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Book review: Eros agony
“The agony of Eros“ is a book of authorship by Byung-Chul Han where he expresses his thoughts, and at the same time takes thoughts from other characters (sociologists, philosophers, among others), movies or books to compare them with each other, trying as the first Theme to melancholy, developing other aspects of great interest such as the end of love today, the erosion of the other and its consequences, not power, and mere life.
In the theme "Melancholy" is taken into account at the end of love today. This cooling is attributed to the rationalization of love and the expansion of choice technology. But in reality, another cause of this problem is the erosion of the other due to an exaggerated love of itself (narcissism), reaching the impossibility of being another, which does not allow to accept that the other exists and simply makes it an object Common, not atopic, causing the individual not to know his limits, exhausting him and collapsing him within himself, and as a consequence of this the depression begins.
Not being able to be able, it deals with the performance society that is against the discipline society, which always seeks to prohibit and give orders, placing positivity about negativity, since it is more convenient to motivate the individual to mistreat or press it , tending a trap to this one that leads him to the claws of neoliberalism, making him believe that he is free for not being subjected, but on the contrary, he isolates him to depression and exhaustion without the opportunity to free his guilt for not being able to fulfill “his own goals "
The mere life highlights that erotic communication is anything but serene or calm. According to Ficino, love is the "most pernicious plague", that is, that the individual seeks in the other the reflection of himself, making it consumable. Today sexuality just like love has lost its value and negativity. On the other hand, the Hegelian dialectic, places two individuals, one like the master (the one who does not fear death, and his desire for freedom is greater) and the other as the slave (the one who fears death and death defends life), the latter submits to the master.
"Eros agony" is a clear example of what is truly happening in this current and ordinary current society, which negatizes the negativity of things, placing positivism as a model to follow, giving as results guilt of not being able to comply with the standards that this neoliberal society demands to be accepted.