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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 August 2005) 11 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 August 2005
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 171–175.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... Knowing about Martin 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...
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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 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 2019) 25 (1-3): 76–91.
Published: 01 April 2019
... between conviction and skepticism (or orthodox and unorthodox views) and the question of how best to understand the phenomenon of fundamentally clashing and arguably incommensurable beliefs. These encounters and questions are usefully addressed and illuminated, Smith suggests, by constructivist...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 92–103.
Published: 01 April 2019
... involve the redirection of humanity away from its self-understanding as progressively approaching a metaphysical truth that is eternal and toward the acceptance of an already existing “polytheism of values,” where truth is a contingent and changing product of discursiveness. A society that structures its...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 126–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... understand that it was not Pasteur alone who altered the representation of fermentation; the fermentation itself modified its manifestation. Hence there is historicity not only on the human side of scientific discovery—the story of Pasteur and his yeast —but also historicity on the nonhuman side—the story of...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 259–270.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Stanley N. Katz; Jeffrey M. Perl This essay asks the question “What would it mean to be a just university?” and answers to that the question may be understood in two ways. One way to understand “just” is procedural, having to do with internal governance and ensuring that a university’s policies are...
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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 2011) 17 (1): 151–154.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Debbora Battaglia These comments on Eduardo Viveiros de Castro's article, “Zeno and the Art of Anthropology,” emphasize, first, his engagement with ideas of Gilles Deleuze that open to the political dimension of Amerindian perspectivism and to a “multinatural” understanding of human-to-environment...