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Sloterdijk, Peter 1947-

Works: 559 works in 2,048 publications in 23 languages and 19,458 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Introductions  Biography  History  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, zxx, win, Honoree, Dedicatee, Narrator, Lyricist, Translator
Classifications: B809.5, 193
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Critique of cynical reason by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

118 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofische studie waarin de moderne filosofie kritisch wordt doorgelicht en een herijking van het begrip "cynisme" wordt voorgesteld
Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 670 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
In the world interior of capital : for a philosophical theory of globalization by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

53 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 647 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 Đ and that one can already discern elements of a new era beyond globalization. In the end phase
You must change your life : on anthropotechnics by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

50 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 628 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 zone for individuals and for society as a whole, Sloterdijk develops a fundamental and fundamentally new anthropology. The core of his science of the human being is an insight into the self-formation of all things human. The activity of both individuals and collectives constantly comes back to affect them: work affects the worker, communication the communicator, feelings the feeler. It is those humans who engage expressly in practice that embody this mode of existence most clearly: farmers, workers, warriors, writers, yogis, rhetoricians, musicians or models. By examining their training plans and peak performances, this book offers a panorama of exercises that are necessary to be, and remain, a human being
God's zeal : the battle of the three monotheisms by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 558 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
Spheres : macrospherology by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 453 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."--Dust jacket
Philosophical temperaments : from Plato to Foucault by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

30 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 434 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
Thinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialism by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zauberbaum : die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Jahr 1785 : epischer Versuch zur Philosophie der Psychologie by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een jongeman, die een Franse hypnotiseur zoekt die in 1785 de therapeutische waarde van hypnose heeft ontdekt
Regeln für den Menschenpark : ein Antwortschreiben zu Heideggers Brief über den Humanismus by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blasen Mikrosphärologie by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derrida, an Egyptian : on the problem of the Jewish pyramid by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly before his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida expressed two paradoxical convictions: he was certain that he would be forgotten the very day he died, yet at the same time certain that something of his work would survive in the cultural memory. This text by Peter Sloterdijk - one of the major figures of contemporary philosophy - makes a contribution of its own to the preservation and continuation of Derrida's unique and powerful work. In this brief but illuminating text, Sloterdijk offers a series of recontextualizations of Derrida's work by exploring the connections between Derrida and seven major thinkers, including Hegel, Freud and Thomas Mann. The leitmotif of this exploration is the role that Egypt and the Egyptian pyramid plays in the philosophical imagination of the West, from the exodus of Moses and the Jews to the conceptualization of the pyramid as the archetype of the cumbersome objects that cannot be taken along by the spirit on its return to itself. 'Egyptian' is the term for all constructs that can be subjected to deconstruction - except for the pyramid, that most Egyptian of edifices, which stands in its place, unshakeable for all time, because its form is the undeconstructible remainder of a construction that is built to look as it would after its own collapse
Falls Europa erwacht : Gedanken zum Programm einer Weltmacht am Ende des Zeitalters ihrer politischen Absence by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Sloterdijk reprend la question de l'Europe où les Européens doivent réapprendre à se placer dans le monde et à évaluer leur rôle en fonction de ce nouveau statut
Der Denker auf der Bühne : Nietzsches Materialismus by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over: Die Geburt der Tragödie aus dem Geiste der Musik, één der vroegste geschriften van de Duitse filosoof F.W. Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Nicht gerettet : Versuche nach Heidegger by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of philosophy : wisdom as a practice by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 231 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
Weltfremdheit by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die schrecklichen Kinder der Neuzeit über das anti-genealogische Experiment der Moderne by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and Dutch and held by 224 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 äuerten, darauf geachtet, da 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?
Im selben Boot : Versuch über die Hyperpolitik by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La thèse soutenue ici est que les hommes, depuis l'âge de la roue, sont assis sur une bombe à retardement logique, et la force explosive de cette bombe s'est déchargée en réactions en chaîne au cours des deux derniers siècles. Pour l'auteur, seule une hyperpolitique pourrait venir à bout, si tant est que ce soit encore possible, de notre présent
Neither sun nor death by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We shouldn't forget that ancient philosophy used to be a mental workout in which logical forms were used like machines in a gym...Philosophy today is a super-workout for communicative energies capable of finding points of contact throughout the entire world. --from Neither Sun nor Death Peter Sloterdijk first became known in this country for his late 1980s Critique of Cynical Reason, which confronted headlong the "enlightened false consciousness" of Habermasian critical theory. Two decades later, after spending seven years in India studying Eastern philosophy, he is now attracting renewed interest for his writings on politics and globalization and for his magnum opus Spheres, a three-volume archaeology of the human attempt to dwell within spaces, from womb to globe: Bubbles, 1998; Globes, 1999; Foam, 2004, all forthcoming from Semiotext(e). In Neither Sun nor Death, Sloterdijk answers questions posed by German writer Hans-Jurgen Heinrichs, commenting on such issues as technological mutation, development media, communication technologies, and his own intellectual itinerary. Iconoclastic and provocative, alternatively sparkling and bombastic, a child of '68 and a libertarian, Sloterdijk is the most exciting and controversial German philosopher to appear on the world scene since Nietzsche and Heidegger. Like Nietzsche, Sloterdijk remains convinced that contemporary philosophers have to think dangerously and let themselves be "kidnapped" by contemporary "hypercomplexities"; they must forsake our present humanist and nationalist world for a wider horizon at once ecological and global. Neither Sun nor Death is the best introduction available to Sloterdijk's philosophical theory of globalization. It reveals a philosophe extraordinaire, encyclopedic and provocative, as much at ease with current French Theory (Gilles Deleuze, Paul Virilio, Gabriel Tarde) as with Heidegger and Indian mystic Osho Rajneesh
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Critique of cynical reason
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Peter Sloterdijk Duits filosoof

Peter Sloterdijk filosofo e saggista tedesco

Peter Sloterdijk German philosopher

Sloterdajk, Peter 1947-

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Slūtirdāyīk, Bītir 1947-

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スローターダイク, P

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Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigationGod's zeal : the battle of the three monotheismsSpheres : macrospherologyThinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialismDer Zauberbaum : die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Jahr 1785 : epischer Versuch zur Philosophie der PsychologieBlasen MikrosphärologieDerrida, an Egyptian : on the problem of the Jewish pyramidNeither sun nor death