In the World Interior of Capital

ISBN-10: 0745647693

ISBN-13: 9780745647692

Edition: 2013

Authors: Peter Sloterdijk

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Displaying the distinctive combination of narration and philosophy for which he is well known, this new book by Peter Sloterdijk develops a radically new account of globalization at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The author takes seriously the historical and philosophical consequences of the notion of the earth as a globe, arriving at the thesis that what is praised or decried as globalization is actually the end phase in a process that began with the first circumnavigation of the earth � and that one can already discern elements of a new era beyond globalization. In the end phase of globalization, the world system completed its development and, as a capitalist system, came to determine all conditions of life. Sloterdijk takes the Crystal Palace in London, the site of the first world exhibition in 1851, as the most expressive metaphor for this situation. The palace demonstrates the inevitable exclusivity of globalization as the construction of a comfort structure � that is, the establishment and expansion of a world interior whose boundaries are invisible, yet virtually insurmountable from without, and which is inhabited by one and a half billion winners of globalization; three times this number are left standing outside the door.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 9/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

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.

First Part: On the Emergence of the World System
Of Grand Narratives
The Wandering Star
Return to Earth
Globe Time, World Picture Time
Turn from the East, Entrance into the Homogeneous Space
Jules Verne and Hegel
Waterworld: On the Change of the Central Element in the Modern Age
Fortuna, or: The Metaphysics of Chance
Delusion and Time: On Capitalism and Telepathy
The Invention of Subjectivity - Primary Disinhibition and Its Advisers
Irreflexive Energies: The Ontology of the Headstart
Nautical Ecstasies
'Corporate Identity' on the High Seas, Parting of Minds
The Basic Movement: Money Returns
Between Justifications and Assurances: On Terran and Maritime Thought
Expedition and Truth
The Signs of the Explorers: On Cartography and Imperial Name Magic
The Pure Outside
Theory of the Pirate: The White Terror
The Modern Age and the New Land Syndrome Americanology 1
The Five Canopies of Globalization: Aspects of European Space Exportation
The Poetics of the Ship's Hold
Onboard Clerics: The Religious Network
The Book of Vice-Kings
The Library of Globalization
The Translators
Second Part: The Grand Interior
Synchronous World
The Second Ecumene
The Immunological Transformation: On the Way to Thin-Walled 'Societies'
Believing and Knowing: In hoc signo (sc. globi) vinces
The Crystal Palace
The Dense World and Secondary Disinhibition: Terrorism as the Romanticism of the Pure Attack
Twilight of the Perpetrators and the Ethics of Responsibility: The Cybernetic Erinyes
The Capitalist World Interior: Rainer Maria Rilke Almost Meets Adam Smith
Mutations in the Pampering Space
Revaluation of All Values: The Principle of Abundance
The Exception: Anatomy of a Temptation Americanology 2
The Uncompressible, or: The Rediscovery of the Extended
In Praise of Asymmetry
The Heavenly and the Earthly Left
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