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Sloterdijk, Peter 1947-

Works: 622 works in 2,146 publications in 9 languages and 20,463 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Introductions  Biography  Fiction  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Translator, Performer, Other, Honoree, zxx, win, Dedicatee, Narrator, Lyricist
Classifications: B3332.S253,
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Critique of cynical reason by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

110 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaft / Kritik
Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 422 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
Thinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialism by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spheres : macrospherology by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

36 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 372 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."--Jacket
Regeln für den Menschenpark : ein Antwortschreiben zu Heideggers Brief über den Humanismus by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 330 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 Ð and that one can already discern elements of a new era beyond globalization. In the end phase of globalization, the world system completed its development and, as a capitalist system, came to determine all conditions of life. Sloterdijk takes the Crystal Palace in London, the site of the first world exhibition in 1851, as the most expressive metaphor for this situation. The palace demonstrates the inevitable exclusivity of globalization as the construction of a comfort structure Ð that is, the establishment and expansion of a world interior whose boundaries are invisible, yet virtually insurmountable from without, and which is inhabited by one and a half billion winners of globalization; three times this number are left standing outside the door. -- Publisher description
Der Zauberbaum : die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Jahr 1785 : epischer Versuch zur Philosophie der Psychologie by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in German and Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotgevallen van een jongeman, die een Franse hypnotiseur zoekt die in 1785 de therapeutische waarde van hypnose heeft ontdekt
God's zeal : the battle of the three monotheisms by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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
Derrida, an Egyptian : on the problem of the Jewish pyramid by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 294 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 pyramind, 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
You must change your life : on anthropotechnics by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 288 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. -- Book jacket
Der Denker auf der Bühne : Nietzsches Materialismus by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 281 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)
Philosophical temperaments : from Plato to Foucault by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 273 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 tim
Blasen : Mikrosphärologie by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

33 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and French and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zorn und Zeit : politisch-psychologischer Versuch by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 258 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globes : macrospherology by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and English and held by 243 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
Eurotaoismus : zur Kritik der politischen Kinetik by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

21 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in German and French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le philosophe cherche à élucider les moteurs, les motifs et les motivations qui font encourir au monde ses dangers actuels
The art of philosophy : wisdom as a practice by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 237 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 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selbstversuch : ein Gespräch mit Carlos Oliveira by Peter Sloterdijk( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essai d'intoxication volontaire" emprunte à Nietzsche la métaphore de l'intoxication par le monde moderne pour évoquer la tâche de la philosophie : comment les progrès des techniques peuvent venir périmer l'humanisme classique, mais aussi les critiques de cet humanisme comme celle de Heidegger. "L'heure du crime ..." éclaire sa méditation sur le devenir de l'artifice dans nos vies et sur la rupture avec cet humanisme
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Critique of cynical reason
Alternative Names
Peter Sloterdijk Duits filosoof

Peter Sloterdijk filosofo e saggista tedesco

Peter Sloterdijk German philosopher

Sloterdajk, Peter 1947-

Sloterdijk, Peter

Slöterdijk, Peter 1947-

Sloterdijk, Petrus 1947-

Slūtirdāyīk, Bītir 1947-

Surōtādaiku, Pētā 1947-

Петер Слотердайк

Петер Слотердајк германски филозоф

Слотердайк, Петер 1947-

Слотердайк, Петер немецкий философ

Պետեր Սլոտերդայկ

슬로터다이크, 페터 1947-

スローターダイク, P

スローターダイク, ペーター


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Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigationThinker on stage : Nietzsche's materialismSpheres : macrospherologyDer Zauberbaum : die Entstehung der Psychoanalyse im Jahr 1785 : epischer Versuch zur Philosophie der PsychologieGod's zeal : the battle of the three monotheismsDerrida, an Egyptian : on the problem of the Jewish pyramidSloterdijk now