New PDF release: A philosophy of boredom
By Lars Svendsen, John Irons
Lars Svendsen brings jointly observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and pop culture, reading boredom's pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and sleek explorations into alienation and transgression by way of twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Warhol. A witty and enjoyable account of our dullest moments and so much maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will entice an individual curious to grasp what lies underneath the overpowering inertia of inactivity.
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In philosophical semantics there are a host of different theories about meaning that – especially in continuation of the works of Gottlob Frege – seek to provide an account of meaning in terms of linguistic expression. But the concept of meaning I am referring to has a further perspective, because we are talking about a meaning that is inextricably linked to being a meaning for someone. Peter Wessel Zapffe attempted to articulate a concept of meaning: That an action or some other fragment of life has meaning means that it gives us a quite specific feeling that is not easy to translate into thought.
It is not until the fourth century ad, with the Christian Early Fathers in the deserts beyond Alexandria, that the term acquires a more technical meaning, now describing a state of satiety with life, or tiredness. Evagrius Ponticus (c. 345–399) conceives acedia as being demonic. The midday demon (daemon meridianus) is the most cunning of all demons, attacking the monk in the middle of the day, in broad daylight, causing the sun to seem to be standing utterly still in the sky. Things intrude in this state, but appear to be completely de-animated.
The symbol of beautiful sameness is the circle. 84 Time in boredom is not something that has been conquered: time is imprisoning. Boredom is related to death, but it is a paradoxical relationship because profound boredom is like some sort of death, while death assumes the form of the only state possible – a total break with boredom. Boredom has to do with finitude and nothingness. It is a death within life, a 40 non-life. In the in-humanity of boredom we gain a perspective on our own humanity. typologies of boredom Much boredom derives from repetition.
A philosophy of boredom by Lars Svendsen, John Irons