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Marking Time:
On the Anthropology of the Contemporary
Paul Rabinow

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction
On the Anthropology of the Contemporary 1
Inquiry 6
Elements 7
The Legitimacy of the Contemporary 2000: Drosophila Lessons 14
The Future of Human Nature 20
Bio-ethics: The Question Concerning Humanism 22
Nature 25
Security, Danger, Risk 26
Contemporary Formations 28
Conclusion 29

Adjacency
Timing 35
Situating: Tolerance and Benevolence 36
Telos: A Zone of Discomfort 44
Untimely Work 48

Observation
Bildung 54
Observing the Future 57
Responsibility to Ignorance 60
Observing Observers Observing 62
Observing First-order Observers 64
Chronicling Observation 66
Original History 67
Writing Things: Deictic Not Epideictic 69

Vehement Contemporaries
Rugged Terrain 78
Elements of a Contemporary Moral Landscape 80
Genomics as Ethical Terrain 81
Agon in the Genomic Terrain 84
Thumós: Appropriate Anger 90
Vehement Contemporaries 98

Marking Time: Gerhard Richter
Contemporary Modern 101
Biotechnical Forms 103
Richter: Double Negations 106
Art Critics and Others 106
Our Contemporary 108
Nature 109
Photography 112
Marking Time 116
Abstract Images 119
Remediation 122
Objects 124
Remedation 127

Notes 129
Bibliography 141
Index 147

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