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Heidegger on creativity: From boredom to re-engagement with the world
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CitationRingmar, E. (2019). Heidegger on creativity: From boredom to re-engagement with the world. J. R. Velasco (Ed.), Boredom Is in Your Mind: A Shared Psychological-Philosophical Approach içinde (111-121. ss.). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Experimental psychologists have discussed whether boredom can help us become more creative. At ﬁrst blush, this would seem to be rather unlikely. When we are bored, we are disengaged; we cannot be bothered and nothing seems worthwhile; we have no interest in the world around us. Such a condition, surely, is not conducive to creativity (Haager et al. 2018). Yet some psychologists disagree (Gasper and Middlewood 2014). Boredom, they explain, breaks down entrenched routines and thought-patterns and provides us with an opportunity to think again and anew. Respondents in “approach-oriented states” such as boredom engage in more “associative thought” than those in “avoidance-oriented affective states.” This is how boredom comes to encourage “the quest for meaning and exploration” (Gasper and Middlewood 2014, pp. 53–55...