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About the critic of Theodor W. Adorno to boredom: man and culture damaged.

Grant number: 12/08406-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2012
Effective date (End): October 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy
Principal Investigator:Robespierre de Oliveira
Grantee:Felipe Resende da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Over the last thirty years of his life, Theodor Adorno never stopped thinking about the problem of boredom. For him, to glance over this phenomenon means to diagnosis the general state of culture - where work, leisure and the cultural objects deviate from the path of the human emancipation. The loss of the ethical content of these three instances leads to chronic strains on individuals, mainly denying them a meaning for their own existence and the ability to realize experiences (Erfahrung). Here, the idea of progress is in check, as a society porting all the necessary elements for the human emancipation takes the opposite direction to this, dehumanizing hte individuals in various possible ways. Thus, Adorno, when worrying about the problem of boredom, points to an unresolved dialectic of progress in the sense of human self-realization is being obstructed by the process of social integration.

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SILVA, Felipe Resende da. A crítica de Theodor W. Adorno ao tédio : homem e cultura danificados. 2013. 151 f. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista. Faculdade de Ciências e Letras de Marília..

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