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Existential Boredom Re-examined

Gilliam, Christian (2013) Existential Boredom Re-examined Existential Analysis, 24 (2). pp. 250-262.

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Abstract

This paper takes issue with interpretations of boredom as an existential mood that must be avoided. Through addressing some of the inconsistencies in Heidegger’s account of boredom, and relatedly exploring its intricate relationship with nothingness, this paper argues that profound boredom is a primary route to authenticity and life-affirmation.

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Gilliam, Christianchristian.gilliam@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : July 2013
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Uncontrolled Keywords : Ambiguity; Authenticity (Philosophy); Boredom; Existentialism; Heidegger; Life-affirmation; Nothingness; Sartre; Affirmations; Mood (Psychology)
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 30 Jun 2017 12:16
Last Modified : 30 Jun 2017 12:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/841533

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