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

Sloterdijk, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1584351608 / ISBN 13: 9781584351603
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"Originally published as Sph'aren II. Globen, by Editions Suhrkamp, Frankfurt"--Title page verso. Translator(s): Hoban, Wieland. Series: Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents. Num Pages: 1024 pages, 282 b&w illus. BIC Classification: HPCF; HPK; HPS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 160 x 237 x 48. Weight in Grams: 1520. . 2014. Tra. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781584351603

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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.

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