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Common Knowledge (2005) 11 (3): 493–494.
Published: 01 August 2005
... While some environmentalists trailed the last Spix’s through the caatinga caatinga the Spix’s through last the trailed someenvironmentalists While Understanding September 11 September...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and 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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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 (2022) 28 (1): 61–65.
Published: 01 January 2022
... that enables us to understand it. . . . The need, then, is not for the context that intellectual, cultural, and social historians might provide, but for the aid of phenomenologists, because what we are hoping to understand is—in the words of Thomas Nagel's essay ‘What Is It Like to Be a Bat?’—a ‘fundamentally...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 308–332.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Christians in Cappadocia. These testimonies, taken from Orthodox Christians who lived in Turkey prior to the exchange of populations between Turkey and Greece in 1923, help us to understand how the sharing of religious calendars resulted in feelings of belonging to a single collectivity. Copyright © 2020...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 230–250.
Published: 01 April 2020
... extensions and transformations, it offers an instructive case for understanding the potentials and dynamics of traveling texts and ideas—and of their relation to existing disciplinary formations—as ecologies of knowledge change. This article examines the reception and adaptation of Latour’s ideas in two...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., this full-length monograph, serialized in installments, argues that the contextualist focus on a single and time-limited “epistemic field” has resulted in a less than adequately ramified understanding of the poetry of John Donne, George Herbert, Aemilia Lanyer, and John Milton. What the contextualist...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 86–103.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Michiko Urita This autobiographical, sociological, and musicological essay, written for a symposium on xenophilia, concerns how the love of a foreign culture can lead to a better understanding and renewed love of one’s own. The author, a Japanese musicologist, studied Hindustani music with North...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 280–308.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Erika Supria Honisch Abstract This article uses music and the discourse about music to understand the practice of tolerance in Prague during the period immediately preceding the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War. Drawing on Las ensaladas (Prague, 1581), a collection of vernacular polyphony compiled...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 368–421.
Published: 01 August 2021
...” of the “great mystery” of the Incarnation, Milton argues in De Doctrina Christiana , should encourage the reader's mind to stand on “guard from the outset” against the tendency to make “rash or hasty assertions.” The urge to tamper with, pry into, add to, or hasten to understand the signifiers of divine meaning...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
... 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 Jewish and Muslim...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
... 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 canonization...