By Koby Rosen Never tell a utilitarian that you’re bored and can’t think of anything to do— they won’t respond kindly. That’s because utilitarians believe that you should always act in a way that best benefits the most number of people. Being bored, lounging around “doing nothing,” doesn’t really help anyone. To better understand utilitarianism, […]Read More How Should Utilitarians Deal With Boredom?
By Leo Zaroff What makes an experience boring? There are a number of ways to approach this question. Certain types of activities tend to be boring for certain people; for example, a large segment of the population finds the study of philosophy to be extremely boring. Additionally, experiences of boredom seemingly vary based on a […]Read More On Boring Experiences
By Liana Raguso “‘Query: How to contrive not to waste one’s time? Answer: By being fully aware of it all the while. Ways in which this can be done: By spending one’s days on an uneasy chair in a dentist’s waiting-room; by remaining on one’s balcony all of a Sunday afternoon; by listening to lectures […]Read More Camus On Boredom And Awareness Of Time