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  1. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2014). Review of Bruno Latour, *An Inquiry Into Modes of Existence". [REVIEW] Common Knowledge 20 (3):491-493.
     
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  2. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2012). Cognitively Unnatural Science? In Simen Andersen Øyen & Tone Lund-Olsen (eds.), Sacred Science?: On Science and its Interrelations with Religious Worldviews. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
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  3. Casper Bruun Jensen, Barbara Herrnstein Smith, G. E. R. Lloyd, Martin Holbraad, Andreas Roepstorff, Isabelle Stengers, Helen Verran, Steven D. Brown, Brit Ross Winthereik, Marilyn Strathern, Bruce Kapferer, Annemarie Mol, Morten Axel Pedersen, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Matei Candea, Debbora Battaglia & Roy Wagner (2011). Introduction: Contexts for a Comparative Relativism. Common Knowledge 17 (1):1-12.
    This introduction to the Common Knowledge symposium titled “Comparative Relativism” outlines a variety of intellectual contexts where placing the unlikely companion terms comparison and relativism in conjunction offers analytical purchase. If comparison, in the most general sense, involves the investigation of discrete contexts in order to elucidate their similarities and differences, then relativism, as a tendency, stance, or working method, usually involves the assumption that contexts exhibit, or may exhibit, radically different, incomparable, or incommensurable traits. Comparative studies are required to (...)
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  4. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2011). Chinese Comparisons and Questionable Acts. Common Knowledge 17 (1):42-47.
    In this response to comments on “The Chimera of Relativism,” her article in the same Common Knowledge issue, by cognitive neuroscientist Andreas Roepstorff, classicist G. E. R. Lloyd, and anthropologist Martin Holbraad, Smith begins by describing her experiences visiting China in 1983 as a scholar of comparative literature. This account is meant to illustrate and reinforce Lloyd's cautions regarding the hazards of intercultural—here, Chinese-Western—comparisons in studies of culture and cognition. Examination of a foundational study in East-West cultural/cognitive differences by psychologists (...)
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  5. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2011). The Chimera of Relativism a Tragicomedy. Common Knowledge 17 (1):13-26.
    In this contribution to the Common Knowledge symposium “Comparative Relativisim,” Smith argues that relativism is a chimera, half straw man, half red herring. Over the past century, she shows, objections to the supposed position so named have typically involved either crucially improper paraphrases of general observations of the variability and contingency of human perceptions, interpretations, and judgments or dismaying inferences gratuitously drawn from such observations. More recently, the label relativism has been elicited by the display, especially by anthropologists or historians, (...)
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  6. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2009). Review of Steven Shapin, The Scientific Life. [REVIEW] London Review of Books 31 (3):10-12.
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  7. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2007). Relativism, Today and Yesterday. Common Knowledge 13 (2-3):227-249.
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  8. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2006). Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human. Duke University Press.
    Introduction: Scandals of Knowledge -- Pre-Post-Modern Relativism -- Netting Truth: Ludwik Fleck's Constructivist Genealogy -- Cutting-Edge Equivocation: Conceptual Moves and Rhetorical Strategies in Contemporary Anti-Epistemology -- Disciplinary Cultures and Tribal Warfare: The Sciences and the Humanities Today -- Super Natural Science: The Claims of Evolutionary Psychology -- Animal Relatives, Difficult Relations.
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  9. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2004). Animal Relatives, Difficult Relations. Differences 15 (1):1-20.
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  10. Judith Jarvis Thomson, Philip Fisher, Martha C. Nussbaum, J. B. Schneewind & Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2003). Goodness and Advice. Princeton University Press.
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  11. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2002). Cutting-Edge Equivocation: Conceptual Moves and Rhetorical Strategies in Contemporary Anti-Epistemology". South Atlantic Quarterly 101 (1):187-212.
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  12. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2002). Reply to an Analytic Philosopher. South Atlantic Quarterly 101 (1):229-242.
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  13. Barbara Herrnstein Smith & Noretta Koertge (1999). Reviews-Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Intellectual Controversy. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 50 (3):508-513.
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  14. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1997). Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy. Harvard University Press.
  15. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1996). Unloading the Self-Refutation Charge. In Roger T. Ames & Wimal Dissanayake (eds.), Self and Deception: A Cross-Cultural Philosophical Enquiry. Albany: SUNY Press.
     
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  16. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1994). The Unquiet Judge: Activism Without Objectivism in Law and Politics. In Allan Megill (ed.), Rethinking Objectivity. Duke University Press.
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  17. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1991). Belief and Resistance: A Symmetrical Account. Critical Inquiry 18 (1):125.
    Questions of evidence—including the idea, still central to what could be called informal epistemology, that our beliefs and claims are duly corrected by our encounters with autonomously resistant objects —are inevitably caught up in views of how beliefs, generally, are produced, maintained, and transformed. In recent years, substantially new accounts of these cognitive dynamics—and, with them, more or less novel conceptions of what we might mean by “beliefs”—have been emerging from various nonphilosophical fields as well as from within disciplinary epistemology. (...)
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  18. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1990). The Unquiet Judge Relativism and Legal/Political Agency. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
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  19. Robin West & Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1990). Relativism, Objectivity, and Law. Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.
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  20. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1983). Contingencies of Value. Critical Inquiry 10 (1):1.
    One of the major effects of prohibiting or inhibiting explicit evaluation is to forestall the exhibition and obviate the possible acknowledgment of divergent systems of value and thus to ratify, by default, established evaluative authority. It is worth noting that in none of the debates of the forties and fifties was the traditional academic canon itself questioned, and that where evaluative authority was not ringingly affirmed, asserted, or self-justified, it was simply assumed. Thus Frye himself could speak almost in one (...)
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  21. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1980). Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories. Critical Inquiry 7 (1):213.
    . . . I should like to review and summarize the preceding general points: 1. For any particular narrative, there is no single basically basic story subsisting beneath it but, rather, an unlimited number of other narratives that can be constructed in response to it or perceived as related to it.2. Among the narratives that can be constructed in response to a given narrative are not only those that we commonly refer to as "versions" of it but also those retellings (...)
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  22. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1975). On the Margins of Discourse. Critical Inquiry 1 (4):769.
    Asked to define poetry, one is likely to reply with a sigh, a shrug, a look of exasperation or even one of contempt, indicating not only that the question is oppressive but that anyone who asks it must be something of a fool, a pest, or a vulgarian. Though these uncongenial reactions may be interpreted as the signs of intellectual embarrassment, they are, I think, quite justified. For the nature of definition and the particular historical fortunes of the term poetry (...)
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  23. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1970). Literature, as Performance, Fiction, and Art. Journal of Philosophy 67 (16):553-563.
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