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Introduction: Margin Release

Introduction: Margin Release Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/28/1/1/1576296/1perl.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 July 2022 CONTEXTUALISM — THE NEXT GENERATION Symposium on the Future of a Methodology Part 5 Jeffrey M. Perl, Peter Burke, Colin Richmond Recently I received an email inquiring whether I am aware that an article pub- lished in the Winter 2003 issue of Common Knowledge was a hoax. The author of the email is a historian of the British intelligence services, and the supposed hoax concerns misinformation about an agent of MI6 around the time of World War II. My interlocutor finds it morally troubling that the misinformation deals to an extent with the Holocaust. In response, I wrote: Thanks for your message about Colin Richmond’s “In Memory of Vir- tue,” the title of which, I think, should answer the question you raise. The piece concerns virtue, which Richmond takes to have died during the Second World War. The piece does not importantly concern his “cousin Claude” and MI- 6. Richmond is a unique figure, in my experi - ence, among historians. He goes back and forth between, on the one hand, the strictest imaginable empiricism (see, for example, his article “The Advent of the Tasburghs: A Documentary Study http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Common Knowledge Duke University Press

Introduction: Margin Release

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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/common-knowledge/article-pdf/28/1/1/1576296/1perl.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 July 2022 CONTEXTUALISM — THE NEXT GENERATION Symposium on the Future of a Methodology Part 5 Jeffrey M. Perl, Peter Burke, Colin Richmond Recently I received an email inquiring whether I am aware that an article pub- lished in the Winter 2003 issue of Common Knowledge was a hoax. The author of the email is a historian of the British intelligence services, and the supposed hoax concerns misinformation about an agent of MI6 around the time of World War II. My interlocutor finds it morally troubling that the misinformation deals to an extent with the Holocaust. In response, I wrote: Thanks for your message about Colin Richmond’s “In Memory of Vir- tue,” the title of which, I think, should answer the question you raise. The piece concerns virtue, which Richmond takes to have died during the Second World War. The piece does not importantly concern his “cousin Claude” and MI- 6. Richmond is a unique figure, in my experi - ence, among historians. He goes back and forth between, on the one hand, the strictest imaginable empiricism (see, for example, his article “The Advent of the Tasburghs: A Documentary Study

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Common KnowledgeDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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