Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 14, 2015

    Joshua Mohr: IMG Your Imagination, Your Fingerprint



    When I was in grad school, a teacher told our workshop that if a published novel is 300 pages, the writer had to generate 1,200 along the way. I... Continue »
    1. $17.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      All This Life

      Joshua Mohr 9781593766030

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$39.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Philosophy- General
9 Local Warehouse Philosophy- General
5 Remote Warehouse Philosophy- General

Globes: Spheres Volume II: Macrospherology (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)

by

Globes: Spheres Volume II: Macrospherology (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

All history is the history of struggles for spheric expansion.--from Globes

In Globes — the second, and longest, volume in Peter Sloterdijk's celebrated magnum opus Spheres trilogy — the author attempts nothing less than to uncover the philosophical foundations of the political history — the history of humanity — of the last two thousand years. The first, well-received volume of the author's Spheres trilogy, Bubbles, dealt with microspheres: the fact that individuals, from the fetal stage to childhood, are never alone, because they always incorporate the Other into themselves and align themselves with it. With Globes, Sloterdijk opens up a history of the political world using the morphological models of the orb and the globe, and argues that all previous statements about globalization have suffered from shortsightedness. For him, globalization begins with the ancient Greeks, who represented the whole world through the shape of the orb. With the discovery of America and the first circumnavigations of the earth, the orb was replaced by the globe. This second globalization is currently giving way to the third, which we are living through today, as the general virtuality of all conditions leads to a growing spatial crisis.

Peter Sloterdijk tells here the true story of globalization: from the geometrization of the sky in Plato and Aristotle to the circumnavigation of the last orb — the earth — by ships, capital, and signals.

About the Author

Peter Sloterdijk (b. 1947) is one of the best known and widely read German intellectuals writing today. His 1983 publication of Critique of Cynical Reason (published in English in 1988) became the best-selling German book of philosophy since World War II. He became president of the State Academy of Design at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe in 2001. He has been cohost of a discussion program, Das Philosophische Quartett (Philosophical Quartet) on German television since 2002.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584351603
Author:
Sloterdijk, Peter
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Hoban, Wieland
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Globes
Series Volume:
Spheres Volume II: M
Publication Date:
20141010
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
283 band#38;w illus.
Pages:
1024
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General

Globes: Spheres Volume II: Macrospherology (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$39.95 In Stock
Product details 1024 pages Semiotext(e) - English 9781584351603 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.