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Svendsen, Lars Fr. H. 1970-

Works: 58 works in 261 publications in 16 languages and 4,247 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor, Redactor
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Most widely held works by Lars Fr. H Svendsen
Work by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Work is, for almost all of us, an unavoidable feature of our daily lives. Whether we see it as a curse, or a blessing, what we choose to do, day in day out, shapes our attitude to the world and to ourselves. In this thought-provoking book, Lars Svendsen explores the part work plays in our search for a happy and fulfilling life." "In a narrative that takes us from Marx to "McJobs", Fordism to "funsultants", Svendsen shows that despite our moaning, for most of us, life without work would probably fill us with despair. Not only is it generally good for our physical and mental health (burn out is more likely to come from leisure than work), it gives us a sense of purpose, an identity and a social network. For Svendsen, our frustrations with work have much to do with the way the characteristics of work and our attitudes towards it have changed over the years. Unlike previous generations, we now look to work to provide us with a sense of meaning and self-realization, we expect work to be fulfilling, fun and full of people we like." "Svendsen argues that this is too much to expect from work and that it is a mistake to seek in work so much of the meaning we need in our lives. What happens when our expectations are not met? And, more crucially, what happens when they are? Are we then in danger of ignoring all those things that matter a lot more than a job? We need to consider these questions, says Svendsen, if we are to ensure that our work makes us happy. For anyone who has struggled with the work-life balance, Work is an absorbing and enlightening read that challenges us to think about our attitude to work and what it means to us."--Jacket
A philosophy of fear by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More surveillance cameras, new airport security strategies, increased police powers ... we see manifestations of society's fears every day, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or the raised level in terror threats continually stoke our sense of impending doom. In A Philosophy of Fear Lars Svendsen explores the underlying ideas and issues behind this powerful emotion as he investigates how and why fear has insinuated itself into every corner of modern life." "Svendsen delves into science, politics, sociology and literature to explore the nature of fear. He examines the biology behind the emotion, from the neuroscience underlying our 'fight or flight' instinct to how fear induces us to take irrational actions in our efforts to minimize risk. And he probes the political and social realms, investigating the role of fear in the philosophies of Machiavelli and Hobbes, the rise of the modern 'risk society', and how fear has eroded social trust. The political use of fear in the ongoing war on terror also comes under the author's unflinching gaze, as he investigates whether we can ever disentangle ourselves from the continual state of alarm that defines our age." "Svendsen ultimately argues for the possibility of a brighter, less fearful future that is marked by a triumph of humanist optimism. An incisive and thought-provoking meditation, A Philosophy of Fear drags open the curtain that disguises the truths regarding dangers both imagined and real, forcing us to confront our fears and the reasons why we hold onto them."--Jacket
A Philosophy of Freedom by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freedom of speech, religion, choice, will - - humans have fought, and continue to fight, for all of these. But what is human freedom, and what are the main threats to it today? These questions and more are discussed in this comprehensive investigation of the nature of freedom in contemporary society. Our behaviours, thoughts and actions are governed by a variety of restrictions, deadlines and burdens. Taking a broad approach across metaphysics, politics and ethics, A Philosophy of Freedom questions how we can successsfully create meaningful lives for ourselves and others when we are estranged from the very concept of what it means to be free. By tackling such issues as the nature of free agency and the possibility of freedom in a universe goverened by natural laws, Svendsen concludes that the real definition of personal freedom is first and foremost the liberty to devote yourself to what truly matters to you. Drawing on the fascinating debates surrounding the possibility of freedom and its limits within society, A Philosophy of Freedom provides an engaging, accessible and insightful overview of modern philosophical thought on what it is to be free." --Jacket flap
A philosophy of boredom by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

