The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as a Practice

The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as a Practice

Peter Sloterdijk


In his best-selling booklet You needs to switch Your Life, Peter Sloterdijk argued workout and perform have been the most important to the human situation. within the paintings of Philosophy, he extends this critique to educational technological know-how and scholarship, casting the learning procedures of educational learn as key to the construction of refined suggestion. Infused with humor and provocative perception, The paintings of Philosophy additional integrates philosophy and human lifestyles, richly detailing the principles of this courting and its transformative position in making the postmodern self.

Sloterdijk starts with Plato's description of Socrates, whose inner monologues have been so soaking up they typically rooted the thinker in position. the unique academy, Sloterdijk argues, taught students to lose themselves in notion, and contemporary universities proceed this custom by means of supplying scope for Plato's "accommodations for absences." by way of education students to perform pondering as an career transcending day-by-day time and house, universities create the surroundings during which notion makes knowledge attainable. Traversing the historical past of asceticism, the idea that of suspended animation, and the idea of the impartial observer, Sloterdijk strains the evolution of philosophical perform from precedent days to at the present time, exhibiting how students can stay actual to the culture of "the tested existence" even if the temporal size now not corresponds to the everlasting. construction at the paintings of Husserl, Heidegger, Nietzsche, Arendt, and different practitioners of the lifetime of conception, Sloterdijk launches a posthumanist protection of philosophical inquiry and its daily, healing value.

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