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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (2007). Relativism, Today and Yesterday. Common Knowledge 13 (2-3):227-249.
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1997). Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy. Harvard University Press.
     
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1991). Belief and Resistance: A Symmetrical Account. Critical Inquiry 18 (1):125.
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  13. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1983). Contingencies of Value. Critical Inquiry 10 (1):1.
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  14. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1980). Narrative Versions, Narrative Theories. Critical Inquiry 7 (1):213.
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  15. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1975). On the Margins of Discourse. Critical Inquiry 1 (4):769.
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  16. Barbara Herrnstein Smith (1970). Literature, as Performance, Fiction, and Art. Journal of Philosophy 67 (16):553-563.
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