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The Significance and Causes of School Boredom

Introduction – boredom as an attributive feature of school institutions Most studies on students’ experiences of school clearly show that boredom is “a necessary component of schools”, inevitable attribute of school institutions (Breidenstein, 2007, 103) and that “the concept of boredom is a defining element of what students experience as ‘school work’” (Stańczyk, 2012, 36).…

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Between Pain and Pleasure: A Short History of Boredom and Boredology

Based on: Finkielsztein, M. (2018). Wstęp. Między cierpieniem a przyjemnością: krótka historia nudy i nudologii [Introduction. Between Pain and Pleasure: a Brief History of Boredom and Boredology]. Maska, 37, 8-18. Boredom is a universal human experience, or, to quote enlightenment philosopher, Helvetius, “it is a force in the universe more powerful and acting far more universally than we…

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Boredom and Disgust: Oversatiation, Ennui and Disgust for Life

Based on: Finkielsztein, M. (2016). Nuda a wstręt. Przesyt, ennui i wstręt do życia [Boredom and Disgust: Oversatiation, Ennui and Disgust for Life]. Stan Rzeczy, 11(2), 61-73. https://doi.org/10.51196/srz.11.4 Boredom and disgust are closely related emotions. This thesis, at first glance, may seem rather bold, but there are many convincing arguments for its validity. These can be found in the…

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