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by Byung-Chul Han

“With just a few sentences he can bring down the structures of thought that support our everyday lives,” writes DIE ZEIT about the philosopher Byung-Chul Han. On the occasion of the opening of the 7th Monologue Festival, he reflects on the idea of common sense in TD. With its opening impulse, the “collapse” is celebrated in order to build new worlds of ideas, theses and stories on the resulting wasteland.

“If you only solve problems, you have no future. Only the story opens up the future by giving us hope.” (Byung-Chul Han)

Byung-Chul Han, born in Seoul in 1959, first studied metallurgy in Korea, then philosophy, German and theology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich. After completing his habilitation, he taught philosophy, media theory and cultural studies at the University of Basel, HfG Karlsruhe and the Berlin University of the Arts. His publications, which include: deal with the criticism of neoliberalism, have been translated into more than 20 languages and he is the “most read living German philosopher of the moment” (El Pais).

As part of the Monologue Festival 2023
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