A Philosophy of Boredom by Lars Svendsen PDF

By Lars Svendsen

ISBN-10: 1861892179

ISBN-13: 9781861892171

even if boredom is whatever that we have got all suffered from at some point soon in our lives, and has develop into one of many relevant preoccupations of our age, only a few people can clarify accurately what it's. during this booklet Lars Svendsen examines the character of boredom, the way it originated, its historical past, how and why it afflicts us, and why we can't appear to triumph over it through any act of will.A diversified and imprecise phenomenon, defined as whatever from ‘tame longing with none specific item’ (Schopenhauer), ‘a bestial and indefinable sickness’ (Dostoevsky), to ‘time’s invasion of your international process’ (Joseph Brodsky), boredom permits many interpretations. In exploring those, Lars Svendsen brings jointly observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology and pop culture, studying boredom’s pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophies of the topic from Pascal to Nietzsche, and sleek comparable thoughts of alienation and transgression, taking in texts via Samuel Beckett, J. G. Ballard, Andy Warhol and plenty of others.A witty and unique account that considers a major factor, it's going to attract someone who has ever felt bored, and desired to be aware of why.

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