Philosophical Temperaments: From Plato to Foucault by Peter Sloterdijk,Thomas Dunlap,Creston Davis

By Peter Sloterdijk,Thomas Dunlap,Creston Davis

Peter Sloterdijk turns his willing eye to the historical past of western proposal, undertaking 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 advance of philosophical pondering now not as a buildup of compelling books and arguments yet as a lifelong, intimate fight with highbrow and religious activities, 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 impacts shaping those intellectuals’ concept and the buzz and sweetness generated through the applying in their pondering within the genuine global. The philosophical “temperament” as conceived by way 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 distinct dynamic at play in philosophy as an entire. Creston Davis’s advent info Sloterdijk’s personal temperament, surveying the prestigious thinker’s highbrow context, rhetorical type, and philosophical persona.

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