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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 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 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 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 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 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 2011) 17 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 January 2011
... other words, do we draw the line, procedurally, between “us” and “them”? Candea argues that keeping this problematic and perhaps irresolvable question in view is the specific role of an “endo-anthropology” (the impossible figure of an “anthropology at home”), which is the necessary counterpart of...
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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 August 2014) 20 (3): 511–517.
Published: 01 August 2014
... practiced is among the “softest” modes of explanation — since it consists of the unending and unlimited pursuit of the contexts in which actions, words, and processes have been situated and need to be studied — and that the more there are of these, the more meanings the actions may bear and the fewer...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 181–189.
Published: 01 May 2016
... way of introducing the sixth and final installment of the Common Knowledge symposium “Peace by Other Means,” this essay proposes that Leigh Fermor's narrative be understood in terms of commerce, rather than consensus. It concludes by examining Ezra Pound's use of the word commerce in his poem “A Pact...
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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 2012) 18 (3): 419–432.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., wool , and fudge ), he reserves the word blur for the kind that results from de-differentiating objects or qualities or states of affairs whose differences have been overstated. To refine what blur is and is not, he compares kinds of unclarity found in images by Giotto, Rubens, Hokusai, Kunitora, Manet...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 249–254.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., current when Christianity was the default position of religious discourse, and now largely obsolete. It is best to retain the word pagan but to concede that it is merely a pis aller . © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Symposium: Fuzzy Studies, Part 2 THE...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 217–223.
Published: 01 April 2013
... speaker sympathizes perhaps unconsciously). Enlightenment, in other words, is not as it appears to be, for rationalists too insist on their caprice. Hyperrationality, it is argued, can be a form of madness, a mania over clarity, distinctions, rules, principles, and unquestionable truths. Examples from...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2013) 19 (2): 224–236.
Published: 01 April 2013
... through serious crises and even where preservation entails substantial loss. By taking the word culture to refer to any group of individuals who closely cooperate over an extended period, this article evaluates mathematicians and mathematics as its main example. The assessment of the enterprise of...