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boredom and meaning Lars Fr. H. Svendsen: A Philosophy of Boredom (an extract) Translated by John Irons | eternal recurrence | 01.01.2010
BOREDOM AND MEANING
That boredom is probably more widespread than ever before can be established by noting that the number of ‘social placebos’ is greater than it has ever been.1 If there are more substitutes for meaning, there must be more meaning that needs to be substituted.2 Where there is a lack of personal meaning, all sorts of diversions have to create a substitute – an ersatz-meaning. Or the cult of…
Ludvík Hlaváček | eternal recurrence | 01.01.2010
DON’T BE A PRISONER OF YOUR OWN WORLD
This past February, a symposium was held at Prague‘s Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) not only as a forum to discuss the neglected state of the Czech Republic‘s foremost centre of higher education in the arts, but also as a call for concrete steps towards its reform. At roughly the same time, a conference was called in neighboring Slovakia to bring attention to the parochial, backward Slovak National…

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