Single Idea 9303

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 9. Communism]

Full Idea

I do not believe that the concept of 'alienation' is all that applicable any more.

Gist of Idea

The concept of 'alienation' seems no longer applicable


Lars Svendsen (A Philosophy of Boredom [2005], Ch.1)

Book Reference

Svendsen,Lars: 'A Philosophy of Boredom' [Reaktion Books 2005], p.36

A Reaction

Interesting but puzzling. If alienation is the key existential phenomenon of a capitalist society, why should it fade away if we remain capitalist? He is proposing that it has metamorphosed into boredom, which may be a different sort of alienation.