Peter Sloterdijk

  • Who has not yet thought gray
  • A color theory
  • Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue

Peter Sloterdijk has written his masterpiece. The media have never shown such exuberance. He borrowed the title of his book from a sentence by Cézanne, who said that as long as one has not painted gray, one is not a painter. – Transferred to philosophy, this is an exorbitant provocation! Why should philosophers think of a single color instead of dealing with ethics, metaphysics or logic?
The world is what we see of it.

In a joint conversation with Dr. Manfred Osten(Goethe and Happiness, 2017), the eminent philosopher, cultural scientist and author Prof. Dr. Peter Sloterdijk, who taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe until 2017, discusses whether it makes sense to ask: What color are the shadows in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave? Doesn’t philosophy, according to Hegel, always paint grisailles? And doesn’t Heidegger’s being-in-the-world imply dwelling in a diffuse gray?

In the context of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Foto: Hentschel

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