Agonie des Eros Byung-Chul Han. 3 likes. Book. Agonie des Eros Byung-Chul Han. Privacy · Terms. About. Agonie des Eros Byung-Chul Han. Book. 3 people. Agonie Des Eros by Byung-chul Han available in Trade Paperback on Powells. com, also read synopsis and reviews. Byung-Chul Han (born ) is a South Korean-born German author, cultural theorist, and Agonie des Eros (Agony of the Eros) carries forward Han’s thoughts, which he developed in his earlier books The Burnout Society (German: .

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Not everything must be understood and ‘liked’, not everything must be made available. Until recently, he refused to give radio and television interviews and rarely divulges any biographical or personal details, including his date of birth, in public.

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Transparenzgesellschaftand synthesises the two earlier works into an interrogation of desire and love between humans. Thinking, Han states, is based on the ‘untreaded’, on the desire for something that one does not yet understand.

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According to Han, driven by the demand to persevere agobie not to fail, as well as by the ambition of efficiency, we become committers and sacrificers at the same time and enter a swirl of demarcation, self-exploitation and collapse. Retrieved 30 May Han’s current work focuses on transparency as a cultural norm created by neoliberal market forces, which he understands as the insatiable drive toward voluntary disclosure erros on the pornographic.


SeoulSouth Korea. It is connected to a high degree with Eros, so the ‘agony of the Eros’ is also an ‘agony of thought’.

This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He received his doctoral degree at Freiburg with a dissertation on Martin Heidegger in Inhe joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Baselwhere he completed his Habilitation.

The material form of violence gives way to a more anonymous, desubjectified, systemic one, that does not reveal itself, as it is merging with its antagonist — freedom.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a Korean name ; the family name is Han.

Byung-Chul Han

Han has written on topics such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorderborderline personality disorderburnoutdepressionexhaustioninternetlovepop culturepowerrationalityreligionsocial mediasubjectivity dea, tirednesstransparency and violence. He claims that they are not “infections” but “infarcts”, which are not caused by the negativity of people’s immunology, but ayonie an excess of positivity. University of Freiburg University of Basel.

According to Han, the dictates of transparency enforce a totalitarian system of openness at the expense of other social values such as shame, secrecy, and trust.


Agonie des Eros

Even love and sexuality are permeated by this social change: In he became a faculty member at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Designwhere his areas of interest were philosophy of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, ethicssocial philosophyphenomenologycultural theoryaestheticsreligionmedia theoryand intercultural philosophy. In The Burnout Society original German title: A visit with Byung-Chul Han in Karlsruhe”. At this point, subjects come to revolve exclusively around themselves, unable to build relationships.

The abundance of positivity and self-reference leads to a loss of confrontation. Focusing on the relation between violence and individuality, he shows, that, albeit the widespread thesis about its disappearance, violence has only changed its form of appearance and operates more subtly.

Retrieved from ” https: Han’s diagnosis extends even to the point of the loss of desire, the disappearance of the ability to devote to ‘the other’, the stranger, the non-self. Based on an analysis of the characters in Lars von Trier’s film Melancholiaerls which Han sees depicted depression and overcoming, he develops the image of a society that is increasingly dominated by narcissism and self-reference.