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Design Philosophy and Poetic Thinking: Peter Sloterdijk’s Metaphorical Explorations of the Interior

Lee, Thomas; Wakefield-Rann, Rachael

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This article makes the argument that Peter Sloterdijk’s philosophy provides a useful and thought-provoking basis for studies of contemporary indoor ecologies. Sloterdijk’s philosophy is distinctively attentive to the various environments in which humans exist and of the ecological situation of beings in general. The notions of interiority explored in Sloterdijk’s work, particularly the third volume of his Spheres trilogy Foams (2016), provide important tools for conceptualizing the...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLee, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorWakefield-Rann, Rachael
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-15T05:20:27Z
dc.date.available2019-03-15T05:20:27Z
dc.identifier.issn1074-4827
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/157154
dc.description.abstractThis article makes the argument that Peter Sloterdijk’s philosophy provides a useful and thought-provoking basis for studies of contemporary indoor ecologies. Sloterdijk’s philosophy is distinctively attentive to the various environments in which humans exist and of the ecological situation of beings in general. The notions of interiority explored in Sloterdijk’s work, particularly the third volume of his Spheres trilogy Foams (2016), provide important tools for conceptualizing the changing nature of indoor spaces and contemporary modes of being in the world. Sloterdijk’s approach to philosophical analysis exhibits a number of interrelated advantages that mesh well with the ambitions of human ecology, particularly in relation to indoor ecological conditions. These include his sustained conceptual exploration of technological and scientific developments, his distinctive use of rhetoric and philosophy in the characterization of human agency, and the close attention he pays to the relationship between being and design. This article unpacks the value of these perspectives through a sustained attention to Spheres III: Foams and aims to demonstrate why Sloterdijk’s work provides an invaluable philosophical tool kit to foreground and unite scholarship in diverse fields exploring the relationship between interior spaces, human perception, and society.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.sourceHuman Ecology Review
dc.subjectdesign philosophy
dc.subjectdesign theory
dc.subjectinterior design
dc.subjectPeter Sloterdijk
dc.subjectphilosophy of technology
dc.titleDesign Philosophy and Poetic Thinking: Peter Sloterdijk’s Metaphorical Explorations of the Interior
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2018-01
local.publisher.urlhttps://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage153
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage170
local.identifier.doi10.22459/HER.24.02.2018.08
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons licence (CC BY-NC-ND; creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
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