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Sloterdijk, Peter 1947-

Works: 821 works in 2,626 publications in 6 languages and 25,394 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Introductions  Biography  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Textbooks  Miscellanea 
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Classifications: B3332.S253, 193
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Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation by Peter Sloterdijk( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While ancient civilizations worshipped strong, active emotions, modern societies have favored more peaceful attitudes, especially within the democratic process. We have largely forgotten the struggle to make use of thymos, the part of the soul that, following Plato, contains spirit, pride, and indignation. Rather, Christianity and psychoanalysis have promoted mutual understanding to overcome conflict. Through unique examples, Peter Sloterdijk, the preeminent posthumanist, argues exactly the opposite, showing how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage. By way of reinterpreting the Iliad, Alexandre Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo, and recent Islamic political riots in Paris, Sloterdijk proves the fallacy that rage is an emotion capable of control. Global terrorism and economic frustrations have rendered strong emotions visibly resurgent, and the consequences of violent outbursts will determine international relations for decades to come. To better respond to rage and its complexity, Sloterdijk daringly breaks with entrenched dogma and contructs a new theory for confronting conflict. His approach acknowledges and respects the proper place of rage and channels it into productive political struggle."--Jacket
The art of philosophy : wisdom as a practice by Peter Sloterdijk( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his best-selling book You Must Change Your Life, Peter Sloterdijk argued exercise and practice were crucial to the human condition. In The Art of Philosophy, he extends this critique to academic science and scholarship, casting the training processes of academic study as key to the production of sophisticated thought. Infused with humor and provocative insight, The Art of Philosophy further integrates philosophy and human existence, richly detailing the foundations of this relationship and its transformative role in making the postmodern self. Sloterdijk begins with Plato's description of Socrates, whose internal monologues were so absorbing they often rooted the philosopher in place. The original academy, Sloterdijk argues, taught scholars to lose themselves in thought, and today's universities continue this tradition by offering scope for Plato's 'accommodations for absences.' By training scholars to practice thinking as an occupation transcending daily time and space, universities create the environment in which thought makes wisdom possible. Traversing the history of asceticism, the concept of suspended animation, and the theory of the neutral observer, Sloterdijk traces the evolution of philosophical practice from ancient times to today, showing how scholars can remain true to the tradition of 'the examined life' even when the temporal dimension no longer corresponds to the eternal. Building on the work of Husserl, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Arendt, and other practitioners of the life of theory, Sloterdijk launches a posthumanist defense of philosophical inquiry and its everyday, therapeutic value."--Publisher's description
Critique of cynical reason by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

72 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritik / Philosophie / Psychologie / Gesellschaft / Wissenschaften
Philosophical temperaments : from Plato to Foucault by Peter Sloterdijk( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Sloterdijk turns his keen eye to the history of western thought, conducting colorful readings of the lives and ideas of the world's most influential intellectuals. Featuring nineteen vignettes rich in personal characterizations and theoretical analysis, Sloterdijk's companionable volume casts the development of philosophical thinking not as a buildup of compelling books and arguments but as a lifelong, intimate struggle with intellectual and spiritual movements, filled with as many pitfalls and derailments as transcendent breakthroughs. Sloterdijk delves into the work and times of Aristotle, Augustine, Bruno, Descartes, Foucault, Fichte, Hegel, Husserl, Kant, Kierkegaard, Leibniz, Marx, Nietzsche, Pascal, Plato, Sartre, Schelling, Schopenhauer, and Wittgenstein. He provocatively juxtaposes Plato against shamanism and Marx against Gnosticism, revealing both the vital external influences shaping these intellectuals' thought and the excitement and wonder generated by the application of their thinking in the real world. The philosophical "temperament" as conceived by Sloterdijk represents the uniquely creative encounter between the mind and a diverse array of cultures. It marks these philosophers' singular achievements and the special dynamic at play in philosophy as a whole. Creston Davis's introduction details Sloterdijk's own temperament, surveying the celebrated thinker's intellectual context, rhetorical style, and philosophical persona
