Randall Walter D. Mignolo, Local Histories/Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges, and Border Thinking 551 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000), 371 pp. There is no modernity without coloniality. Hence there are two critiques of modernity...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 January 2011
...John Q. Stilwell Frederick Schauer, Thinking Like A Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009), 256 pp. Duke University Press 2011 LITTLE REVIEWS Steve Pincus, 1688: The First Modern Revolution (New Haven...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 humanistic invention transformative humanities futurology “death of the author” manifestos COLUMNS INVENTIVE THINKING IN THE HUMANITIES Mikhail Epstein When introducing...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 555.
Published: 01 August 2010
...William M. Chace Michèle Lamont, How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009), 330 pp. Duke University Press 2010 LITTLE REVIEWS Sarah McNamer, Affective Meditation and the Invention of Medieval...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 527–539.
Published: 01 August 2014
... infra critique requires that the “good faith analyst” make her own ontological commitments explicit and accept responsibility for making judgments. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Unfinished Business WORKING WITH THOSE WHO THINK...
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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 2008) 14 (3): 353–364.
Published: 01 August 2008
... should be to occasion (and experience) surprise. Like Arendt, we should candidly express “the bliss of thought” as we think and write. On this basis, the political arena can become “a space for self-analysis and (by analogy with psychoanalysis) continuous rebirth.” And it is only on this basis, Kristeva...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 257–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Danielle Allen Jan Zwicky's fertile essays expose by contrast the aridity of much contemporary writing about the point of humanistic endeavor and intellectual life. Thinking, in her account, is importantly the work of imagination. The more common focus on critical thinking, in arguments on behalf...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2011) 17 (1): 31–36.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to defuse some of the unfair thoughts that have fueled the antirelativist industry in academia, then how might one think of the character of such “anti-anti-“moves themselves? What manner of academic debate does a properly relative notion of relativity allow for? The response herein to these...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 451–463.
Published: 01 September 2015
... posthuman risks posed by radioactive waste. Conventional models of risk and threat are inadequate to thinking through the problems of temporality raised by nuclear materials: those problems may well require the speculative resources of fiction if we are even to begin conceptualizing them. Millet's novel is...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 393–414.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish In this conversation, Brazilian anthropologist, philosopher, and political activist Eduardo Viveiros de Castro offers an overview of his thinking, both past and present. After explaining why initially he argued that ontology should be a topic of anthropologists, he discusses his more...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... canonization and the concept of the masterpiece have narrowed musical thinking harmfully. We need to look back at the fruitful collegiality that existed between canonic and contemporary music in the early nineteenth century, involving as it did a wide array of composers and tastes not yet bound by rigid...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 134–148.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the context of the Warburg Institute, is connected not only to Aby Warburg's ideas on Nachleben der Antike and Mnemosyne , but also to the organization and holdings of the Warburg Institute Library. Working in the Warburg Library gives architectural historians the intellectual space to think about...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in two different ways, which (adapting terminology from Euclid) are described here as theorematic and problematic. Some think that Feynman’s experiment was a theorematic demonstration, a demonstration of the truth of a hypothesis. In this analysis, however, the experiment and, indeed, most of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... trivialization: a “kind of thought that banalizes everything.” For Bergoglio, both the rapid change that relativistic thinking can occasion and the fear of such change are banal, given that the church and the world are in the hands of the Holy Spirit, whose intent is to multiply diversity, so that the fullness...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2018) 24 (3): 366–374.
Published: 01 August 2018
... professional and pedagogical challenges involved in organizing the class and the strategies employed to encourage critical reflection and historical thinking among the students. In addition, the author explores his own insecurities as a teacher and explains the means that, over many years of teaching this...