The transfiguration of existence and sovereign life: Sloterdijk and Nietzsche on posthuman and superhuman futures
Ansell-Pearson, Keith. (2009) The transfiguration of existence and sovereign life: Sloterdijk and Nietzsche on posthuman and superhuman futures. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Vol.27 (No.1 Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 139-156. ISSN 0263-7758Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/d10708
This essay provides a close reading of Sloterdijk's book Thinker on Stage: Nietzsche's Materialism (1989, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN). Sloterdijk's book is itself a discussion of Nietzsche's book The Birth of Tragedy, and the account offered here is a critical appreciation of both texts, focusing on the question of individual and collective existence. The essay looks at the question of the future of the human, raising the question of the superhuman alongside that of the posthuman. In doing so, it brings in other texts from Sloterdijk-especially "Rules for the human zoo"-and offers an account of Nietzsche's work on these themes as a whole. The essay criticises some aspects of Sloterdijk's appropriation, but more positively makes the case for retrieving the uniqueness of Nietzsche's answers. Human existence cannot be corrected, but it can be transfigured.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Philosophy|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning D: Society and Space|
|Official Date:||February 2009|
|Number:||No.1 Sp. Iss. SI|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 139-156|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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