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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Joseph Leo Koerner This essay finds its departure point in a title page that Aby Warburg (1866 – 1929) drafted for his lecture on the Pueblo Indians. Through the labyrinthine thought pathways evidenced by this much-amended and overwritten typescript, it explores the relation between reason...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 422–481.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Matthew Mutter Abstract J. M. Coetzee's trilogy of novels with Jesus in their titles, published between 2013 and 2019, has bewildered many reviewers. This essay review proposes that that bewilderment stems from a misconception of the novels’ allegorical dimension and of the possible meanings evoked...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 96–110.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Michael D. Jackson This memoiristic essay is a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Fuzzy Studies: On the consequence of blur.” While probing his personal memories and making a case for devaluing our intellectual constructs, the author, an anthropologist, examines paintings...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 415–429.
Published: 01 August 2018
... together the work of ancient and medieval historians, to examine their own positions vis-à-vis the discipline of history and to reflect on its political and rhetorical aspects. The seminar, titled “Jews, Pagans, and Christians Write History in Antiquity,” was meant to question, through self-reflexive...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (3): 375–388.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Linda Safran; Adam S. Cohen This article describes two different sessions taught at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts by Linda Safran and Adam S. Cohen as part of a three-year J. Paul Getty Foundation “Connecting Art Histories” initiative titled “Global and Postglobal Perspectives on Medieval Art...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 332–338.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Jeffrey M. Perl; Jeffrey M. Perl This introduction to the third and final part of the Common Knowledge symposium “Unsocial Thought, Uncommon Lives” (13:1 [Winter 2007]: 33–39) is reprinted here in a special issue of representative pieces from the journal’s first twenty-five years. The title...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 278–284.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., and he considers as well the pressures generated by the development of online publication. He further tells cautionary tales, from his own experience, that underscore how important it is that the public stewards of scholarship and literature at academic presses not make hasty decisions about what titles...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 39–64.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Dionigi Albera This essay responds to Jeffrey Perl’s introduction to a long-term project of Common Knowledge titled “Xenophilia: Symposium on Xenophobia’s Contrary.” (Perl’s introduction, “Self-Identity and Ambivalence,” appears in CK 23, no. 2 [May 2017]: 225–31.) Responding to a cue from Perl...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Jeffrey M. Perl Abstract In this piece, the editor of Common Knowledge introduces a long‐term project titled “Antipolitics: Symposium in Memory of György Konrád.” Konrád, who died in 2019, was a founding member of the Common Knowledge editorial board, and the symposium is meant to find present‐day...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 216–223.
Published: 01 May 2022
...György Konrád; Jim Tucker Abstract Originally published in Common Knowledge 11, no. 2 (Fall 2005), this essay is reprinted in 2022 as the prelude to the first installment of a project titled “Antipolitics” and dedicated to the author's memory. “To really know” what a writer “is like,” Konrád writes...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 488–499.
Published: 01 September 2016
... exclusive and jointly exhaustive; the two categories form a dichotomy, and thus the rejection of absolutism is a necessary and sufficient condition for the embrace of relativism and vice versa. Daniel Paksi, in a essay titled “Relativism or Absolutism? David Bloor and the Snares of an Unfortunate Dichotomy...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 411–422.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Colin Richmond The author here extends a dialogue with Jeffrey M. Perl, published in the Spring 2010 issue of Common Knowledge , under the title “`Decorate the Dungeon.'” That dialogue concerns whether Thomas More could have avoided martyrdom though he acted with heroic quietism during...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2011) 17 (2): 221–230.
Published: 01 April 2011
..., the essay suggests that a wider array of choices exists for legal interpretation than the usual alternative between originalism or literalism, on the one hand, and intuitionism, on the other hand. Contributions to the symposium (titled “Between Text and Performance”) emphasize what Roger Moseley calls...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 231–246.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Philip Gossett This article—part of a Common Knowledge symposium titled “Between Text and Performance”—argues that the publication of a new edition of Il barbiere di Siviglia in Works of Gioachino Rossini (Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel) offers an excellent opportunity to reflect upon the written text...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 77–81.
Published: 01 January 2011
... between the scientist and the phenomenon she studies. According to Stengers, the comparison, which establishes rapport, is a crucial ingredient in good science. In the context of a symposium titled “Comparative Relativism,” perhaps the crucial point to make about what characterizes Stengers's matter...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (1): 87–103.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Marilyn Strathern This article exploits the “binary license” offered by the title of the symposium in which it appears (“Comparative Relativism”) as a kind of promise of connection. The author suggests, however tentatively, that in the challenge of heterogeneity, fractality, perspective/-alism...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 450–532.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Barry Allen In this monograph-length article, which inaugurates a multipart symposium titled “Fuzzy Studies,” the significance and virtues of blur are investigated through the whole history of Chinese intellectual tradition. In the Western tradition, the blur of becoming seems to disqualify...