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Common Knowledge (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 (2009) 15 (2): 208–209.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Caroline Walker Bynum Little Reviews Aviad Kleinberg, Flesh Made Word: Saints’ Stories and the Western Imagination, trans. Jane Marie Todd (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008), 352 pp. Scholars have been fascinated by the saints for well over...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (3): 437–438.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Miguel Tamen Bromwich David , How Words Make Things Happen ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 ), 113 pp. Copyright © 2020 Duke University Press 2020 Li tt le R ev ie w s 4 3 7nity, gentleness, and beauty of animals that have been deemed irrelevant and dis- posable...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (1): 91–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
... 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 current political...
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Common Knowledge (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 (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...
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Common Knowledge (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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 1–8.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., is 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 (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 (2019) 25 (1-3): 13–20.
Published: 01 April 2019
... that 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 (2020) 26 (3): 373–384.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., the Talmudic Rabbis cannot imagine, or that they ignore, corporeal pleasure; it is rather that the erotic experience of Torah is the same pleasure but, at least for them, even stronger. This piece concludes, therefore, that a term like xenophilia , which incorporates the word love ( philia...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (3): 422–481.
Published: 01 August 2021
...”: that is, on whether the vertiginous depths of analogy participate in an underlying substrate of meaning, recognizable as “the Word of God.” Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 J. M. Coetzee analogy allegory recognition secularism The Childhood of Jesus, The Schooldays of Jesus, The Death...
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Common Knowledge (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...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 62–67.
Published: 01 January 2014
... achieve a preverbal intuition of its meaning, the article suggests that, when we attend carefully to the words of the poem, we will be intriguingly perplexed. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Colloquium: Lyric Philosophy, Exempla and Responsa “NOW I GET...
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Common Knowledge (2012) 18 (1): 86–105.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and 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 (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...