"Du mußt Dein Leben ändern" : Über Religion, Artistik und Anthropotechnik by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in German and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für Peter Sloterdijk ist die Erde ein "Planet der Übenden". Bauern, Arbeiter, Krieger, Schreiber, Yogi, Rhetoren, Instrumentalvirtuosen oder Models, sie alle sind Übende und verkörpern am deutlichsten die Existenzweise des Menschen als sich durch Übungen selbst erzeugendes Wesen. Rainer Maria Rilke hat den Antrieb zu solchen Exerzitien zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts in die Form gefaßt: "Du mußt dein Leben ändern." In seiner großen Untersuchung zur Natur des Menschen versammelt Peter Sloterdijk Trainingspläne und Höchstleistungen zu einer vergnüglich-instruktiven Lektüre von den Übungen, die erforderlich sind, ein Mensch zu sein und zu bleiben. Peter Sloterdijk fordert in seinem Bestseller eine grundlegende Veränderung der Sicht auf den Einzelnen und die Gesellschaft. Den Kern seiner Wissenschaft vom Menschen bildet die Einsicht von der Selbstbildung alles Humanen. Der Mensch, der sich als Übender immer wieder selbst erzeugt, wird zum über sich hinausgehenden Wesen
You must change your life : on anthropotechnics by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his major investigation into the nature of humans, Peter Sloterdijk presents a critique of myth - the myth of the return of religion. For it is not religion that is returning; rather, there is something else quite profound that is taking on increasing significance in the present: the human as a practising, training being, one that creates itself through exercises and thereby transcends itself. Rainer Maria Rilke formulated the drive towards such self-training in the early twentieth century in the imperative 'You must change your life'. In making his case for the expansion of the practice z
Thinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialism by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's zeal : the battle of the three monotheisms by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this important new book Peter Sloterdijk returns to the origins of monotheism in order to shed new light on the conflict of the faiths today. Following the polytheism of the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Hittites and Babylonians, Jewish monotheism was born as a theology of protest, as a religion of triumph within defeat. While the religion of the Jews remained limited to their own people, Christianity unfolded its message with proclamations of universal truth. Islam raised this universalism to a new level through a military and political mode of expansion. Sloterdijk examines the forms of conflict that arise between the three monotheisms by analyzing the basic possibilities stemming from anti-Paganism, anti-Judaism, anti-Islamism and anti-Christianism. These possibilities were augmented by internal rifts: a defining influence within Judaism was a separatism with defensive aspects, in Christianity the project of expansion through mission, and in Islam the Holy War."--Back cover
Theory of the post-war periods : observations on Franco-German relations since 1945 by Peter Sloterdijk( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the world interior of capital : for a philosophical theory of globalization by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaying the distinctive combination of narration and philosophy for which he is well known, this new book by Peter Sloterdijk develops a radically new account of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The author takes seriously the historical and philosophical consequences of the notion of the earth as a globe, arriving at the thesis that what is praised or decried as globalization is actually the end phase in a process that began with the first circumnavigation of the earth and that one can already discern elements of a new era beyond globalization.&#xA0;<br style=""font-
Der Zauberbaum : die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Jahr 1785 : epischer Versuch zur Philosophie der Psychologie by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een jongeman, die een Franse hypnotiseur zoekt die in 1785 de therapeutische waarde van hypnose heeft ontdekt
Globes : macrospherology by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All history is the history of struggles for spheric expansion.--from Globes. In Globes -- the second, and longest, volume in Peter Sloterdijk's celebrated magnum opus Spheres trilogy -- the author attempts nothing less than to uncover the philosophical foundations of the political history -- the history of humanity -- of the last two thousand years. The first, well-received volume of the author's Spheres trilogy, Bubbles, dealt with microspheres: the fact that individuals, from the fetal stage to childhood, are never alone, because they always incorporate the Other into themselves and align themselves with it. With Globes, Sloterdijk opens up a history of the political world using the morphological models of the orb and the globe, and argues that all previous statements about globalization have suffered from shortsightedness. For him, globalization begins with the ancient Greeks, who represented the whole world through the shape of the orb. With the discovery of America and the first circumnavigations of the earth, the orb was replaced by the globe. This second globalization is currently giving way to the third, which we are living through today, as the general virtuality of all conditions leads to a growing spatial crisis." --Publisher description
Zorn und Zeit : politisch-psychologischer Versuch by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in German and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seinem Essay geht Sloterdijk auf den Zorn ein, dessen Folgen sich als Kampf, Gewalt, Aggression äussern. Wie kam es dazu, dass die Gesellschaften mit Gerechtigkeit als Grundwert den Zorn in allen Kontexten ausgeschlossen haben? Und wie ist seiner Wiederkehr zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zu begegnen?
