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Bored to tears? Depression and Heidegger's concept of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution

Phillip Sinaikin

in Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry

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Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780199207428
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754494 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199207428.003.0010

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

Bored to tears? Depression and Heidegger's concept of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution

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In an effort to understand the global effect of technology on the mental health of modern society, Phillip Sinaikin invokes Heidegger in ‘Bored to tears? Depression and Heidegger's concept of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution.’ Citing Heidegger's work on technology as well as his notion of fundamental mood as disclosive of human existence, he argues that depression and profound boredom are the characteristic mood of our technological epoch. In his analysis he offers of critique of recent investigations of the efficacy of antidepressants that could have easily been included in the second section of the volume.

Chapter.  8594 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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