After God PETER SLOTERDIJK Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design Translated by Ian Alexander Moore ‘Sloterdijk in effect exposes the uncultured crudeness of Anglo-Saxon atheists. He offers us here a long, historically infomed mediation on the way in which the question of “soul” and its intimations of the ultimate can tend at once to undermine institutional religion and yet also to present an obstacle against any final disenchantment of the world. Beyond sterile polemic, this book, whether one agrees with it or not, can help stimulate more fruitful and mutually respectful debates about religion.’ John Milbank, University of Nottingham In his Critique of Cynical Reason, Peter Sloterdijk pursued an enlightenment of the Enlightenment in both its beginnings and the present. After God is dedicated to the theological enlightenment of theology. It ranges from the period when gods reigned to reveries about the godlike power of artificial intelligence. 229 x 152mm • 256 pages • UK April 2020, US June 2020 HB • 978-1-5095-3350-3 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-3351-0 • £17.99 / $24.95 / €23.90 ebook available
What Happened in the 20th Century? PETER SLOTERDIJK Translated by Christopher Turner ‘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 In this new volume, philosopher Peter Sloterdijk argues that we will never understand the twentieth century if we focus on events or ideologies. Rather, he argues that the predominant motif of the twentieth century is what Badiou called a passion for the real, which manifests itself as the will to actualize the truth directly in the here and now. 229 x 152mm • 240 pages • 2018 HB • 978-1-5095-1837-1 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-1838-8 • £18.99 / $26.95 / €24.90 ebook available
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The Aesthetic Imperative Writings on Art PETER SLOTERDIJK Translated by Karen Margolis ‘The Aesthetic Imperative crystallizes and intensifies the already formidable force of Sloterdijk’s corpus. By working through the history of philosophy we discover that the bourgeois subject’s capacity to discern the beautiful is at once an art of self-formation and a beautiful form of the self. This is not one more book on the relation between art and politics: it redefines the polity as a singular account of a beauty beyond art, and redefines the aesthetic by way of a subjectivity that is on its way to being political.’ Claire Colebrook, Penn State University In this wide-ranging book, renowned philosopher and theorist Peter Sloterdijk examines art in all its rich and varied forms: from music to architecture, light to movement, and design to typography. Sloterdijk transforms the way we look at works of art, leading us away from conventional art history to develop a bold new theory of aesthetics. 229 x 152mm • 352 pages • 2017 HB • 978-0-7456-9986-8 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-0-7456-9987-5 • £18.99 / $28.95 / €24.90 ebook available
Foucault: The Birth of Power STUART ELDEN University of Warwick and Monash University ‘Foucault: The Birth of Power opens an illuminating window into the process of political awakening and philosophical transformation as intellectual history. Drawing on lectures, talks, and unpublished as well as published material, Stuart Elden has marshalled the contents of a massive archive to substantiate this pivotal period in the development of one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century.’ Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis 229 x 152mm • 256 pages • 2017 HB • 978-1-5095-0725-2 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-1-5095-0726-9 • £18.99 / $26.95 / €22.90 ebook available
Foucault’s Last Decade STUART ELDEN ‘Elden has produced a masterful text that reconstructs how a “thinker” thinks between failure and success, between the possible and the as-yet-unimaginable. This is philosophical inspiration at its most poetic height. Elden teaches us to read Foucault in a new way.’ Eduardo Mendieta, Penn State University 229 x 152mm • 264 pages • 2016 HB • 978-0-7456-8391-1 • £55.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB • 978-0-7456-8392-8 • £18.99 / $26.95 / €22.90 ebook available