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A Philosophy of Boredom

by Lars Svendsen

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Published by Reaktion Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Topics in philosophy,
  • Social Science,
  • Boredom in literature,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Sociology,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Emotions,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural,
  • Boredom

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Irons (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8631405M
    ISBN 101861892179
    ISBN 109781861892171

    A Philosophy of Boredom eBook: Lars Svendsen: : Kindle Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store Go Search Your Store Deals Store Gift Cards Sell Help. A Philosophy of Boredom investigates one of the central preoccupations of our age as it probes the nature of boredom, how it originated, how and why it afflicts us, .

    The monastery, prison cell, and academy are not dissimilar institutions, and in light of this fact, one speculates why studies of boredom are so rare. It can also be asked whether such a project is even possible. Most of A Philosophy of Boredom is devoted to explaining how slippery boredom is as philosophical subject. Lacking any content of its. Although boredom is something that we have all suffered from at some point in our lives, and has become one of the central preoccupations of our age, very few of us can explain precisely what it is. In this book, Lars Svendsen examines the nature of boredom, how it originated, its history, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome it by any act of will. A diverse and vague.

      The modern concept of boredom goes back to the 19th century. For Erich Fromm and other thinkers, boredom is a response to industrial society, in which people are required to engage in alienated labour, and to the erosion of traditional structures of meaning. Yet, it seems that boredom of some form is a human universal.. Get this from a library! A philosophy of boredom. [Lars Fr H Svendsen; John Irons] -- A Philosophy of Boredom investigates one of the central preoccupations of our age as it probes the nature of boredom, how it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome.


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I like how the author employed an actualized version of phenomenology to approach this, and how it proved that the constant search for distractions to escape our own misery is, in fact, our greatest misery/5.

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Books A Philosophy of Boredom by Lars Svendsen Mark Frankel finds Lars Svendsen’s book interesting psychology but boring philosophy. Boredom has been described as “time’s invasion of your world system” by Joseph Brodsky, “a bestial and indefinable affliction” by Feodor Dostoevsky, and “a tame longing without any particular object” by Arthur Schopenhauer.

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Lars Svendsen brings together observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and popular culture, examining boredom's pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and modern explorations into alienation and transgression by twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Brand: Reaktion Books.

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what led one to study philosophy in the first place. In my opinion, boredom is one such big question, and an analysis of boredom ought to say something important about the conditions under which we live.

We ought not – and are actually unable to – avoid considering our attitude towards the question of being from time to time. There may be manyFile Size: KB. A Philosophy of Boredom. In this book Lars Svendsen examines the nature of boredom, how it originated, its history, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome it by any act of will.

Boredom in Normative Ethics. $ used $ direct from Amazon. Lars Svendsen is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author of many books including A Philosophy of Boredom (), Fashion: A Philosophy (), A Philosophy of Fear (), A Philosophy of Freedom () and A Philosophy of Loneliness (), all published by Reaktion Books.

This is video documentation of a public program where the Norwegian philosopher and writer Lars Svendsen delivered a lecture on the subject of. Lars Svendsen is professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway.

He is the author of A Philosophy of Fear, Fashion: A Philosophy, and A Philosophy of Boredom, all published by Reaktion Books/5(5). Occasionally xraydelta considers more philosophical issues with the aim of promoting self-reflection and, hopefully, self-development and growth.

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