Im Weltinnenraum des Kapitals (2005) delivers what its subtitle promises: a philosophical theory of globalization. This book and the theory it expounds extends the morphological philosophy of space put forward previously by Sloterdijk in the Sphären-trilogy (p. 14),1 which discusses a philosophical history of what he calls terrestrial globalization. For Sloterdijk, the globe as a philosophical concept (Globus, Kugel, sphaira) is a result of terrestrial globalization (p. 37) – the processes of materialist expansion that produce the world system. Terrestrial globalization marks the middle stage of a three-tier process. It is the only part of “humanity” that Sloterdijk finds worth calling “world history in a philosophical sense” (p. 28). Terrestrial globalization follows a cosmic-Uranian or morphological globalization – marked by the Greek metaphysical discovery of the globe as apparent in their love of the spheric form...
Book Review|November 01 2007
The Global Sphere: Peter Sloterdijk’s Theory of Globalization
Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 393-398.
Liesbeth Noordegraaf-Eelens, Willem Schinkel; The Global Sphere: Peter Sloterdijk’s Theory of Globalization. Cultural Politics 1 November 2007; 3 (3): 393–398. doi: https://doi.org/10.2752/175174307X226915
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