Exploring how neoliberalism has discovered the productive force of the psyche
Byung-Chul Han (born in 1959), studied metallurgy in Korea, then philosophy, German literature, and Catholic theology in Freiburg and Munich. He has taught philosophy at the University of Basel, and philosophy and media theory at the School for Design in Karlsruhe. In 2012, he was appointed professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. Han's other works available in English include The Burnout Society, The Transparency Society, and The Agony of Eros.
In Psychopolitics, critique of the media and of capitalism fuse
into the coherent picture of a society that has been both blinded
and paralyzed by alien forces. Confident and compelling. * Spiegel
What is new about new media? These are philosophical questions for Byung-Chul Han, and precisely here lies the appeal of his essays. * Die Welt *
The new star of German philosophy. * El Pais *