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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (3): 303–321.
Published: 01 November 2020
... pessimistic nostalgia for a prior mode of spatial ordering into an expansionist geopolitics. The author maintains that, against that legacy, Sloterdijk proposes “spherology,” a unique practice of spatial anthropology through which he teases out an art of writing at the service of experience, seeking...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 357–380.
Published: 01 November 2007
... to the content level, Sloterdijk introduces the focus of his judgement of taste: monstrosity. Both “enormous” and “monstrosity” are variations on one of the crucial ideas that haunt and inspire his spherological discourse: das Ungeheuer . Although in earlier interviews he preferred the synonym “ das ganz Große...
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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (2): 151–172.
Published: 01 July 2022
... 2020 ) adds a contemporary layer to this history, where the incomprehensible ubiquity of data always already colonizes the once-“natural” world. He develops this using a similar historical method to Sloterdijk's spherology, tracing how imperatives related to naval conflict—especially the perspectives...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 327–356.
Published: 01 November 2007
... thesis that the twentieth century was marked by a “passion for the real” into the context of his own project of spherology. The twentieth century consists primarily of the activation of the real in a passion for technological and economic antigravitation. The result is the slow but unavoidable...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 389–391.
Published: 01 November 2010
...). Terror in the Air 's stimulating descriptions of the irruption of the monstrous into our lifeworlds is but one aspect of Sloterdijk's greater project of creating a “plural spherology” that allows us to think the emergence of new ways of being-together after the implosion of the classic metaphysical...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 275–306.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., not because it is the well-founded privilege of an aggressive subject, but because it operates “on the flipside of subjectivity” (2004: 84). The monstrous has not disappeared, but it has been immanentized as an “upward abyss ( Abgrund nach oben )” (ibid.: 495). The ultimate aim of all of spherology, it turns...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (3): 307–326.
Published: 01 November 2007
... , which is called Schäume [Foams]. You’ll see how I try to combine the biophilosophical propositions of the French writers with my ideas on general morpho-immunology (or spherology). The theme of the “hidden ecology of universal pain” will be further developed as a result. For my part, and insofar...