Im Weltinnenraum des Kapitals : für eine philosophische Theorie der Globalisierung by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spheres by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic project in both size and purview, Peter Sloterdijk's three-volume, 2,500-page Spheres is the late-twentieth-century bookend to Heidegger's Being and Time. Rejecting the century's predominant philosophical focus on temporality, Sloterdijk, a self-described "student of the air," reinterprets the history of Western metaphysics as an inherently spatial and immunological project, from the discovery of self (bubble) to the exploration of world (globe) to the poetics of plurality (foam). Exploring macro- and micro-space from the Greek agora to the contemporary urban apartment, Sloterdijk is able to synthesize, with immense erudition, the spatial theories of Aristotle, René Descartes, Gaston Bachelard, Walter Benjamin, and Georges Bataille into a morphology of shared, or multipolar, dwelling-identifying the question of being as one bound up with the aerial technology of architectonics and anthropogenesis."----
Die schrecklichen Kinder der Neuzeit : über das anti-genealogische Experiment der Moderne by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Schwarzbuch über die Zukunft. Hat aber die aktuelle Gesellschaftswissenschaft je das Défilé bemerkt, in dem Die schrecklichen Kinder der Neuzeit von spätmittelalterlichen Tagen an den kommenden Jahrhunderten entgegenzogen? Hat einer der Autoren, die sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten zu meistens methodisch verdrehten Phänomenen wie Globalisierung, Mundialisierung, Modernisierung, Hybridisierung, Dekolonisierung, Kreolisierung äußerten, darauf geachtet, daß der bis in die Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts tonangebende Kontinent der Moderne, das westliche Europa der nach-kolumbianischen Jahrhunderte, den Globus nicht nur in Aufruhr versetzte mit seinen paradigmatischen Exportgütern? Hat man darüber hinaus die Tatsache berücksichtigt, wonach Europa, in der Folge überflügelt von seiner amerikanischen Filial-Kultur, an so gut wie alle anderen ethnischen Ensembles bzw. "Kulturen" seine paradoxeste und am wenigsten analysierte Erbschaft weitergab, die irrlichternde Botschaft von der Überflüssigkeit eines Erbes? Hat man in Rechnung gestellt, wie Europa, gemeinsam mit seinem amerikanischen Partner, im Namen der jungen, wandelbaren und angriffslustigen Göttin "Freiheit" sein riskantestes Experiment in die fernsten Regionen hinaustrug: seine Wette, Herkunftsunsicherheit, nenne sie Enterbung, Bastardentum oder Hybrid-Identität, sei bei der Suche nach Zukunftskompetenz nicht länger ein Makel, vielmehr eine nahezu unentbehrliche Qualifikation?
