By Peter Sloterdijk,Thomas Dunlap,Creston Davis

ISBN-10: 0231153724

ISBN-13: 9780231153720

ISBN-10: 0231153732

ISBN-13: 9780231153737

Peter Sloterdijk turns his willing eye to the heritage of western suggestion, accomplishing colourful readings of the lives and concepts of the world’s so much influential intellectuals. that includes nineteen vignettes wealthy in own characterizations and theoretical research, Sloterdijk’s companionable quantity casts the improvement of philosophical considering no longer as a buildup of compelling books and arguments yet as a lifelong, intimate fight with highbrow and non secular pursuits, packed with as many pitfalls and derailments as transcendent breakthroughs.

Sloterdijk delves into the paintings and instances 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 opposed to shamanism and Marx opposed to Gnosticism, revealing either the very important exterior affects shaping those intellectuals’ proposal and the thrill and beauty generated by way of the applying in their pondering within the actual international. The philosophical “temperament” as conceived by means of Sloterdijk represents the uniquely artistic come across among the brain and a various array of cultures. It marks those philosophers’ singular achievements and the targeted dynamic at play in philosophy as a complete. Creston Davis’s advent info Sloterdijk’s personal temperament, surveying the prestigious thinker’s highbrow context, rhetorical kind, and philosophical persona.

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