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What is Power?
By Byung-Chul Han
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Power allows the ego to be with him- or herself in the other. It creates a continuity of the self.
An exploration of power reacting to a few modern philosophers on the subject.
I found the work engaging and impressive, despite its odd avoidance of the psychological. As a Buddhist, I can’t agree that “life as such cannot be understood in terms of causal relations,” though I appreciate the book, insofar as it advocates and “leads to […] an ethics and aesthetics of the no one: friendliness free of intentions, even free of wishes.”