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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 450–462.
Published: 01 August 2004
...Bruno Latour Duke University Press 2004 Symposium: Talking Peace with Gods, Part 1 WHOSE COSMOS, WHICH COSMOPOLITICS? Comments on the Peace Terms of Ulrich Beck Bruno Latour Blessed are the peacemakers. It is always...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 216–223.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of political detention.” In an overview of the writer's life, he describes any act of writing as like scratching one's initials “into the brick of a prison wall” in an effort “to avoid dying completely.” The editors of Common Knowledge , of whose editorial board Konrád was a founding member, chose to reprint...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
... by formulating them in terms of the “right” rather than the “good.” Further, the essay shows how the German word Pflicht , central to Kant's ethics, does not correspond in meaning to the English word duty , whose cultural roots lie in English Puritanism. More generally, the argument is that, ultimately, “common...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (3): 385–392.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., while ontology is an unconscious possession of any people, metaphysics is a demanding speculative discipline whose becoming an object of anthropology suggests that indigenous peoples consciously deal with questions about what is real and what is not in ways so impressive and sophisticated that they can...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (1): 22–30.
Published: 01 January 2010
... that Gandhi was a teacher of quietism and that satyagraha was a type of moral education directed at those (first the South Africans, then, more momentously, the British in India) whose spirits were imperiled by their self-confident certainty and whose manners were spoiled by their indelicacy and intrusiveness...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 303–324.
Published: 01 April 2017
... on yoga, whose macrohistory comprises a global case of xenophilia, beginning with Vivekananda's address at the World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago and still ongoing today. Before that watershed speech in 1893, however, indigenous scholars were translating Sanskrit texts into Bengali as part...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (1): 59–71.
Published: 01 January 2023
... way, Rorty relied heavily on the ideas of Thomas Kuhn. The article surveys the development of science studies since Kuhn's day, sketching an intellectual genealogy for Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers, whose work addresses—much more directly than Rorty's—current concerns with the climate crisis...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (1): 16–28.
Published: 01 January 2008
... of composition. In it, she reviews the stance of feminist literary criticism toward religion and finds it to be generally negative. She regrets that feminist critics see in religion mostly a means of subordinating women to men, given that most of the writers whose work they explicate were themselves fervently...
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Common Knowledge (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 up, they admit...
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Common Knowledge (2013) 19 (1): 164–170.
Published: 01 January 2013
... both Calasso and the reviewer is whether Tiepolo, whose ceiling frescoes are without gravity—their “antigravity” draws the painted figures upward—is an artist without gravitas . The reviewer supports Calasso's argument that the thirty-two etchings comprising the Capricci and Scherzi make it absurd...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (1): 7–22.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., whose 1657 letter to Périer argues, on theological and epistemological grounds, for exactly such a separation. The essay argues that a quietism of political interest has several advantages over ordinary consequentialist political advocacy and action, the most important among which is that the former...
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Common Knowledge (2018) 24 (2): 190–217.
Published: 01 April 2018
... is trivialization: a “kind of thought that banalizes everything.” For Bergoglio, both the rapid change that relativistic thinking can occasion and the fear of such change are banal, given that the church and the world are in the hands of the Holy Spirit, whose intent is to multiply diversity, so that the fullness...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 123–125.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Knowledge , in whose twenty-fifth anniversary issue this essay appears. T. S. Kuhn Kuhnianism irrationalism scientific method positivism philosophy of science Copyright © 1997 1997 ...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 21–42.
Published: 01 April 2019
... cultural models, Amerindian perspectivism holds that human and nonhuman species possess a common values system and cultural framework. While this commonality is ordinarily obscured by biologically grounded, perceptual differences, the gap in perspective may be bridged by shamans, whose gift of adopting...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 384–400.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... The cosmopolitan possibilities of empire, as opposed to narrower definitions of national belonging, would shape the life of Etienne Roboly,” whose complicated existence in Egypt—as a citizen of both or neither the French state and/nor the Ottoman—is the focus of this study. The author asks her readers to glean...
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Common Knowledge (2019) 25 (1-3): 167–170.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., 2010) for deftly tying the apparently idiosyncratic stories of a transported convict and the noble family whose scion he impersonated to more pervasive dynamics in nineteenth-century British imperial culture. microhistory Kirsten McKenzie Natalie Zemon Davis Sir Keith Thomas historical...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 12–38.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Adeena Assif There is a strain of Freudians whose existence continues to go unrec-ognized by the intellectual public and unacknowledged by the members themselves. Of these, only Stanley Cavell was unaccredited as a psychoanalyst, but he, along with Adam Phillips, Christopher Bollas, and Jonathan...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 298–307.
Published: 01 April 2020
... religion. This essay details examples found in Cape Verde, whose creole society developed from the admixture of its Portuguese settlers and its formerly enslaved African population. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Cape Verde, like many other countries in the “global South,” emerged as a scene of fierce...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 January 2021
... approach misses is that even the religious discourses of the period were tied to a long and in no way local epistemological debate about signs and their meaning, whose roots are to be found in Greek and Latin rhetorical theory. This first installment of “Tokens of Love” commences a discussion of the role...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (2): 176–251.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that no contextualist map of religious identities allows for their miscibility or even collocation. Notoriously resistant to psychological and phenomenological interests, contextualism has no place for an early seventeenth-century Christian writer whose concern is less to join a school of thought on the Real Presence...