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dc.contributor.advisorMiner, Robert C., 1970-
dc.contributor.authorCoker, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-21T14:22:38Z
dc.date.available2018-05-21T14:22:38Z
dc.date.copyright2018
dc.date.issued2018-05-21
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/10223
dc.description.abstractHumanity has ever sought to distract itself from introspection and boredom; however, with the rapid development of technology in the digital age, and with the pressing need for productivity which seems to be pressed on us from a young age, this avoidance of introspection and leisure has become a growing epidemic in modern life. This thesis seeks to examine this problem from multiple angles to get a solid picture as to why the modern person abhors the idea of leisure so much. I first outline the current situation, and how this abhorrence of leisure continues to negatively affect our lives. Then, I examine the malady of busyness from the viewpoints of Friedrich Nietzsche and Blaise Pascal, comparing the two philosophers and giving their ideas on the necessity of leisure and introspection. Finally, I end the thesis by giving a few methods of curing tendencies toward busyness and turning toward leisure.en_US
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dc.subjectNietzsche.en_US
dc.subjectPascal.en_US
dc.subjectBusyness.en_US
dc.titleThe Malady of Busyness: A Philosophical and Psychological Approach to Curing a Modern Problemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity Scholars.en_US


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