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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... The reviewer traces the dour attitude of mainstream art historians toward Tiepolo to his rivalry for commissions in the 1760s with Anton Raphael Mengs, a representative of the rising Enlightenment cult of virtue and the austere aesthetics of a rising neoclassicism. From that time on, art historians have...
Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 174–179.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Paul Crossley This article traces the roundabout journey of an architectural historian from Cambridge to the Warburg Institute Library, via Cracow, Princeton, and Manchester. The author's early research, into German and Central European architecture, had little to do with Warburgian interests...
Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... toward austerity and equanimity. They gave him a foundation for his life experiments in voluntary simplification and yogic contemplation at Walden Pond. This essay, which is a contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on xenophilia, traces Thoreau’s engagement with ancient Indian works during...
Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 291–311.
Published: 01 April 2018
... was transported to Europe both in relics acquired from the site and in measurements of its length. The footprint, which is both part and whole, both the presence and the absence of the one who leaves it, provides insight into and elaboration of what trace or vestige means to cultural theorists. It therefore sums...
Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 163–164.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Keith Thomas; Jeffrey M. Perl This guest column comprises both a review of the English translation of Carlo Ginzburg’s book Threads and Traces: True False Fictive (2012) and some general comments on the merits and demerits of microhistory as a genre poised between historical writing and fiction...
Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 51–62.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Hanna Segal; Jeffrey M. Perl Segal traces the development and use of the psychoanalytic concept of ambivalence from Eugen Bleuler to Freud to Melanie Klein and Wilfred Bion. Segal’s own argument, ultimately, is that ambivalence is an achievement rather than a problem, though only when...
Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 212–229.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Anders Blok This guest column asks how Bruno Latour has contributed to any present and future refiguring of relations between the sciences and the humanities. To answer the question, it traces three select and shifting figures of knowledge by means of which Latour himself has been charting his...
Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 441–452.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., which was on xenophilia. The content of the earlier symposium met with objections, from contextualists, on the grounds of methodology , and the new symposium questions the methodology of contextualism for the limits that it places on content as well as on normative aims and degree of focus. Tracing...
Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 86–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
... the violent demolition of the Babri Masjid mosque in Ayodhya by militant Hindus, but even at that time she found no trace of such belligerence in the Hindustani musical world. Years later, while conducting research on the Shinto music rituals of her own culture, she discovered a little-known imperial...
Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... Both studies reconstruct genealogies of discourse and practice by which to understand the “crisis” of the humanities, yet they draw disparate lessons from these reconstructions. The review traces the two monographs’ competing accounts of the historical continuity of humanities practices and the moral...
Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (3): 359–365.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Barry Allen; Richard Rorty; Nicholas Gaskill; Chris Voparil; Barbara Herrnstein Smith Abstract This essay introduces a running symposium on the work of Richard Rorty and its legacy fifteen years after his passing. The arc of Rorty's thought defines a trajectory through American pragmatism, tracing...
Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 396–423.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., ritually and religiously sanctioned, order based on strict adherence to caste and gender roles. We first trace the classical roots of the tension between dharma and nīti and then set out how these two bodies of texts came to play distinct and evolving roles in medieval and early modern south India. We...
Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (1): 81–104.
Published: 01 January 2016
... interpretive schools there is a pronounced tendency to rely on simple naturalist epistemology. In contrast, this article offers an interpretation focusing on the structural foundations of violent action. Instead of tracing violent or nonviolent behavior to “human nature,” the origins of violence are linked...
Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 220–236.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Russians tend to scorn, and the intensely emotional and intimate sort of friendship, usually shared in a group rather than a dyad, that Russians consider uniquely their own. Both types, however, have long histories in Russia, which this article undertakes to trace. Intimate friendship appears...
Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 450–532.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... This article traces the development of this thought (the compatibility of knowledge and original becoming) in the work of the classical Confucian and Daoist thinkers, the art-of-war literature, Chan Buddhism, and medieval Neoconfucianism, with an eye to its usefulness for Western philosophy of knowledge. ©...
Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 9–10.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Keith Thomas This guest column comprises both a review of the English translation of Carlo Ginzburg's book Threads and Traces: True False Fictive (2012) and some general comments on the merits and demerits of microhistory as a genre poised between historical writing and fiction. The column...
Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (2): 348–354.
Published: 01 April 2011
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 369–370.
Published: 01 April 2014
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (3): 391–403.
Published: 01 August 2014
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 January 2017
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