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Crítica de la razón cínica (Theory and History of Literature #40)

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«Desde 1983 Peter Sloterdijk cuenta entre los filósofos más importantes de la Alemania de posguerra. De un día para otro se hizo famoso con su Crítica de la razón cínica, un libro que conmovió al gran público como casi ninguna otra obra de diagnóstico filosófico del tiempo desde La decadencia de Occidente de Oswald Spengler. Éste simpatizaba con los césares [...]. El patro ...more
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Published 2003 by Siruela (first published 1983)
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Nenad Vukusic
Five stars for one reason only. I used to be cynical beyond reason, until a friend pointed this book out to me. It changed my life. I know it sounds like a crappy self help section advice, but there are too many of us, just hating shit for no reason, giving shit to people for no reason and being generally mean. Don't do that. Love people, appreciate their opinions and listen to them. They might surprise you. Oh, and read this book motherfucker. It is worht your time.
Jacob Wren

Peter Sloterdijke writes:



Psychologically present-day cynics can be understood as borderline melancholics, who can keep their symptoms of depression under control and can remain more or less able to work. Indeed, this is the essential point in modern cynicism: the ability of it’s bearers to work – in spite of anything that might happen. For cynics are not dumb, and every now and then they certainly see the nothingness to which everything leads. Their psychic apparatus has become elastic enough to
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Dustyn Hessie
Before I read this book I was indoctrinated with the belief (partly by education, mostly by general opinion) that Sloterdijk was a "post-humanist," and a "neo-facist" (both of which I am not so found of). But in the Critique of Cynical Reason I didn't get any sideways ideology out of this 20th century German thinker.

This philosophical critique doesn't just hone in on our modern idea of the cynic, the melancholy bastard of epithets and premature gloominess, but it also turns our heads back to th
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j.
some good fart jokes, some swearing, deceptively breezy for a 600-page book of critical theory. his psychological interpretations sometimes have a tendency to sound facile, but he seems to find that funny too, and anyway just when you're thinking you're superior to them he tosses off another one that makes it seem pretty likely that you're never going to read as much of THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF WESTERN THOUGHT as he has so there's not much point in getting too fussy about his details. a man who inc ...more
Peter
This is one of the most interesting books I've read since college. I don't have shit to say about it, though. If the title sounds interesting to you, I bet you'll enjoy it.
Héctor
MIER...DA Y CONCIENCIA ECOLÓGICA

Como hijos de la cultura anal, todos nosotros tenemos una relación más o menos perturbada hacia la propia mierda. La separación de nuestra conciencia de la propia mierda es el más profundo adiestramiento que nos dice lo que tiene que suceder oculta y privadamente. La relación que se inculca a los hombres hacia sus propios excrementos suministra el modelo de relación que existe para con todas las basuras de la vida. Hasta ahora se las ha ignorado regularmente. Sól
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Miro Nguyen
Jan 22, 2015 Miro Nguyen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Doubt suggested this book to me after the paper about Sarajevo being ignored and left unprotected.
Bookaholic
Peter Sloterdijk, profesor de estetică şi filozofie la Hochschule für Gestaltung din Karlsruhe, adversar al teoriei critice a Şcolii de la Frankfurt – inamic declarat al lui Jürgen Habermas –, i-a contrariat pe mulţi, în 1983, printr-un volum atipic, Critica raţiunii cinice. Se poate spune, pe bună dreptate, că omul cinic al sfârşitului de secol XX s-a regăsit mai mult sau mai puţin în această carte a demascărilor, a aparenţelor denunţate fără pic de jenă. Sloterdijk spune lucrurilor pe nume, es ...more
Luis4b1d
Es tal vez una de las mejores piezas de filosofía de los últimos 15 años. Presenta una perspectiva sobre la llamada cotidianidad, desafiando la necesidad de perspectiva histórica, y la posibilidad de hacer excepcional cualquier elemento de deseo.
sologdin
quite a bit going on here, but famous among literary & lefty types for the notion "enlightened false consciousness."
Andrew
Brilliant and enjoyable to read (none of the dryness of so much philosophy.)
Adam
More entertaining than edifying; frequently garrulous, occasionally perceptive. The primary demerit is Sloterdijk's heavy-handed advocacy of the "kynical" position, which amounts to little more than an attitude or lifestyle and is sometimes too cozy with the glib history of anti-intellectualism.
Michel Van Goethem
Kritiek van de cynische rede
by Peter Sloterdijk
Nat
I read this book in college as the final book in an enormously ambitious class on 20th century intellectual history. We started with Freud and finished with this. The instructor described this book as "cheeky". When I mentioned to another one of my profs that I was reading this, he told me that when the book came out in the late 70s or early 80s in Germany, there was a lot of buzz about it, but when people finally got their hands on it they were totally nonplussed.

This book contains pictures.
Güis Guerrero-Enterría
Muy buen libro con el que el autor aleman se dio a conocer en medio mundo. Un ejercico de investigación y analisis sobre la naturaleza del hombre, violencia y aspectos sobre la dominacion el poder y las formas sociales en las que estas se disfrazan.
Zedder
Nat introduced me to this. Of course I've only read a fraction of it, but the section on farts is truly classic.
Darin
Been working on this one on-and-off for years. It just keeps on giving.
Brian
Dec 10, 2007 Brian marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Tried reading this twice and failed. Oh well. Someday.
Les
very thick but not impossible
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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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