Stress and freedom by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this short book Peter Sloterdijk offers a genealogy of the concept of freedom from Ancient Greece to the present day. This genealogy is part of a broader theory of the large political body, according to which Sloterdijk argues that political communities arise in response to a form of anxiety or stress. Through a highly original reading of Rousseau s late Reveries of a Solitary Walker, Sloterdijk shows that, for Rousseau, the modern subject emerges as a subject free of all stress, unburdened by the cares of the world. Most of modern philosophy, and above all German Idealism, is an attempt to reign back Rousseau s useless and anarchical subject and anchor it in the cares of the world, in the task of having to produce both the world and itself. In the light of this highly original account, Sloterdijk develops his own distinctive account of freedom, where freedom is conceptualized as the availability for the improbable. This important text, in which Sloterdijk develops his account of freedom and the modern subject, will be of great interest to students and scholars in philosophy and the humanities and to anyone interested in contemporary philosophy and critical theory.--
Der ästhetische Imperativ : Schriften zur Kunst by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in German and Italian and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seinen Erkundungen berührt Peter Sloterdijk alle klassischen und modernen Gattungen der Künste, von der Musik bis zur Architektur, von der Kunst der Erleuchtung zur Kunst der Bewegung, vom Design zur Typografie. Er durchstreift alle Felder des Sichtbaren und Unsichtbaren, des Hörbaren und Unhörbaren - die historische Spannweite seiner Beobachtungen reicht von der Antike bis Hollywood. Indem Sloterdijk die ihm eigene Methode der Diskursverfremdung auf die Betrachtung von Kunstwerken und -gattungen ausweitet, erscheinen die beschriebenen Objekte in einem jäh veränderten Licht - und führt uns der Autor mit seiner wachen, streitbaren Zeitgenossenschaft weg, weit weg von den ausgetretenen Pfaden des Kunstkommentars. Die Beschäftigung des großen Philosophen mit den unterschiedlichsten Phänomenen des Ästhetischen - hier wird sie zur fröhlich-ernsten Arbeit an der Kunst und an den Künsten, am Ästhetischen höchstselbst
Weltfremdheit by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not saved : essays after Heidegger by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One can rightly say of Peter Sloterdijk that each of his essays and lectures is also an unwritten book. That is why the texts presented here, which sketch a philosophical physiognomy of Martin Heidegger, should also be characterized as a collected renunciation of exhaustiveness. In order to situate Heidegger's thought in the history of ideas and problems, Peter Sloterdijk approaches Heidegger's work with questions such as: If Western philosophy emerged from the spirit of the polis, what are we to make of the philosophical suitability of a man who never made a secret of his stubborn attachment to rural life' Is there a provincial truth of which the cosmopolitan city knows nothing' Is there a truth in country roads and cabins that would be able to undermine the universities with their standardized languages and globally influential discourses' From where does this odd professor speak, when from his professorial chair in Freiburg he claims to inquire into what lies beyond the history of Western metaphysics' Sloterdijk also considers several other crucial twentieth-century thinkers who provide some needed contrast for the philosophical physiognomy of Martin Heidegger. A consideration of Niklas Luhmann as a kind of contemporary version of the Devil's Advocate, a provocative critical interpretation of Theodor Adorno's philosophy that focuses on its theological underpinnings and which also includes reflections on the philosophical significance of hyperbole, and a short sketch of the pessimistic thought of Emil Cioran all round out and deepen Sloterdijk's attempts to think with, against, and beyond Heidegger. Finally, in essays such as "Domestication of Being" and the "Rules for the Human Park," which incited an international controversy around the time of its publication and has been translated afresh for this volume, Sloterdijk develops some of his most intriguing and important ideas on anthropogenesis, humanism, technology, and genetic engineering
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Critique of cynical reason
Critique of cynical reasonThinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialismGod's zeal : the battle of the three monotheismsTheory of the post-war periods : observations on Franco-German relations since 1945SpheresNeither sun nor death
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Pe teo Seul lo teo da i keu 1947-

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Seulloteodaikeu, Peteo 1947-

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