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Common Knowledge (1 August 2008) 14 (3): 502.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Douglas Mao Angela Leighton, On Form: Poetry, Aestheticism, and the Legacy of a Word (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), 288 pp. Duke University Press 2008 LITTLE REVIEWS Thomas Laird, The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama (New York...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2009) 15 (2): 208–209.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Caroline Walker Bynum Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints' Stories and the Western Imagination , trans. Jane Marie Todd (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 352 pp. Duke University Press 2009 Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 141–171.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Anna Wierzbicka This essay argues that, since Kant wrote in German and since German has no word for “right” corresponding in meaning to the English word, it is a case of conceptual anglocentrism to say, as many anglophone philosophers do, that Kant reformulated the foundations of ethics by...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 140–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
...George Bornstein Foster R. F. , Words Alone: Yeats and His Inheritances ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2011 ), 236 pp. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 LITTLE REVIEWS Robin Fox, The Tribal Imagination...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2017) 23 (2): 325–344.
Published: 01 April 2017
... UNFINISHED BUSINESS WHEN METAPHYSICAL WORDS BLOSSOM Pierre and Hélène Clastres on Guarani Thought Renato Sztutman Translated by Julia Frajtag Sauma This essay is about neither the Guarani people nor the work of Pierre and Hélène Clastres. Rather, it concerns the nature of the...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2017) 23 (3): 549.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Marina Vanzolini Kopenawa Davi and Albert Bruce , The Falling Sky: Words of a Yanomami Shaman , trans. Elliot Nicholas and Dundy Alison . ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2013 ), 648 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2018) 24 (2): 316–317.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Anthony Pagden Subrahmanyam Sanjay , Europe’s India: Words, People, Empires, 1500 – 1800 ( Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2017 ), 416 pp. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 ...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... week, some students requested the use of “trigger warnings” before the utterance of words like rape . The instructor and her teaching assistant Katharine Wallerstein individually give their views of this disconcerting experience and comment on the difficulties of teaching critical thinking in the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2015) 21 (1): 123.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Miguel Tamen Morson Gary Saul , The Words of Others: From Quotations to Culture . ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2011 ), 352 pp. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 106–116.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Christopher S. Wood “ Dromenon ” was and is the rubric governing the fourth and final floor of Aby Warburg's Library. The word means “the thing done,” “the action,” and in the context of the Greek Mysteries referred to rites, as opposed to words and images. In the Warburg Library in London...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 65–87.
Published: 01 January 2013
... emotional force of a visual presentation is diminished or even destroyed by the generalizing classifications that verbal thinking entails. Sensation suffers from any reconstitution in words. “Watch Out for Thinking” focuses on the views of two critics (Clement Greenberg, Charles Harrison) and two artists...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 January 2013
...Karen Pinkus In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Fuzzy Studies: On the Consequence of Blur,” the words ambiguity, ambivalence , and ambience are shown to share the common prefix, from Latin, ambi -, defined in most modern dictionaries as “around, on both sides.” Ambi captures...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 424–445.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Bakhtinian apology for quietism and seeks to contribute to recent work in Common Knowledge on that subject. Bakhtin's conception of reticence is usefully understood with reference to threshold situations: in withholding a future word, a human being hovers on the borders of nonbeing and being, on the borders...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 490–505.
Published: 01 August 2013
... yoga is an essentially Hindu practice, making their case by appealing to the Yoga Sutras, a text by the Sanskrit author Patanjali. However, on closer examination, the Yoga Sutras seem to exist in a fuzzy, indeterminate space that is not quite “Hindu” in the way the word is understood today. For...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
... continuously essayed. As he writes: “The question, in other words, is [no longer] whether worldviews are commensurable. The question is whether we should do what it takes—all that it takes—to communicate and reconcile with those we fear. . . . But whoever—let us admit it—takes on the task is going to end up...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 13–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
... assumption, several others likewise become untenable, including the assumption that precise meanings for words or concepts are available in principle. Objectivism and relativism are claimed to be equally chimerical. Copyright © 1994 1994 objectivity relativism cultural difference ...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2019) 25 (1-3): 341–345.
Published: 01 April 2019
... nations, and there is no way past E. M. Forster’s dictum, in Howard’s End , that “We are not concerned with the very poor. They are unthinkable and only to be approached by the statistician or the poet.” Most of Rorty’s essay focuses on works of Forster demonstrating that, in Rorty’s words, “tenderness...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... symptoms of Warburg's psychosis, which uncannily prefigure real historical terrors, this article represents the lecture as (in Warburg's words) a powerful “seismograph” of the European soul. Placing us at Warburg's writing desk at the pivotal moment of the author's cure-by-writing, the title page also...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 214–222.
Published: 01 April 2014
... perception or imagination-enriched perception, (c) issues in the analysis of meaning down to constituent parts and the problematic legacy of atomistic approaches to word-meaning, (d) the inflection of experience across time and across context and the role of sensibility in both perception and linguistic...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2014) 20 (2): 296–336.
Published: 01 April 2014
... writing marginalia for his own later use while reading. Thus, the historian does all the archival work necessary for readers to arrive at their own hypotheses about how rurality related to urbanity in fifteenth-century Suffolk and, perhaps, also about the meaning of the word urbane . © 2014 by Duke...