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Esferas I (Spheres #1)

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Esperada con verdadera expectación en Alemania, la trilogía Esferas es, sin duda, el opus magnum de Peter Sloterdijk. Esferas comienza convocando los sentidos, las sensaciones y el entendimiento de lo cercano; aquello que la filosofía suele pasar por alto: el espacio vivido y vivenciado. La experiencia del espacio siempre es la experiencia primaria del existir. Siempre viv ...more
Paperback, 583 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Siruela (first published 1998)
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Apr 03, 2007 Héctor rated it it was amazing

Precisamente porque el mundo moderno está saturado del ruido de los mensajeros de los partidos de poder y del estruendo artístico del genio, que llaman la atención sobre sus obras y sistemas delirantes, la diferencia religiosa ya no puede señalarse convincentemente desde la figura del embajador (o enviado). El Dios presente no puede alcanzar a los mortales como enviado, sino sólo como idiota. El idiota es un ángel sin mensaje: un íntimo complementador, sin distancia, de todos
Dec 18, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like the best philosophy and critical theory, this book will transform your understandings of the topics at hand. In the case of Bubbles, the first of three volumes in Peter Sloterdijk's Spheres trilogy, this means the way you conceive of what Sloterdijk calls "strong relationships" will never be the same. Heidegger's formula of "being-in-the-world" is the philosophical construct interrogated throughout Spheres, and Bubbles concerns itself with the first part, the "being-in." What does it mean t ...more
Charlie Huenemann
Sloterdijk’s Spheres is more like a brainwashing flood than it a patient argument for identifiable conclusions. But this is just what it must be, if Sloterdijk’s final aim is to overcome cynicism. No argument can possibly succeed – what is required instead is a radical change in vision, a conversion to newfound meaning. Spheres are above all expressions or institutions of love. He states his central thesis in the introduction to the trilogy: “I will develop, more obstinately than usual, the hypo ...more
Joshua Mostafa
Aug 29, 2012 Joshua Mostafa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From my review on LA Review of Books:

"This is a remarkable and valuable book. Even where it does not convince, it provokes; it does not try to get the last word in, but to generate new ideas for discussion. 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."
Güis Guerrero-Enterría
Tres volumenes en los que sloterdijk intenta situar al ser humano moderno. la revision de ideas y conceptos es muy amplia. como vivimos, somos y nos comportamos en un mundo que fabricamos.creamos y que nos cra y fabrica a nosotros. Se lee bien. la traducción española es buena.
Wanda Wang
Dec 26, 2016 Wanda Wang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jacques le fataliste et son maître
Avvincente viaggio alla radice di tutto: il pensiero e la cultura, le immagini dell’arte, della religione, del linguaggio, gli angeli custodi, le sirene, i gemelli ecc., passando attraverso simboli, musica e miti, la speculazione trinitaria, il mesmerismo, la ginecologia, fino ad arrivare alle prime fasi dell’essere umano, quelle embrionali. Al di là della ricostruzione e delle conclusioni proposte, una lettura che mi pare ricca di stimoli.

«Dove siamo, di conseguenza, quando ci troviamo in un pi

Alex Lee
Feb 09, 2017 Alex Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy, religion, 2017
This is a surprisingly deep book. Sloterdijk uses the notion of the Sphere in order to divide up spaces. He uses the idea of a self contained horizon; threshold in order to dialecticalize his way around religion, philosophy and other kinds of borders. In a sense, the circle is perfect because it is a localization that makes available the arbitrariness of classhood. What is "inside" belongs to one distinction... so that distinction can be further examined. I am not sure if there is going to be a ...more
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Oct 05, 2013 Rodrigo Curicó Fernández rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
"Desde tiempos muy tempranos la historia de los encuentros con el extraño fue también una escuela visual del terror".

"La neurosis básica de la cultura occidental es tener que soñar un sujeto que lo observa, nombra, posee todo, sin dejarse contener, nombrar, poseer por algo, aun en el caso de que el Dios más discreto se ofreciera como observador, receptáculo y mandante".

"El aliento es desde un principio conspirador, respirador, inspirador; tan pronto como hay aire, respira a dos".

"Así, los amante
I'm tempted to continue on to Globes. Which says something. This book puts lots of ideas on the table, almost all of them concerning the idea of close two-person relationships (mother-child, God-Adam, etc.) The thing I most struggled with is the rejection of the Enlightenment. But beyond that, Sloterdijk writes engagingly enough for the deep territory, and his ability to supplement the writing with interesting images keep the book moving along.
Sep 15, 2015 Leonardo marked it as to-keep-ref  ·  review of another edition
Discutido en Viviendo en el Final de los Tiempos Pág.271-280 en vinculación con el artículo de Alejandro Zaera-Polo disponible acá.
Linus Ragnhage
Aug 04, 2014 Linus Ragnhage rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will withhold judgment until I've read all three parts of the Spheres Trilogy, but if this first installation is any indication of the complete package then it is likely to become one of the original philosophical beacons of the 21st century (playing perhaps the same role as Heidegger's Being and Time did in the 20th).
Sirus Chayham
PS is such an ass.
Sara Renberg
Jan 25, 2013 Sara Renberg rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was really difficult for me to read, but in the best way. I'm looking forward to rereading it repeatedly.
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Dec 27, 2016 Liam Donovan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: west-philosophy
Trippier than LSD
Elias Garcia
Sep 22, 2011 Elias Garcia rated it it was amazing
Pedazo de obra

Inmenso, fantastico, cautivador y brillante.
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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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“For many intelligences,the thought of homely intimacies is associated with a spontaneous disgust at too much sweetness-which is why there is neither a philosophy of sweetness nor an elaborated ontology of the intimate. One must assess the nature of this resistance if one is to get past typical initial aversions. From a distance,the subject appears so unattractive and inconsequential that for the time being,only suckers for harmony or theophilic eunuchs would get stuck on it. An intellect that spends its energy on worthy objects usually prefers the sharp to the sweet; one does not offer candy to heroes” 1 likes
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