Review of Sloterdijk’s Spheres Vol. 1

In the THE by Constantine Sandis, who, like many readers of Sloterdijk, finds him wildly digressive and perhaps in the end superficial. I don’t share that view at all  (neither do the writers in new Sloterdijk Now), though I will say Sloterdijk’s prose, often beautiful, is actually at its best when it is digressive and literary, and I find his shorter, more polemical works not well argued and often provocative in the worst sense. (For a taste, see this English translation of what set off his row with Axel Honneth a couple of years ago, which should have gone all the way and just argued for the gold standard.)

 

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