Peter Sloterdijk is a famous German philosopher, essayist, cultural critic and television host. Arguably, he is today Germany’s most influential public philosopher. He has been a Professor of philosophy and aesthetics at the German University Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (University of Art and Design Karlsruhe), where since 2001 he has served as the President of the institution. Sloterdijk also teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 1983 he published The Critique of Cynical Reason (Kritik der zynischen Vernunft) that would quickly generate a large amount of buzz. It would thus not only be translated into thirty-two languages but would beat record sales for a philosophy book written in German since WWII.