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Esferas I

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An epic project in both size & purview, Sloterdijk's 3-volume, 2500-page Spheres is a late-20th-century bookend to Heidegger's Being & Time. Rejecting the century's predominant philosophical focus on temporality, Sloterdijk, self-described "student of the air," reinterprets the history of Western metaphysics as an inherently spatial & immunological project, fro...more
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Published January 1st 2005 by Siruela (first published 1998)
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James
In Bubbles, Sloterdijk asks us to pay very close attention to how consciousness registers fields of intimacy, between people, objects, and the imagined counterparts we relate to in the private domain of our own conscious interior. The sliding and shifting of perspective that goes on there, at the microspheric level, is a fugal arrangement more complicated than anything Bach ever composed; and Sloterdijk wants us to be aware of the nature of these intimacies and how they are vivified by our cultu...more
Michael
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
Joshua Mostafa
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."
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

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Mike
This is the real deal. One of a handful of recent books (Badiou's "Being and Event" and "Logics of Worlds" also come to mind) which clearly set out with the looming specter of Heidegger's "Being and Time" in mind. The breadth of topics covered in this book is staggering, especially considering that it is only the first in a trilogy which develops Sloterdijk's concept of the "Sphere." Here, in Bubbles, we find micro-spheres: the small, interpersonal relationships at the core the human experience...more
Héctor
EL IDIOTA Y EL ÁNGEL

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...more
Rodrigo Curicó Fernández
"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...more
Linus Ragnhage
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).
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.
Sara Renberg
This was really difficult for me to read, but in the best way. I'm looking forward to rereading it repeatedly.
Elias Garcia
Pedazo de obra

Inmenso, fantastico, cautivador y brillante.
Sirus Chayham
PS is such an ass.
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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, including the Critique of Cynical Reason. In 2001 he was named president of the State Academy of Design, part of the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. In 2002 he began to co-host Das Philo...more
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