Peter Sloterdijk’s spherical communication

  • Fernando Garbini Cespedes Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes
Keywords: Metaphor, Spherology, History of language, Morphology, Essay

Abstract

In Spheres, the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk elects the human vital space as an essential anthropological category. As per his work, we only become humans when sheltering under self-created spherical forms – both symbolic and concrete – able to provide immunization, comfort and protection against the exterior. The trilogy, formed by the volumes Bubbles, Globes and Foams, dialogues with the communication field by proposing morphological metaphors to describe the communication spaces. The work offers tools to interpret communication contemporary phenomena while providing a poetical and essay-like approach to the complexity of the human condition.

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Author Biography

Fernando Garbini Cespedes, Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Comunicações e Artes

Ph.D candidate of the Communication Program of the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA-USP)

References

HEIDEGGER, M. Carta sobre o Humanismo. São Paulo: Centauro, 2005.

SLOTERDIJK, P. Regras para o parque humano: uma resposta à carta de Heidegger sobre o Humanismo. Tradução José Oscar de Almeida Marques. São Paulo: Estação Liberdade, 2000.

SLOTERDIJK, P. Esferas I: burbujas. Madrid: Ediciones Siruela, 2003.

SLOTERDIJK, P. Esferas III: espumas. Madrid: Ediciones Siruela, 2006.

SLOTERDIJK, P. Spheres II: globes. Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2014.

SLOTERDIJK, P. Esferas I: bolhas. Tradução José Oscar de Almeida Marques. São Paulo: Estação Liberdade, 2016.

Published
2018-08-29
How to Cite
Cespedes, F. (2018). Peter Sloterdijk’s spherical communication. MATRIZes, 12(2), 311-316. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1982-8160.v12i2p311-316
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Book reviews