Being Able Not to Be Able

Here’s another reflection from Byung-Chul Han’s book The Agony of Eros. Eros is a relationship to the Other situated beyond achievement, performance, and ability. Being able not to be able (Nicht-Können-Können) represents its negative counterpart. The negativity of otherness – that is, the atopia of the Other, which eludes all ability – is constitutive of […]