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Single Idea 20172

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 4. Boredom]

Full Idea

The threat of boredom is the dissolution of the evaluative dimension of our life.

Gist of Idea

Boredom destroys our ability to evaluate


John Kekes (The Human Condition [2010], 09.1)

Book Reference

Kekes,John: 'The Human Condition' [OUP 2010], p.187

A Reaction

This seems right. If nothing is interesting, then there is no scale of values left, except perhaps 'of possible interest to other people'.