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Ideas of Lars Svendsen, by Text

[Norwegian, fl. 1999, Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway.]

2005 A Philosophy of Boredom
Pref p.8 You can't understand love in terms of 'if and only if...'
Ch.1 p.14 We can be unaware that we are bored
Ch.1 p.26 Boredom is so radical that suicide could not overcome it; only never having existed would do it
Ch.1 p.36 The concept of 'alienation' seems no longer applicable
Ch.2 p.31 We are bored because everything comes to us fully encoded, and we want personal meaning
Ch.2 p.55 Death appears to be more frightening the less one has lived
Ch.2 p.60 Modern Western culture suddenly appeared in Jena in the 1790s
Ch.3 p.108 If subjective and objective begin to merge, then so do primary and secondary qualities
Ch.3 p.110 Emotions have intentional objects, while a mood is objectless
Ch.3 p.121 The profoundest boredom is boredom with boredom
Ch.4 p.137 We have achieved a sort of utopia, and it is boring, so that is the end of utopias