By Lars Svendsen
It's been defined as a "tame longing with none specific object" through Schopenhauer, "a bestial and indefinable affliction" via Dostoevsky, and "time's invasion of your international system" via Joseph Brodsky, yet nonetheless only a few folks at the present time can clarify accurately what boredom is. A Philosophy of Boredom investigates one of many valuable preoccupations of our age because it probes the character of boredom, the way it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we can't appear to triumph over it through any act of will.
Lars Svendsen brings jointly observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and pop culture, studying boredom's pre-Romantic manifestations in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and smooth explorations into alienation and transgression through twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Warhol. A witty and wonderful account of our dullest moments and such a lot maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will attract an individual curious to grasp what lies underneath the overpowering inertia of state of being inactive.
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William Steele (eds), Rōkaru hisutorī kara gurōbaru historī e: tabunka no rekishigaku to chiiki-shi (Tokyo: Iwata shoin, 2005). 17 See, for example, Jonathan Barry and Christopher Brooks (eds), The Middling Sort of People: Culture, Society and Politics in England, 1550–1800 (London: Macmillan, 1994); Jurgen Kocka and Allan Michell (eds), Bourgeois Society in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Oxford: Berg, 1993); Paul Langford, Public Life and the Propertied Englishman, 1689–1798 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991).
Bokushi alone had three permanent migrants to Edo within his close circle: a niece, another relative and an old friend. Bokushi’s texts also contain two examples of women from Edo who married into families in his region. One was the second wife of Bokushi’s nephew, and the other was 21 See, for example, Tanaka Keiichi, ‘Echigo Uonuma “machiba hyakushō” no kenkyū’, pp. 3–4; NKS-T, vol. 3, pp. ), Koidechō-shi, vol. 1 (Koide, Niigata: Koidechōchō, 1996), pp. 714–31. 22 At least five documents were issued by local daimyo between 1596 and 1622 ordering tighter border control to prevent villagers from running away.
11 of Iwanami kōza Nihon rekishi (Tokyo: Iwanami shoten, 1967), p. 39. 32 These developments can be summarized as follows: the building of post-stations and highways (ca 1590–1610), improvement of river lanes and jetties (ca 1620–50), a silver rush at a mine known as Ueda (ca 1655-), and the first chijimi-weaving boom (ca 1660–80). See NKS-T, vol. 3, pp. 674–75. 33 See Tanaka, Kinsei zaigōmachi no kenkyū, pp. 2–17. 34 See NKS-T, vol. 3, pp. 700–06. 35 The Aizu-han administration placed its local offices at Ojiya (head office), Koidejima and Shiozawa (branch offices) in order to administer Uonuma county, whose putative rice yield was approximately 70,000 koku.
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