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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 August 2005
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 167–168.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Oren Harman Canales Jimena , The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate that Changed Our Understanding of Time ( Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2015 ), 479 pp. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 205–210.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Miguel Tamen In this guest column, the author argues, first, that being at the place of an event does not guarantee that one understands what is going on and, second, that something's happening with or to me does not guarantee that I understand what has occurred. He shows that it is generally...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Mandelstam's Silentium poems), as well as to a more broadly European intellectual context (Arendt and Heidegger, for example), where thinkers understand being in terms of becoming and understand disclosure through speech. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 6...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Guerre brings understanding of the peasant world, which is also important for the trajectory of Luther's Reformation. Knowing about Martin Luther brings knowledge of major religious change, essential to understanding Martin Guerre's village world and what happened in it. Themes of “imposture” and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2014) 20 (1): 14–27.
Published: 01 January 2014
... key concepts — clarity as resonance, metaphor as gestalt shift, meaning as gesture, the overlap between philosophy and poetry, the nature of lyric truth — and suggests that they are essential to an adequate epistemology. These concepts allow us to address serious gaps in our understanding of how...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 229–268.
Published: 01 April 2009
..., is reevaluated with the purpose of limiting the potential of religious law to justify acts of violence. This reevaluation is founded upon an implicit critique of the “liberal” strategies that have sought to control the dangerous potential of religious law. The author proposes an irenic understanding...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2015) 21 (3): 420–436.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Beverly Haviland This contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium on enmity argues that there is more to the problem of enmity than understanding, preventing, and resolving it: one must also recover from it and from its effects. Drawing on a psychoanalytic theory of shame that discriminates...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 431–452.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Peter Skafish This article is an ethnographic account of the speculative thought of Jane Roberts, a spirit medium or “channel,” important in New Age religion for the books that she dictated at the behest of a personality named “Seth.” At first, she tried to understand her strange subjectivity in...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... blind spots for composers then widely performed—Louis Spohr, Thomas Arne, Giovanni Viotti, Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, George Onslow, Louise Farrenc, and Robert Franz, for example. To understand musical life of that time, it is necessary to rethink the language of canon and canonization. The concept of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2010) 16 (2): 346–350.
Published: 01 April 2010
... at” (acknowledge) things, some things bow back at me, and I must treat whatever bows back as if it were like me. Unlike James Lovelock, a passage from whose work they discuss, Hache and Latour understand this picture in a sense that is essentially “honorary.” The picture or premise they propose sets...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... globalization of yoga as we know it today. This article concludes by suggesting that microhistorical work on the activities of translators may aid in understanding the part that local knowledge can play in our global future. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 xenophilia xenophobia yoga translation...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... toward and regress from mutual understanding of Jewish and Muslim undergraduates in a course on Christianity that he teaches at an Israeli university. He offers, in addition, documentary, anecdotal, and personal evidence of Jewish and Christian Islamophilia, Muslim and Christian philo-Semitism, and...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2018) 24 (1): 56–89.
Published: 01 January 2018
... intervals, even I am a yogin. ” But what did he mean in saying so? Thoreau’s understanding of the term yoga derived entirely from ancient Indian texts. In the 1840s, he read avidly and empathetically in key Indic works such as the Laws of Manu and the Bhagavad Gita . Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s notion...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 220–228.
Published: 01 April 2012
... boundaries a healthy alternative to rigidly maintaining them. But what precisely does the metaphor of “blurring” imply? By unpacking the varieties of visual experiences that are normally grouped under this rubric, this essay seeks to provide some precision to our understanding of the implications of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2012) 18 (3): 433–450.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the outskirts of Maputo, the article challenges conventional understandings of relational forms as the connective “glue” holding together exterior and, to a certain extent, autonomous elements. In southern Mozambique, ancestral spirits intervene in the lives of their descendants as interior agentive...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 255–266.
Published: 01 April 2012
... “blurred genres” is used to think through the fuzzy properties of this period's bilingualism and to argue that to understand the boundaries between English and French as blurred is revealing of the linguistic and social tensions that were the product of conflict between two closely intertwined cultures...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 351–379.
Published: 01 April 2013
... own understanding of “self” and his or her acknowledgment of another individual. But it would be their mutual recognition of separateness as the condition of possibility for communication — for sharing worlds — that would ground the ethical relationship between them. Not just interested in matters of...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 399–410.
Published: 01 August 2013
... a memorial to him. The conversation highlights Frank's representation of Dostoevsky as a critic and a satirist of the nihilist intelligentsia of nineteenth-century Russia — a portrayal that runs counter to the understanding and use of his writings and his characters by Marxists, Nietzscheans...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... second millennium, yoga was practiced widely among Sufis, who adapted it in surprising and idiosyncratic ways to make it compatible with their own Islamic philosophies. Nicholson concludes with an appeal for a more nuanced understanding of religious contact that goes beyond the pejorative term syncretism...