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This is the first English-language introduction to Peter Sloterdijk, the distinguished German philosopher and controversial public intellectual.

Sloterdijk, in the tradition of Nietzsche and Heine, is an iconoclast who uses humour and biting critique to challenge many of modernity s sacred thinkers, from Kant to Heidegger, in the process radically reinterpreting the canon of Western philosophy. In this unique textbook, leading Sloterdijk expert Jean-Pierre Couture explains in accessible language Sloterdijk s exceptional contribution, breaking his thought down into five key approaches: psychopolitics, anthropotechnics, spherology, controversy, and therapeutics. Sloterdijk s frequent public controversies, with supporters of Habermas and the Frankfurt school in particular, are assessed and their significance for current philosophical debates explained.

This fascinating book will be an essential companion for those interested in the hybrid aesthetics of thought situated at the crossroads of art and philosophy. Its up-to-date analyses of Sloterdijk s recently translated corpus will make it essential reading for all students and scholars of modern European thought.

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Hardcover
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745663807
ISBN10
074566380X
Publication Dates ROW:
Oct 2015
Publication Dates US:
Dec 2015
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Oct 2015


Format
237 x 158 mm
9.30 x 6.20 in
Pages
208 pages
Paperback
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745663814
ISBN10
0745663818
Publication Dates ROW:
Oct 2015
Publication Dates US:
Dec 2015
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Oct 2015



Format
229 x 153 mm
9.00 x 6.00 in
Pages
208 pages
Wiley E-Text
Status
Available
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781509502141
ISBN10
1509502149
Publication Dates ROW:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates US:
Jun 2016
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Jun 2016


Format
229 x 152 mm
9.02 x 5.98 in
Pages
208 pages

* Exam copies only available to lecturers for whom the book may be suitable as a course text.
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Reviews

"Jean-Pierre Couture's long-awaited essay on Peter Sloterdijk is the first attempt to assess his entire work and it is something of a tour-de-force. Peter Sloterdijk is one of the most inventive, provocative and controversial contemporary philosopher. A disciple of Nietzsche and Heidegger in rupture with the tradition of the School of Frankfurt, he is the most French of German philosophers. He was already something of a miracle when he emerged in the late 80s, and he has consistently remained a game changer. Jean-Pierre Couture's study will definitely fulfill the readers's expectations."
Sylvere Lotringer, Columbia University

"An excellent, intriguing and perceptive study of Peter Sloterdijk s extraordinary work. This is no small task - Sloterdijk is a prolific writer, who covers a wide range of topics, and who is allusive, provocative and often unsystematic. A model of how to write about a thinker whose thought is still in process."
Stuart Elden, University of Warwick

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Psychopolitics

Anthropotechnics

Spherology

Controversy

Therapy

Conclusion

Notes

References

Index

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Author Information

Jean-Pierre Couture is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa

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