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

Bored to tears? Depression and Heidegger's concept of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution
Chapter:
Bored to tears? Depression and Heidegger's concept of profound boredom: a postpsychiatry contribution
Source:
Philosophical Perspectives on Technology and Psychiatry
Author(s):

Phillip Sinaikin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199207428.003.0010

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.

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