Experience Without Qualities
Boredom and Modernity
Elizabeth S. Goodstein

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Experience Without Qualities

Introduction: The Rhetoric of Boredom

PART I: THE RHETORIC OF EXPERIENCE

1.      Ennui in Western Literature: Boredom as Existential Malaise

2.      The Normalization of Anomie: Boredom as Sociological Symptom

3.      Boredom and the Modernization of Subjectivity

PART II: THE RHETORIC OF REFLECTION

4.      Georg Simmel's Phenomenology of Modern Skepticism

5.      Martin Heidegger's Existential Grammar of Boredom

6.      Being without Qualities: Robert Musil and the Self-Overcoming of Skepticism

Conclusion: Boredom and the Rhetoric of Reflection on Modernity

Bibliography

Index