Byung-Chul Han


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Byung-Chul Han, also spelled Pyŏng-ch'ŏl Han (born 1959 in Seoul), is a German author, cultural theorist, and Professor at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK) in Berlin, Germany.

Byung-Chul Han studied metallurgy in Korea before he moved to Germany in the 1980s to study Philosophy, German Literature and Catholic theology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich. He received his doctoral degree at Freiburg with a dissertation on Martin Heidegger in 1994.

In 2000, he joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Basel, where he completed his Habilitation. In 2010 he became a faculty member at the HfG Karlsruhe, where his areas of interest were philosophy of the 18th, 19th and 20th century, ethics, social philosophy, phenomenology, cult
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“El consumo voraz de imágenes hace imposible cerrar los ojos. El punctum presupone una ascesis del ver. Le es inherente algo musical. Esta música solo suena al cerrar los ojos, cuando uno hace «un esfuerzo de silencio». El silencio libera a la imagen del «habitual blablá» de la comunicación. Cerrar los ojos significa «hacer hablar la imagen en el silencio». Así es como Barthes cita a Kafka: «Fotografiamos cosas para ahuyentarlas del espíritu. Mis historias son una forma de cerrar los ojos.»”
Byung-Chul Han, La salvación de lo bello

“The complaint of the depressive individual, “Nothing is possible,” can only occur in a society that thinks, “Nothing is impossible.”
Byung-Chul Han, The Burnout Society

“Con toda seguridad no habrá una política del amor. Sin embargo, las acciones políticas comunican con el Eros, pues suponen el deseo común de otra forma de vida. El amor interrumpe la perspectiva del uno y hace surgir el mundo desde el punto de vista del otro, de la diferencia. Así, el Eros constituye una fuente de energía para la protesta política. Se manifiesta como aspiración revolucionaria a una sociedad completamente diferente. Es más, mantiene en pie la fidelidad a lo venidero.”
Byung-Chul Han, La agonía del Eros

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