46 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates one of the central preoccupations of our age as it probes the nature of boredom, how it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome it by any act of will. Lars Svendsen brings together observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology and popular culture."--Jacket
Fashion : a philosophy by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the myths, ideas, and history that makes up haute-couture. It discusses the possible meanings encompassed by the word fashion', probing its elusive place in art, politics, and history
A philosophy of evil by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""It's normal to be evil," writes Lars Svendsen, in this latest contribution to contemporary philosophy; the problem is, we've lost the vocabulary to talk about it. Despite the overuse of the word in movies, political speeches, and news reports, "evil" is generally seen as either flagrant rhetoric or else an outdated concept: a medieval holdover with no bearing on our complex everyday reality." "In A Philosophy of Evil, however, Svendsen argues that evil remains a concrete moral problem: that we're all its victims, and all guilty of committing evil acts. Taking up this problem - how do we speak about evil? - A Philosophy of Evil treats evil as an ordinary aspect of contemporary life, with implications that are moral, practical, and above all, political. Because, as Svendsen says, "Evil should neither be justified nor explained away - evil must be fought.""--Jacket
A philosophy of loneliness by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Loneliness is a difficult subject to address, because it has such negative connotations in our intensely social world. But the truth is that wherever there are people, there is loneliness. You can be lonely sitting in the quiet of your home, in the still of an afternoon park, or even when surrounded by throngs of people on a busy street. One need only turn on the radio to hear a crooner telling us just how lonesome we can be. In this ground breaking book, philosopher Lars Svendsen confronts loneliness head-on, investigating both the negative and positive sides of this most human of emotions. Drawing on the latest research in the fields of philosophy, psychology and the social sciences, A Philosophy of Loneliness explores the different kinds of loneliness and examines the psychological and social characteristics that dispose people to them. Svendsen looks at the importance of friendship and love, and he examines how loneliness can impact our quality of life and affect our physical and mental health. In a provocative move, he also argues that the main problem in our modern society is not that we have too much loneliness but rather too little solitude, and he looks to those moments when our loneliness can actually tell us profound things about ourselves and our place in the world. The result is a fascinating book about a complex and deep meaningful aspect of our being." -- Book jacket
Zui jin bi jiao fan : yi ge zhe xue si kao by Shiwendesen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filosofie van de verveling by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de geschiedenis, de hedendaagse achtergronden en de ethiek van de verveling
Hvad er filosofi? by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den vesterlandske filosofis væsen, formål og muligheder
Mode : een filosofisch essay by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophie der Einsamkeit by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was ist Einsamkeit? Ein Produkt der anonymen Massengesellschaft oder Teil des menschlichen Wesens? Wie und warum entsteht dieses quälende Bedürfnis nach Verbundenheit mit Anderen und worauf weist es hin? Gibt es einen Unterschied zwischen guter und schlechter Einsamkeit? Kann der Mensch vielleicht sogar die beste Zeit seines Lebens dann haben, wenn er allein ist? Mit der Suche nach Antworten auf jene drängenden Fragen unseres modernen Lebens hat sich Lars Svendsen der Erforschung eines Phänomens angenommen, das zwar jeden Mensch betrifft, jedoch nur selten wirklich hinterfragt wird. Die Schlussfolgerungen, zu denen er dabei gelangt, sind ebenso überraschend wie brisant - jenseits scheinbarer Gewissheiten muss er feststellen: "Ich habe noch nie mit einem Thema gearbeitet, bei dem die Vermutungen, mit denen ich zu Werke schritt, in diesem Maße wiederlegt wurden." (Quelle: exlibris)
