May 2017 Academic & Specialist Reaktion Books

A Philosophy of Loneliness Lars Svendsen


Paperback | May 2017 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780237473 | 184pp | 200x120mm | Temporarily unavailable | RFB | AUD$32.99, NZD$39.99

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, the philosophy of emotions, why some people are lonelier than others, and the psychological and social characteristics that dispose people to loneliness. Svendsen looks at the role of friendship and love in our lives and argues that our main problem is not that there is too much loneliness in modern societies, but rather that there is too little solitude. This hugely important book is essential reading for all those who want to know more about this complex and profound state of being.