In the World Interior of Capital: Towards a Philosophical Theory of Globalization

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Displaying the distinctive combination of narration and philosophyfor which he is well known, this new book by Peter Sloterdijkdevelops a radically new account of globalization at the beginningof the twenty-first century. The author takes seriously thehistorical and philosophical consequences of the notion of theearth as a globe, arriving at the thesis that what is praised ordecried as globalization is actually the end phase in a processthat began with the first circumnavigation of the earth Ð andthat one can already discern elements of a new era beyondglobalization. In the end phase of globalization, the world system completed itsdevelopment and, as a capitalist system, came to determine allconditions of life. Sloterdijk takes the Crystal Palace in London,the site of the first world exhibition in 1851, as the mostexpressive metaphor for this situation. The palace demonstrates theinevitable exclusivity of globalization as the construction of acomfort structure Ð that is, the establishment and expansionof a world interior whose boundaries are invisible, yet virtuallyinsurmountable from without, and which is inhabited by one and ahalf billion winners of globalization; three times this number areleft standing outside the door.

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"Confirms Sloterdijk as the thinking European's Slavoj ?i?ek, asrestlessly digressive as his Slovenian counterpart, but even moreintellectually reckless and better company."
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"In the last few years Sloterdijk has moved from a figure ofrelative obscurity in Anglophone debates to being one of the keythinkers of our time. This wide-ranging, engaging, thoughtful andprovocative book illustrates why. An unashamedly grand narrative,it engages with both the philosophical and political complexitiesof the question of the world. It is once again presented in a veryfine translation by Wieland Hoban."
Stuart Elden, Durham University

"Peter Sloterdijk never disappoints when it comes to producing anoriginal point of view. Equally, he never disappoints in themagnitude of his ambitions. In this deeply original andhyper-ambitious book, he presents a history of globalization, noless. In doing so, he resurrects what has become a tired andhackneyed term by reconstituting it as a drama of location but onewherein the notion of location is itself brought into the play as acentral element of the plot. And what a play it is, the play of anever-increasing density of events and an ever-decreasingconcentration of purpose which – if we’re not verycareful – will produce a 'last orb'. Wonderful stuff whichrestores our faith in the power of grand narratives."
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