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The AccompanimentAssembling the Contemporary$
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Paul Rabinow

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226701691

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226701714.001.0001

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The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

The Accompaniment: On the Contemporary and the Untimely

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The Accompaniment

Paul Rabinow

University of Chicago Press

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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