The good of boredom

Philosophical Psychology 31 (3):323-351 (2018)
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Abstract

I argue that the state of boredom (i.e., the transitory and non-pathological experience of boredom) should be understood to be a regulatory psychological state that has the capacity to promote our well-being by contributing to personal growth and to the construction (or reconstruction) of a meaningful life

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Andreas Elpidorou
University of Louisville

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