The Importance of Being Bored

Abstract

Of all human moods, feelings, and emotions, boredom might seem like the most trivial and unimportant, the antithesis of arousal and excitement. But in Boredom: A Lively History Peter Toohey sets out to refute this belief. He combines ideas from psychology, neurology, and philosophy with a little history and an analysis of novels and paintings. The result is… (More)

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