What Happened in the Twentieth Century?: Towards a Critique of Extremist Reason

What Happened in the Twentieth Century?: Towards a Critique of Extremist Reason

by Peter Sloterdijk


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ISBN-13: 9781509518388
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/20/2018
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 666,506
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Peter Sloterdijk is Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Karlsruhe School of Design.

Table of Contents

  • The Anthropocene - A Stage in the Process on the Margins of the Earth's History?
  • From the Domestication of the Human Being to the Civilizing of Cultures: Answering the Question of Whether Humanity is Capable of Taming Itself
  • The Ocean Experiment: From Nautical Globalization to a General Ecology
  • The Synchronized World: Philosophical Aspects of Globalization
  • What Happened in the 20th Century? Toward a Critique of Extremist Reason
  • The Thinker in the Haunted Castle: On Derrida's Interpretation of Dreams
  • Deep Observation: Towards a Philosophy of the Space Station
  • The Permanent Renaissance: The Italian Novella and News of Modernity
  • Heidegger's Politics: Postponing the End of History
  • Odysseus the Sophist: On the Birth of Philosophy from the Spirit of Travel Stress
  • Almost Sacred Text: Essay on the Constitution
  • The Other Logos, or the Reason of Cunning: On the Intellectual History of the Indirect
  • Editorial Note
  • Notes

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"From a philosophical reflection on the Anthropocene to a reconsideration of Heidegger's politics, Sloterdijk gathers here a Borgesian palimpsest of ways of looking at our history and historicity. This is Sloterdijk's response to Adorno and Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment and Hobsbawm's The Age of Extremes – it is a book of ideas and Cyclopean landscapes that gives us a new diagnosis of our times."
—Eduardo Mendieta, Penn State University

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