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Rage and Time: A Psychopolitical Investigation

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While ancient civilizations worshipped strong, active emotions, modern societies have favored more peaceful attitudes, especially within the democratic process. We have largely forgotten the struggle to make use of "thymos," the part of the soul that, following Plato, contains spirit, pride, and indignation. Rather, Christianity and psychoanalysis have promoted mutual unde ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by Columbia University Press (first published 2006)
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Hadrian
Nov 03, 2015 Hadrian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Rage — Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus' son Achilles"
-The Iliad, Opening Lines, Robert Fagles translation

The title of this book grants a key understanding into the nature of its project. Peter Sloterdijk draws a connection between these first words of a literary tradition and the 20th century investigation into 'being and time'. RAGE, to Sloterdijk, is based from the Greek thymos, an expression of intense emotional or spiritual desires, and a means of assuaging a wounded pride and a need for r
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Philippe Malzieu
Sloterdjik is one of the most exciting philosopher in the world. The title obviously makes us to think to "Sein und zeit" (being and time) of Heidegger. It is also an ontological project. But it's quite different. At the beginning of Illiade, there is anger, menis in Greek : "Tell us goddess Achille's anger." With the construction of the sentence in Greek, menis is at the beginning. Sloterdjik sees a sign there. This anger is directed against the Gods, the other men and even him. It is the base ...more
The Hermit's
Jan 03, 2013 The Hermit's rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sloterdijk explains the rhetorical mystical experience that is speaking and listening to Homer’s The Illiad wherein the emotive of ‘rage’(Greek: menis) provides the structure of one of the first mass reproduced mystical expriences. In story format, primal rage is transformed into a network born of a warrior/hero to God back to the speaker and then listener; who simply by the act of listening becomes a devotee and storyteller themselves; further propagating the mystical experience.

In time, this
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Olea
Jan 23, 2016 Olea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Și cum spuneam după ce am citit Internationala mea. Cronica unei vieti “atenția mea este acum încordată spre cunoașterea și încercarea de a înțelege un filozof ca Peter Sloterdijk, care în fruntea unui grup de intelectuali germani a putut să conceapă (și chiar să confere cel puțin unui om) Ordinul Mîșkin”.

Așa am ajuns să citesc această carte, în care autorul ne prezintă o alternativă la erotodinamismul clamat de psihanaliza secolului XX (adică faptul că impulsurile erotice determină viața indiv
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Razvan Zamfirescu
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Bineînțeles că mâniosul nu este un individ anistoric, o jivină care nu reușește să conștientizeze timpul altfel decât prin explozia thymotică care-l stăpânește. Eroul trăitor de thymos este capabil de a-și face rezerve de mânie pentru a urmări răzbunarea, pentru a-și urmări scopul propus în momentul în care a simțit ghesul thymosului, sau pentru a-și plăti onorabil ieșirile, stăpânit fiind de mân
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Richard
Apr 04, 2015 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those interested in contemporary affairs and their historical sources
Recommended to Richard by: a former student
RAGE and TIME, in English, on a Kindle.

Sloterdijk sees the development of rage, the first word of the ILIAD, and resentment over world history as a vital factor in the development of rights and the establishment of democracies. His history moves from THE ILIAD to the PSALMS and onward; interestingly, one of his texts is THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO which he sees as a revenge story against the bourgeois capitalists who had schemed against the Count and had him imprisoned.

The argument carries forward
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Mike
Apr 26, 2014 Mike rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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What a disappointment. What begins as a potentially fascinating attempt to locate and define rage in the context of human drives quickly goes off the rails and loses itself in it's own fits of bald rage. Based on a what is, frankly, an oversimplification of psychoanalysis, Sloterdijk attempts to posit thymos (rage) as an alternative drive to eros (sex). We'll leave the problems with this aside because what Sloterdijk does with this opening is significantly more problematic.

Sloterdijk's main conc
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Leonardo
Mar 17, 2016 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-reference  ·  review of another edition
Sloterdijk esboza los contornos de la división del capitalismo en sí mismo, de su inmanente autosuperación: el capitalismo culmina cuando «crea de sí mismo su propio y más radical opuesto –y el único fructífero–, totalmente diferente de lo que la izquierda clásica, atrapada en su miserabilismo, era capaz de soñar». Su mención positiva de Andrew Carnegie muestra la manera: el gesto de soberana autonegación de la inacabable acumulación de riqueza está en gastar esa riqueza en cosas más allá del pr ...more
Torsten
Jul 24, 2011 Torsten rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Olympischer Abgesang auf das Projekt der (radikalen) Linken, wobei Sloterdijk natürlich alle Argumente (und Formulierungskräfte) auf seiner Seite hat - theoretisch hat er Recht, umso schlimmer für die Wirklichkeit! Nach der ziemlich düsteren Gegenwartsanalyse - Destruktion des Sozialstaates aufgrund fehlenden Drohpotentials seitens der Arbeiterschaft und Verlagerung der thymotischen Energien in den Mittleren Osten - überzeugt die Gelassenheit jenseits des Ressentiments doch nicht ganz. Das schei ...more
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Kakanier
Dec 03, 2009 Kakanier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sehr gutes Buch. Der Mann ist recht sattelfest, dass er es als deutscher Philosophe wagt, den Zorn als leitende und bildende Kraft wieder vorzuschlagen.
Anne
Sep 12, 2013 Anne is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I am head banging my way through this. I don't know if it the translation or what, but it has been slow going. Or maybe I am just not that smart.
Héctor
Sobre el uso político de la ira (Thymós). Desde Aquiles hasta nuestros días...
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Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist. He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe.

Peter Sloterdijk studied philosophy, Germanistics and history at the University of Munich. In 1975 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg. Since 1980 he has published many philosophical works, includ
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“Ȋn timp ce economia obișnuită, dictată de "erosul inferior", se bazează pe afectele voinței de a avea, economia thymotică se sprijină pe mândria celor care se simt liberi să dăruiască. ... utilizarea thymotică a bogăției ȋn lumea anglo-saxonă, și mai ales ȋn SUA, a devenit un fapt civilizator garantat, ȋn timp ce pe continentul european – din cauza unor tradiții bazate pe ȋncrederea ȋn stat, pe subvenționism și pe mizerabilism – n-a reușit să se aclimatizeze cu adevărat nici până ȋn ziua de azi.” 0 likes
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