Sloterdijk’s concern in Spheres is the same as every German philosopher since Kant: What is humanity in the condition of modernity? That is to. An epic project in both size and purview, Peter Sloterdijk’s three-volume, page Spheres is the late-twentieth-century bookend to Heidegger’s Being and. Bubbles: Spheres Volume 1 – Microspherology. January 5, Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail.

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No categories specified categorize this paper. To ask other readers questions about Bubblesplease sign up. The trilogy Spheres is the philosopher’s magnum opus.

Spheres in its first volume revealed itself to be less an analysis of Dasein’s spatiality, as was expected, than a virtuoso display replete with all the connotations of excess and indulgence such a descriptor confers. In a sense, the circle is perfect because it is a localization that makes available the arbitrariness of classhood.

In that light, those involved in humanistic endeavors should concern themselves with the preservation and cultivation of the atmospheres that permit human beings to flourish. Like the best philosophy and critical theory, this book will transform your understandings of the topics at hand. PS is such an ass. Like the best works of phenomenology, it startles us into recognizing things that we had taken for granted as if we were seeing them for the first time.

Sign in to use this feature. Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist. New Languages for Justice and Humanity, curated by Kyunghee Pyun and Deborah Saleeby-Mulligan, features four artists and one artist collective, all focusing on the body as the site where violence plays out.

The first volume spells out the most intimate type of sphere—the microsphere or bubble—the original form of being-in-spheres. Edit to localize it to your language.

What is “inside” belongs to one distinction Since he has published many philosophical works, includ Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist.

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Mining psychology, biology, and especially theology for examples, this exploration of “microspherology” questions the modern conception of human beings as independent individuals. Written over the course of a decade, the trilogy has waited another decade for its English translation from Miicrospherology e.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sloterdijk’s historiographical brushwork is, even by the standards of continental theory, broad, and several chapters, particularly those in the book’s middle dealing with “negative gynecology” and the primordial fetus-placenta dyad, are to be admired for their sheer audacity alone, a judgment perhaps extensible to the overall project.

I must note that even at his most suffocatingly voulme Sloterdijk does not break off, or drown himself in gurgling, winded verbage, which in itself sets him apart from others in serious breakthrough ontologicaliterature in the atrophied field of nobject-diagnostics, parenthetical sludge, and miscellaneous incomprehensible albeit vital information.

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Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 2 88, 4. What is humanity without the predictable cycles of the quasi-natural, communal lifeworld, and without the unquestioned legitimacy of the social, spiritual, and aesthetic hierarchies that once regulated that lifeworld? Jan 25, Sara Renberg rated it it was amazing. And that is only a partial catalogue. The dyadic bubble motif which constitutes the volume’s title Spheres in its first volume revealed itself to be less an bubblex of Dasein’s spatiality, as was expected, than a virtuoso display replete with sheres the connotations of excess and indulgence such a descriptor confers.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Peter Sloterdijk – Vokume he has published many philosophical works, including the Critique of Cynical Reason. This was an extraordinarily rewarding read, partly because of the reading group, but Sloterdijk’s text is also filled with interesting ideas and novel perspectives, sometimes too many of them. No library descriptions found. The Coming-to-the-World of the Human Animal. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What comprises the book’s pages is a dizzying, often bizarre, occasionally ingenious reading of the dyad relationship throughout world art and religion, running a gamut of scholarship domains from early Modern natural history, pop-art, Eastern mysticism, avant-garde poetry, theology and—most prominently—an microsphegology of psychoanalysis and esotericism a combination which this reader admittedly has little inclination towards.

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Matthew Cosgrove rated it really liked it Feb 16, He describes Bubbles, Spheres’ 1st volume, as a general theory of the structures that allow couplings–or as the book’s original intended subtitle put it, bbubles “archeology of the intimate.

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Peter Sloterdijk – – Semiotext E. I am not sure if there is going to be a larger organization amongst his other works, but I look forward to reading those as well. The Kritik der Zynischen Vernunft Critique of Cynical Reasonpublished by Suhrkamp inbecame the best-selling philosophical book in the German language since the Second World War and launched Sloterdijk’s career as an author. I have a longer account of my view of Sloterdijk’s work on my blog here: But beyond that, Sloterdijk writes engagingly enough for the deep territory, and his ability to supplement the writing with interesting images keep the book moving along.

If you pick up this book – and make it through, which is not easy task – you will leave it transformed. But given that the notion of a paired subjectivity encompassing both human and non-human agents is more indebted to the legacy of Spinoza than that of phenomenology, the entire “spherological” project may be more accurately described as an exegesis of affect.

The thing I most struggled with is the rejection of the Enlightenment. WtraX rated it it was amazing Oct 19, That is to say: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Dat is ongetwijfeld te wijten aan mijn eigen vooringenomenheid tegenover psychologische en religieuze argumenten.

He states his central thesis in the introduction to the trilogy: Aug micropsherology, Joshua Mostafa rated it really liked it. He uses the idea of a self contained horizon; threshold in order to dialecticalize his way around religion, philosophy and other kinds of borders. Nov 25, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Philosophers are often harsh judges of human nature, and the concept of Spheres is unusually generous, kind, and good-natured: