Byung-Chul Han

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Byung-Chul Han is a South Korean-born Swiss-German philosopher and cultural theorist. He was a professor at the Berlin University of the Arts and still occasionally gives courses there.


The Agony of Eros[edit]

  • Eros and depression are opposites.
  • Eros, erotic desire, conquers depression. It delivers us from the inferno of the same to the utopia, indeed utopia, of the wholly other.
  • Catastrophic fatality abruptly switches over into salvation.
  • Eros called philosophos, the "friend of wisdom" in Plato. The philosopher is a friend, a lover.

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