Mennesket, moralen og genene : en kritikk av biologismen by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biologien har blitt en vitenskap som gjør krav på å forvalte den hele og fulle sannheten om mennesket. Genene betraktes som nøkkelen til hvem vi er og hva som er meningen med livet: Egoistiske dyr drevet av behovet for å reprodusere oss. Lars Fr. H. Svendsen er skeptisk til en slik forståelse av mennesket. Denne boken er ikke en kritikk av biologien, men av biologismen ? ikke en kritikk av en vitenskap, men av en ideologi. Biologisme er ikke vitenskap, men et metafysisk livssyn som gjør bruk av vitenskapen biologi til å forklare alle aspekter ved menneskets liv, tanker og handlinger. Boken gir en bred og enkle innføring i moderne biologisk teori, særlig genetikken, og viser fra et filosofisk ståsted begrensningene og farene ved et ensidig biologisk perspektiv på mennesket. Svendsen (f. 1970) er førsteamanuensis i filosofi ved UiB, han debuterte i 1999 med ?Kjedsomhetens filosofi?
Kunst : en begrepsavvikling by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hva vil det si at noe er kunst? Går det i det hele tatt an å skille kunst fra ikke-kunst i dag? Lars Fr. H. Svendsen forsøker å svare på spørsmålene gjennom en introduksjon av hovedtrekk i det 20. århundrets kunst. Han gjør rede for estetikkens historie fra Platon til postmodernismen, han skriver om Marcel Duchamp og konseptkunsten, den abstrakte ekspresjonismen, popkunsten og den videre utviklingen frem til år 2000. Boken gir leseren en stimulerende inngang til dagens kunstdebatter. Illustrasjonene, i farger, er samlet i en bolk midt i boken. Dr. Art Lars Fr. H. Svendsen (f. 1970) har undervist i filosofi og estetikk i flere år. Hans debutbok, "Kjedsomhetens filosofi" (Universitetsforlaget 1999), ble en bestselger. Med noter, bibliografi og navneregister
Cruelty has a human heart by Lise Bjørne Linnert( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boka er en del av kunstprosjektet Cruelty has a human heart. Lise Bjørne Linnert har samlet 83 sitater med stor bredde, en kakafoni av stemmer fra politikere, historikere, filosofer, torturister og mordere — og noen helt vanlige folk. Felles for dem alle er at de er refleksjoner rundt ondskap. Sitatene er sydd på fargede lerretsbiter og avfotografert. I tillegg inneholder boka intervjuteksten «Om menneskeligheten i det onde» av kritiker og journalist Lars Elton samt essayet «Ondskapens filosofi» av Lars Fr. Svendsen
Indføring i filosofi : det sande, det gode og det skønne( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Danish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det sanne, det gode og det skjønne : en innføring i filosofi by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Norwegian and Norwegian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne boken gir en systematisk innføring i filosofi ut fra tanken om at filosofi har betydning for våre liv. Forfatterne bryter med en lang filosofihistorisk læreboktradisjon ved å la tema være styrende for fremstillingen. Bokens første del tar for seg ulike syn på viten, vitenskap, forståelse og språk. I del 2, "Det gode", tar forfatterne for seg ulike normative, etiske teorier, spørsmålet om hvorvidt mennesket har en fri vilje, samt hva som kjennetegner det menneskelige selvet. I den siste delen, "Det skjønne", presenteres sentrale estetiske teorier, samt forholdet mellom kunst, moral og erkjennelse. Forfatterne knytter stoffet opp mot gjenkjennelige eksempler både fra historiske sammenhenger og samtidig dagligliv. Boken fikk Universitetsforlagets fagbokpris i 2003. Denne utgaven er oppdatert og forbedret
Hvor godtfolk er kommer godtfolk til : 1872-1997 by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mode : et filosofisk essay by Lars Fr. H Svendsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Danish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein og den europeiske filosofien : tekst og kontekst( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Händler Svendsen, Lars Fredrik

Händler Svendsen, Lars Fredrik 1970

Lars Fredrik H. Svendsen norwegischer Philosoph und Professor an der Universität Bergen

Lars Svendsen filósofo noruego

Lars Svendsen Noors filosoof

Lars Svendsen Norra filosoof

Lars Svendsen Norwegian philosopher

Lars Svendsen philosophe norvégien

Shiwendesen, Lasi 1970-

Sŭbenjen, Larŭsŭ 1970-

Svendsen, Lars

Svendsen Lars 1970

Svendsen, Lars Fr. H.

Svendsen, Lars Fr. H. 1970-

Svendsen, Lars Fredrik Händle 1970-

Svendsen, Lars Fredrik Händler

Svendsen Lars Fredrik Händler 1970

Svendsen, Lars Fredrik Hñdler, 1970-

Svensen, Larš 1970-

Svensen, Laš Fr. H.

Svensen, Laš Fr. H. 1970-

Ларс Свендсен

Свендсен Ларс

Свендсен, Ларс 1970-

لارس اسوندسن فیلسوف نروژی

스벤젠, 라르스 1970-

스벤젠, 라르스 Fr. H. 1970-

スヴェンセン, ラース