The Resource Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Mario Wenning

Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Mario Wenning

Label
Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation
Title
Rage and time
Title remainder
a psychopolitical investigation
Statement of responsibility
Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Mario Wenning
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"While ancient civilizations worshipped strong, active emotions, modern societies have favored more peaceful attitudes, especially within the democratic process. We have largely forgotten the struggle to make use of thymos, the part of the soul that, following Plato, contains spirit, pride, and indignation. Rather, Christianity and psychoanalysis have promoted mutual understanding to overcome conflict. Through unique examples, Peter Sloterdijk, the preeminent posthumanist, argues exactly the opposite, showing how the history of Western civilization can be read as a suppression and return of rage. By way of reinterpreting the Iliad, Alexandre Dumas's Count of Monte Cristo, and recent Islamic political riots in Paris, Sloterdijk proves the fallacy that rage is an emotion capable of control. Global terrorism and economic frustrations have rendered strong emotions visibly resurgent, and the consequences of violent outbursts will determine international relations for decades to come. To better respond to rage and its complexity, Sloterdijk daringly breaks with entrenched dogma and contructs a new theory for confronting conflict. His approach acknowledges and respects the proper place of rage and channels it into productive political struggle."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
152.4/2
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
BF575.A5
LC item number
S5613 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Insurrections: critical studies in religion, politics, and culture
Label
Rage and time : a psychopolitical investigation, Peter Sloterdijk ; translated by Mario Wenning
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rage transactions -- The wrathful god: the discovery of the metaphysical revenge bank -- The rage revolution: on the communist world bank of rage -- The dispersion of rage in the era of the center -- Conclusion: beyond resentment
Control code
ocn647929680
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (v, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231518369
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/cttgqrb9
  • 3089cb70-08db-483c-ade9-8b689045bd24
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.b25614502
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647929680
  • pebcs0231518366

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