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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 180–199.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Centauri © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Poetry and Fiction WELL UNDER THE SUN Centauri Translated by Tim Wilkinson And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 184–189.
Published: 01 April 2015
... the incompleteness of the knowledge on which we must base collective decisions. © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 knowledge society ignorance information data c olumns: On Fragmentation, Coherence, and Intelligibility WELL-INFORMED­ IGNORANCE Daniel...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 225–231.
Published: 01 April 2017
.... There is a metaphysical component as well to this argument: the xenophobe and xenophile equally presuppose that the identity principle ( a = a ) is applicable to society as well as to mathematics; both assume that each discrete social group is self-identical and differs from all other groups more or less radically...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 348–356.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of the Indian state of Kerala demonstrates that a voluntaristic approach can work as well or better than China’s compulsory “one child policy” in limiting the rapid population growth that contributes to world hunger. Rather, a reasoned solution to the problem of hunger must acknowledge the complementary...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 385–406.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Anne Marie Wolf Examining, for a symposium on xenophilia, the views of some of the period’s most open-minded and tolerant thinkers, as well as the historical development of Christian writers’ treatment of Muslims, this article considers whether the term Islamophilia can be applied to any...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Christopher de Bellaigue This essay is a review of The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran: Rural Revolt and Local Zoroastrianism (2014), the last book that Patricia Crone wrote before she died, as well as an overview of her career and a tribute to her as a great historian of Islam. In Crone's...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (3): 424–438.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was briefly flourishing in Europe, and c) the use of the term in the European philosophical controversy over Spinozism. Faure argues that, in most cases, the European critique of Buddhism was aimed at European enemies. Chan Buddhism in China and Zen in Japan came to be associated with nihilism as well...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 22–31.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael Baxandall Centering on his relationship with Gertrud Bing from 1958 until her death in 1964 — as well as, to a lesser extent, on his relationship with Ernst Gombrich — the author recalls his informal induction during those years into a tradition of thought and an intellectual climate...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 32–49.
Published: 01 January 2012
... itself to be a spectacularly rich resource for twentieth-century cultural and intellectual history. The secretariat was efficient: most everything was kept, letters received as well as copies of letters sent, meaning that the visitor to Woburn Square can sit in a single archive, read both sides...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 198–222.
Published: 01 April 2010
... by? How well do the various versions of the idea that have been articulated so far fit the current and emerging reality of the EU? Attention in the article focuses especially on the pan-European movement that emerged after the unprecedented destruction of World War I. Duke University Press 2010...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 105–123.
Published: 01 January 2008
...William Weber A paradigm shift occurred in musical culture in the early nineteenth century, whereby revered old works—newly called “classics”—began to rival contemporary ones as the guiding authority over taste. This article explores the less well-known composers found on programs in the period...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 124–135.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Glenn Holland Speaking freely is considered an essential component of academic freedom and freedom of inquiry. Unfortunately, historically as well as currently, the right to speak freely has often resulted in polemics and disputes between scholars. But the entire purpose of frankness in speech...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
... some, but not all, so Leo Spitzer has argued, of the multiple senses (physical surrounding, spiritual embrace, air) that Greeks infused into the prefix peri. Ambiguity and ambience (“going around,” “that which surrounds”), as well as the more modern ambivalence (coined in the context of psychonanalysis...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 111–130.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Daoist sources, where a different model of knowing prevails. That model undermines the idea of purposive willing in the service of goals known in advance, and undermines as well the bases for any human or divine activity designed to achieve definite ends. If purpose is not privileged either...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 128–133.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Michael P. Steinberg This essay portrays the “law of the good neighbor” as the principle of the Warburg Library's collections — as the argument for their expansion and coherence, as well as the principle governing the scholarly practice inspired by the Warburg Institute and “Warburg school...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 160–173.
Published: 01 January 2012
... experience, as well as on his sympathy with the reasoned empirical approach of Gombrich, Baxandall, and others at the London Warburg to issues that Aby Warburg had raised when the Library was in Germany. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 SPEAKING OF LILLIPUT? Recollections...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as well as religious, and in religious terms is said to cover not only the Catholic and Protestant quietisms (most properly so called) of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but also the proto-quietisms of the medieval Western church and reputedly quietist aspects of the Gnostic, Eastern...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 January 2009
... as well as his conception of himself as a moral agent in a world of moral possibility. Simone Weil provides a similar version of a quietist waiting with . To an ungenerous “active searching” she opposes a fundamental generosity, a “waiting or attentive and faithful immobility” through which one is able...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 396–403.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Xenophobia at its least reprehensible, he argues, is a fear of ecumenism and its consequences, as well as a fear of one's own conversion — of “turning Turk.” Xenophilia at its most admirable is a pursuit of coherent mixtures where others cannot imagine their possibility. Bits lifted from reputedly pure...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (1): 26–34.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and Jews, during the years 1100–1400, shared a single “religious culture.” The editor replies by showing how the three monotheisms share a religious culture even today in Jerusalem and the Holy Land and that they are developing one as well elsewhere in the world. The author describes the progress toward...