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A Philosophy of Boredom - Svendsen, Lars, and Irons, John (Translated by)
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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 "time's 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 ...

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A Philosophy of Boredom 2005, Reaktion Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781861892171

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