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This paper finds its inspiration in the philosophical analyses of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. Their pragmatic perspective offers a conceptual framework for Rotterdam Skillcity, a systematic and long-term urban strategy that intervenes in pedagogical and societal practices in socio-economically deprived neighborhoods in the Southern neighborhoods of Rotterdam. It is argued and shown that although the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari cannot be applied as a theory to this practice, yet, their concepts are adequate tools to analyze current urban problems in order to design policies that handle these problems more adequately than the ones that have been applied the past decades. So the topic of this contribution is mesopolitical emancipation in the 21st century. This mesopolitical focus deals with the ways how power can be redistributed in and by groups that selfconsciously and interdependently reflect and act in a society that is politicoeconomically and socio-ecologically challenged to change its way of life. The DeleuzoGuattarian perspective offers an ecosophy as the core of a relational philosophy the crucial concept of which is inter-esse or a being in between. Once we reconceptualize urban policies focused on a transition to a politically more democratic and ecologically more integrated world, it becomes clear that DeleuzoGuattarian schizoanalysis envelops an emancipatory practice. Part 1 consists of a survey of the adopted key concepts and how these are adapted in order to construct a conceptual 'war machine' that provides tools for an urban intervention. In Part 2 the concrete tactics and operational trajectories of Rotterdam Skillcity are sketched.

In: This Deleuzian Century
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This paper finds its inspiration in the philosophical analyses of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari. Their pragmatic perspective offers a conceptual framework for Rotterdam Skillcity, a systematic and long-term urban strategy that intervenes in pedagogical and societal practices in socio-economically deprived neighborhoods in the Southern neighborhoods of Rotterdam. It is argued and shown that although the philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari cannot be applied as a theory to this practice, yet, their concepts are adequate tools to analyze current urban problems in order to design policies that handle these problems more adequately than the ones that have been applied the past decades. So the topic of this contribution is mesopolitical emancipation in the 21st century. This mesopolitical focus deals with the ways how power can be redistributed in and by groups that selfconsciously and interdependently reflect and act in a society that is politicoeconomically and socio-ecologically challenged to change its way of life. The DeleuzoGuattarian perspective offers an ecosophy as the core of a relational philosophy the crucial concept of which is inter-esse or a being in between. Once we reconceptualize urban policies focused on a transition to a politically more democratic and ecologically more integrated world, it becomes clear that DeleuzoGuattarian schizoanalysis envelops an emancipatory practice. Part 1 consists of a survey of the adopted key concepts and how these are adapted in order to construct a conceptual 'war machine' that provides tools for an urban intervention. In Part 2 the concrete tactics and operational trajectories of Rotterdam Skillcity are sketched.

In: This Deleuzian Century
In: Hegel's Philosophy of the Historical Religions
In: Die Vermessung des Ungeheuren
In: Das Multiversum der Kulturen
In: Time and Temporality in Intercultural Perspective
Interculturality is the name of a philosophical approach, that acknowledges that all philosophy is culturally rooted and interested in dialogue and discussion beyond cultural boundaries. Intercultural philosophy is not a separate discipline, next to history of philosophy, logic, epistemology, ethics, political and social philosophy, or even philosophy of cultures. It systematically supports intercultural encounters in reflection on transculturally shared questions and problems such as the environmental, social, religious, and economic entanglements that our world is caught up in. This series, true to the focus on dialogue and encounter that its founders Kimmerle and Mall envisaged, is moving with the times as they are changing, to further decenter Europe as the imagined cradle of philosophy. Intercultural translation and critical interpretation are crucial to move beyond such centrisms, and to enhance a global philosophical conversation on the real world problems of humanity.

Interkulturalität ist der Name einer philosophischen und kulturellen Haltung, Einstellung und Einsicht. Diese Einsicht begleitet alle Kulturen und Philosophien wie ein Schatten und verhindert, dass diese sich in den absoluten Stand setzen. Die interkulturelle Philosophie will nicht eine neue philosophische Disziplin sein –neben Geschichte der Philosophie, Logik, Erkenntnistheorie, Ethik, Politische oder Sozialphilosophie oder auch Kulturphilosophie. Sie sollte alle philosophischen Disziplinen und Beschäftigungen durchdringen; diese sollten jeweils die Dimension des Interkulturellen in sich aufnehmen. Das Verhältnis der Kulturen zu einander, das seit der Aufklärung eurozentrisch gedacht worden ist, gilt es philosophisch neu zu bestimmen. Dies betrifft eines der Kernprobleme unserer Zeit, von dessen Lösung die Ermöglichung menschlichen und menschenwürdigen Lebens wesentlich mit abhängt. Deshalb wird die Philosophie heute interkulturell sein, oder sie wird nichts anderes sein als eine akademische Beschäftigung ohne gesellschaftliche Relevanz.

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From 2008 until 2022, the series Studies in Intercultural Philosophy appeared as a joint publication by Editions Rodopi, Amsterdam - New York, NY and Traugott Bautz GmbH, Nordhausen, Germany. Volumes 18, 20, 21, and 22 were published by Traugott Bautz GmbH, and the rest by Editions Rodopi. From 2023 onward, all volumes in the series will be published by Brill.

Die Reihe Studien zur Interkulturellen Philosophie wurde von 2008 bis 2022 gemeinsam von Editions Rodopi und der Traugott Bautz GmbH herausgegeben. Die Bände 18, 20, 21 und 22 erschienen bei der Traugott Bautz GmbH, während die anderen bei Editions Rodopi veröffentlicht wurden. Ab 2023 erscheinen alle Bände dieser Reihe bei Brill.
Philosophie nach Peter Sloterdijk
Gleichsam im Schatten seiner massenmedialen Präsenz baut Peter Sloterdijk seit nunmehr einem Vierteljahrhundert an einem philosophischen Werk, das heute – weit davon entfernt, abgeschlossen zu sein – in Umrissen als komplexes Ganzes sichtbar zu werden beginnt. Der Band versammelt erstmals Essays herausragender Intellektueller aus dem deutschsprachigen und internationalen Raum, die sich von Sloterdijks philosophischer Erhellung unserer Gegenwart inspiriert zeigen und von den unterschiedlichsten disziplinären und persönlichen Blickwinkeln aus theoretische Tangenten an sein Werk anlegen. Entsprechend der Breite des Sloterdijkschen Oevres beschäftigen sich die Autoren mit philosophischen, politolo- gischen, sozio- und psychologischen sowie gegenwartsdiagnostischen Fragestellungen und nehmen dabei auf sämtliche Hauptwerke des Philosophen Bezug: von der 'Kritik der zynischen Vernunft' (1983) über die Sphären-Triologie (1998-2004) und 'Im Weltinnenraum des Kapitals' (2005) bis hin zu 'Zorn und Zeit' (2006) sowie dem 2009 erscheinenden Buch über Anthropotechnik 'Du mußt dein Leben ändern'. Essays mit strikter Referenz auf Peter Sloterdijk sind ebenso vertreten wie Texte, die aufgrund seiner Anregungen an Sachthemen weiterdenken.