1. In Place of a Preface 2. The Half-Moon Man 3. Why are People Media? 4. World Estrangement and Diagnosis of our Times 5. Uterus on Wheels 6. Fire your Shrink! 7. Philosophical Retuning 8. We're Always Riding Down Maternity Drive 9. Tackling the Unspoken Things in Culture 10. On Wealth and Self-Respect 11. Learning Is Joyful Anticipation of Oneself 12. Postmen and Fallen Towers 13. Raising our Heads: Pampering Spaces and Time Drifts 14. Good Theory Doesn't Complain 15. There Are No Individuals 16. Confused People Spread Confusion 17. Germans Want to Be Compelled: Theory for the Year's End 18. Comparatists of Happiness 19. Image and Perspective. An Experiment in Atmospheric Seeing 20. On Progress. The Holy Fire of Dissatisfaction 21. A Team of Hermaphrodites 22. Under a Brighter Sky 23. Making the Effort: The Reader 24. Thus Spoke Sloterdijk 25. Fathers Should Be Kept Away from Brothels and Pubs 26. The Athletics of Dying 27. Do Your Duty to Enjoy! 28. Even a God Can't Save Us 29. A Plug for Higher Energies 30. Mortgaging the Air: The Financial Crisis 31. Is There a Way Out of the Crisis of Western Culture? 32. Questions of Fate: A Novel About Thought 33. Humans in Repetition / The 21st Century will be Acrobatic 34. With the Babble of Babylon in the Background Editorial Note Appendix
Peter Sloterdijk is Professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics at the Karlsruhe School of Design and the author of many works, including You Must Change Your Life.
'Selected Exaggerations presents a blow-by-blow chronicle of an intellectual journey, one of the most remarkable of our time. In it, we follow Sloterdijk as he comments on his work in progress and current affairs over a twenty-year period. Often mischievous, sometimes maddening, always thought-provoking, Sloterdijk is a force to be reckoned with. With this publication, the English-speaking world finally has a one-volume introduction to this extraordinary thinker. Brian Massumi, University of Montr al