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Review Overall, this is a scintillating introduction for Anglophone readers to a stimulating provocateur of contemporary European intellectual culture. (Choice)A highly engaging read. (Dylan S Bailey Marx & Philosophy Review of Books) Read more Review Peter Sloterdijk is not only an original thinker but is probably on the way to being one of the world's most prominent 'public philosophers.' In this book, he provides brief, highly charged, and colorful readings of the characters, lives, and ideas of leading Western philosophers. (Carl Raschke, senior editor of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory)Philosophical Temperaments is in fact a creative reworking of the idea of an introduction to philosophy. It invites readers to taste philosophy itself, to somehow catch that elusive sense of what it means to think. (Ward Blanton, University of Kent) Read more See all Editorial Reviews