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The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

Chapter:
9 (p.189) The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely
Source:
The Accompaniment
Author(s):
Paul Rabinow
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.003.0010

This chapter examines Giorgio Agamben’s lecture on the understanding of the contemporary. For Agamben, there are two essential qualities of the contemporary: déphasage (temporal disconnection) and l’anachronisme (anachronism).

Keywords:   Giorgio Agamben, contemporary, déphasage, temporal disconnection, l’anachronisme, anachronism

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