Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgment

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pp. ix-xii

...I wrote this book in 2001–2, during my tenure as a Blaise Pascal International Research Chair at the Ecole Normale Sup´erieure in Paris. Foremost, my gratitude goes to Professor Claude Imbert: for her encouragement, her support, her graciousness, her learning, and her philosophic dissidence...

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Introduction Ethos, Logos, and Pathos

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pp. 1-12

...This book is proposed as a meditation on Michel Foucault’s claim that “equipment is the medium of transformation of logos into ethos.” A good deal of work is required, however, to grasp what such a claim might mean. The difficulty in part lies in the fact that the terms “equipment” and “meditation” are used...

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Chapter 1 Midst Anthropology’s Problems

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pp. 13-30

...The doubling of a transcendental subject and an empirical object and their dynamic and unstable relations defined the form of this being. In 1966, Foucault held an epochal view of Man and of modernity. In his...

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Chapter 2 Method

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pp. 31-43

...Max Weber’s classic essay “Objectivity in Social Science and Social Policy” has received much critical attention in the Weber literature, as it is one of his few sustained statements about conceptual and methodological issues. It was drafted as Weber was writing...

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Chapter 3 Object

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pp. 44-56

...is integrally related to Foucault’s changing understanding of thinking. In 1969 he was nominated for appointment to the Coll` ege de France and as part of the standard selection process was obliged to present a research project and to propose a name for the chair he would occupy. Foucault named...

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Chapter 4 Mode

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pp. 57-75

...The essays in the book provide essential background for situating a temporal mode of our modernity. Koselleck’s erudition, like that of his contemporary, Hans Blumenberg, is focused on the history of discursive figures and concepts. Koselleck is the founder of a method and school devoted...

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Chapter 5 Form

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pp. 76-90

...The anthropology that concerns me is one that is practically and essentially mediated by a form of actual experience. There have been different names given to the practice that grounds anthropology in empirical work. The names from the past—fieldwork, participant observation—are no longer adequate to the practice...

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Chapter 6 Discontents and Consolations

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pp. 91-106

...During the course of his essay Sloterdijk asks what seem to me to be two rather different questions, each addressed to a particular kind of problem. At one point Sloterdijk asks whether there is still a “dignity of the human being which merits expression in philosophic reflection...

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Chapter 7 Demons and Durcharbeiten

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pp. 107-121

...After a seminar in Heidelberg in December 2001 at which I had presented a version of the previous chapter, my gracious host, Halldo´ r Stefansson, asked me why the part of the paper that dealt with discontents and consolations had stopped in the past...

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Conclusion From Progress to Motion

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pp. 122-136

...Not only do these partial perspectives come together in a common space but they are reconciled with each other. From the absolute “point of view” of which only God is capable, the world appears as a unified and unitary spectacle. Leibniz’s God is this “view without a point of...

Notes

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pp. 137-148

Bibliography

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pp. 149-152

Index of Selected Names

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pp. 153-154

Index of Concepts

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pp. 155-161