Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment

Anthropos Today: Reflections on Modern Equipment

by Paul Rabinow
     
 

"This is an immensely stimulating, riveting work: erudite but highly accessible, wideranging in its curiosity and readings, but coherent. A remarkably mature performance that synthesizes many strands of Rabinow's thought over his career, it speaks articulately to the discontents and predicaments of the present."—George Marcus, Rice University, author of

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"This is an immensely stimulating, riveting work: erudite but highly accessible, wideranging in its curiosity and readings, but coherent. A remarkably mature performance that synthesizes many strands of Rabinow's thought over his career, it speaks articulately to the discontents and predicaments of the present."—George Marcus, Rice University, author of Ethnography through Thick and Thin

"A tour de force. Rabinow's book is pathbreaking. It is quite original (and I don't use that word lightly) and promises to bring fundamental changes not only in anthropology in particular but in the human sciences more generally. The writing sparkles with wit, erudition borne with grace, phrases sparingly but uncommonly turned, and, above all, clarity never compromised."—E. Valentine Daniel, Columbia University, author of Charred Lullabies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691115665
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
In-Formation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgment ix

Introduction Ethos, Logos, and Pathos 1

Hetero-Logoi 4

Equipment 6

Modern Equipment 11

Chapter 1: Midst Anthropology's Problems 13

Labor, Life, Language 14

Inquiry: From Reconstruction to Problematization 15

Cultural Goods 20

Restraint 28

Chapter 2: Method 31

Cultural Singularity 32

Ideal Types 36

Intelligibility 37

Chapter 3: Object 44

Problematization 44

Dispositif: Apparatus 49

Anthropology of the Actual 55

Chapter 4: Mode 57

Modern Historicity 58

Nominalism: Duchamp 61

Deductions: Klee 68

Chapter 5: Form 76

Contemporary Chronicles 77

Philia: Writing Logos, Writing Ethos 79

Formative: Wissensarbeitsforschung 83

Chapter 6: Discontents and Consolations 91

Discontents 92

Science as a Vocation: Truth versus Meaning 96

1917-1989: Enlightenment Betrayed 102

Consolations 105

Chapter 7: Demons and Durcharbeiten 107

Malaise in Motion 108

Demons and Durcharbeiten 119

Conclusion From Progress to Motion 122

Pascal: Enterprises 123

Infinity 128

Exemplary Cases 130

Progress or Motion? 133

Notes 137

Bibliography 149

Index of Selected Names 153

Index of Concepts 155

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