Another adventure. That's why I hang out around here. There's always a new adventure.
Welcome @Geoffrey_Edwards, I admire not only your enthusiasm, but your willingness to want to turn your thinking into action. That is a rare talent these days. There are too damn few who are willing to put their selves where their mouths are.
So, what brings me to Sloterdijk? Nothing really ... I've been driven here.
I'm retired, so I don't have a life, in the usual sense anymore. I came to Infinite Conversaions via synchronicity and blind luck: Marco, Jeremy, et al. inititiated the "Winter of Origins" get-together ... dealt with Jean Gebser ... and I couldn't say "no". I've been hooked ever since.
Everybody has some thinking, some writer, some ideas, some notions that move them. Maybe for you it was Sloterdijk. It appears so, and that is good. For me, it was Gebser, and that's how it is. I'm always psyched when someone is actually motivated by someone else's ideas and thinking. Doesn't happen all that often these days, so we need to appreciate it when we find it. At any rate, I want to (truly) find out what others (other thinkers) have to say and Sloterdijk seems to have found some resonance in these quarters, so who am I not to find out what that means?
I have read Sloterdijk to any extent. I have started his first, breakthrough, text, Critique of Cynical Reason, which is somewhat lively and much more literary than most philosophical texts. I have also read a critique or, perhaps better review, of the Critique which more or less saw it as an attempt to raise cheekiness to a philosophical principle. As @madrush and I have discussed, that may be quite the task and it's too bad we don't have a better word in English to describe what Slotedijk may be trying to get at. On the other hand, I had a boss who was a nice enough guy, but not much of a boss, who was something of a Sloterdijk fan (he was often quoting him at meetings), but Sloterdijk was also on TV a good bit here (I live in Germany), and Germans are rather skeptical of philosophers who use that medium. I've never watched him, so I have no opinion to offer on what he might have been hoping to accomplish.
But, Sloterdijk has distanced himself a bit from his Critique, he's published a whole lot in the meantime, he is well-known in philosophical circles, and, as I mentioned, there were a number of folk here who wanted to read him, so I said I'd be in. I am going to read him in German, since that was his original language of publication. During the Gebser reading, I was reading Gebser in German and was able to toss in the odd linguistic comment that was potentially helpful in understanding what Gebser was saying (as Gebser's text is dense and can be daunting, especially for the first-time reader). We'll see how it goes. Should be fun.