Bubbles: Spheres Volume I: Microspherology (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) [ Peter Sloterdijk, Wieland Hoban] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying . Weighing in at over six hundred pages, Sloterdijk’s Bubbles, published in the original German in and finally translated into English late. Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher and cultural theorist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art.

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Took sloterdikk long enough to finish this, but it was quite the rewarding read. In he received his PhD from the University of Hamburg. It is therefore difficult to contemplate individualism, as such, when our thinking is so thoroughly steeped in it.

Perhaps this is what gives the ethos of rugged individualism its masculine overtone. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I am not sure if there is sloterdikk to be a larger organization amongst his other works, but I look forward to reading those as well.

Because of the eugenic policies of the Nazis in Germany’s recent history, such discussions are seen in Germany as carrying a sinister load. Fathers or not, they can never be a link in that umbilical chain. If you pick up this book – and make it through, which is not easy task – you will leave it transformed. Sloterdijk’s ideas are sometimes referred to as posthumanism[4] and seek to integrate different components that have been, in his opinion, erroneously considered detached from each other.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sloterdijk acknowledges the contributions of psychoanalysis for our understanding of strong emotional attitudes: No eBook available Amazon. Since until May of this year, he hosted the TV show Das Philosophische Quartett [The Philosophical Quartet], the popularity of which points, perhaps, to the more prominent role that the world of ideas enjoys on the Continent.


The first volume spells out the most intimate type of sphere—the microsphere or bubble—the original form of being-in-spheres. Or, in a British context, to Humphrey Jennings ‘s phantasmagoria of industrial modernity, Pandaemonium. Tune up the band, for we all must die!

Peter Sloterdijk

Oct 23, Aaron Schuschu rated it it was amazing. Show 25 25 50 All. This second criticism was based on the vagueness of Sloterdijk’s position on how exactly society would be affected by developments in genetic science. The first volume was published inthe second inand the last in Return to Book Page.

Bubbles: Spheres I by Peter Sloterdijk

Other books in the series. Emerson ‘s essay on bubles “the highest emblem in the cipher of the world” or Sir Thomas Browne’s “The Garden of Cyrus”, in which the 17th-century physician spies a five-pointed “quincunx” everywhere in nature.

Order by newest oldest recommendations. We might associate that kind of libertarian stance with a certain ethos of rugged individualism; but that would be a mistake. At times, Bubbles reads distinctly like one of those poetic, rigorous and slightly mad essays that posits a single form as pseudo-scientific key to all mythologies and mores: Jan 25, Sara Renberg rated it it was amazing. I’m looking forward to rereading it repeatedly.

Here he is on what he calls the “egg principle”, as broached by William Harvey in his animal encyclopaedia De generatione animalium in As learned as he is philosophical, Sloterdijk seems equally comfortable drawing on medieval theology, media sloterdijo, sociology, theoretical biology, antique numismatics, psychoanalysis, Roman superstitions and domestic cults, and Buddhist sculpture.

Bubbles: Microspherology – Peter Sloterdijk – Google Books

This is a remarkable and valuable book. He has since published a number of philosophical works acclaimed in Germany. To underline this he notes that “whomever turns away from Eros deprives himself of the vital form. We are not born alone; anyone who has given birth, or witnessed that noisy, intensely corporeal event, knows that it could not be further from solitude. Although he expresses doubt about the ability of philosophy to provide such all-encompassing universals in the contemporary period, the relentless certainty with which Sloterdijk deploys his thought might be accused of sharing the same megalomaniac delusions of grandeur.


Women at least those who become mothers are links in an intergenerational web of unbroken physical continuity, an unbroken chain of motherhood stretching back beyond the first humans and our distant mammalian forebears into the oceans.

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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. The reviewers, though, see through the mystification and sloterrijk down the application. From these microspheres ontological relations such as fetus – placenta to macrospheres macro-uteri such as nations or statesSloterdijk analyzes spheres where humans try but fail to dwell and traces a connection between vital crisis e.

Sloterdijk also argues that the current concept of globalization lacks historical perspective.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Sloterdijk rejected the accusation of Nazism, which he considered alien to his historical context. Sloterdijk has said that the first paragraphs of Spheres are “the book that Heidegger should have written”, a companion volume to Being and Timenamely, “Being and Space”.