A Philosophy of Boredom Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

ISBN: 9781861892171

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A Philosophy of Boredom  by  Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

A Philosophy of Boredom by Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
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It has been described as a tame longing without any particular object by Schopenhauer, a bestial and indefinable affliction by Dostoevsky, and times invasion of your world system by Joseph Brodsky, but still very few of us today can explainMoreIt has been described as a tame longing without any particular object by Schopenhauer, a bestial and indefinable affliction by Dostoevsky, and times invasion of your world system by Joseph Brodsky, but still very few of us today can explain precisely what boredom is.

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 it by any act of will.Lars Svendsen brings together observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and popular culture, examining boredoms 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 Warhol.

A witty and entertaining account of our dullest moments and most maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will appeal to anyone curious to know what lies beneath the overwhelming inertia of inactivity.



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