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What is power?, Byung-Chul Han

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What is power?
Title
What is power?
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Byung-Chul Han
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Power is a pervasive phenomenon yet there is little consensus on what it is and how it should be understood. In this book the cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han develops a fresh and original perspective on the nature of power, shedding new light on this key feature of social and political life. Power is commonly defined as a causal relation: an individual’s power is the cause that produces a change of behaviour in someone else against the latter’s will. Han rejects this view, arguing that power is better understood as a mediation between ego and alter which creates a complex array of reciprocal interdependencies. Power can also be exercised not only against the other but also within and through the other, and this involves a much higher degree of mediation. This perspective enables us to see that power and freedom are not opposed to one another but are manifestations of the same power, differing only in the degree of mediation. This highly original account of power will be of great interest to students and scholars of philosophy and of social, political and cultural theory, as well as to anyone seeking to understand the many ways in which power shapes our lives today. --
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Han, Byung-Chul
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Power (Philosophy)
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What is power?, Byung-Chul Han
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The logic of power -- The semantics of power -- The metaphysics of power -- The politics of power -- The ethics of power
Control code
20469796
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
viii, 130 pages
Isbn
9781509516100
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078448300
Label
What is power?, Byung-Chul Han
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The logic of power -- The semantics of power -- The metaphysics of power -- The politics of power -- The ethics of power
Control code
20469796
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
viii, 130 pages
Isbn
9781509516100
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078448300

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