Lars Fredrik Händler Svendsen


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September 16, 1970

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Lars Fredrik Händler Svendsen is a Norwegian author and philosopher who is professor at the University of Bergen. He has published several books translated into 24 languages. He is also engaged as project manager in the think tank Civita. In 2008 he was awarded the Meltzer Prize for outstanding research, and in 2010 he was awarded the prisoners' Testament.
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A Philosophy of Boredom

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A Philosophy of Loneliness

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Fashion - A Philosophy

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A Philosophy of Evil

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Hvad er filosofi?

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Understanding Animals: Phil...

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Løgnens filosofi

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Філософія свободи

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“In order to live a meaningful life,
humans need answers, i.e., a certain understanding of basic existential questions. These ‘answers’ do not have to be made completely explicit, as a lack of words does not necessarily indicate a lack of understanding, but one has to able to place oneself in the world and build a relatively stable identity. The founding of such an identity is only possible if one can tell a relatively coherent story about who one has been and who one intends to be.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

“For Heidegger, boredom is a privileged fundamental mood because it leads us directly into the very problem complex of being and time.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

“Self-identity is inextricably bound up with the identity of the surroundings.”
Lars Fr. H. Svendsen, A Philosophy of Boredom

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