Philosophy of loneliness


Title: Philosophy of loneliness

Author: Lawrence Essensen

Translator: Khashayar Deihimi

Publisher: Neu

Subject: Loneliness – Psychological aspects

Age category: Adult

Number of pages: 225

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Introducing the book Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Sundsen
Philosophy of Loneliness is a work by Lars Sundsen, first published in 2017. Utilizing the latest research in philosophy, psychology, and social sciences, this book explores the different types of loneliness and examines the social factors that cause individuals to move toward loneliness and isolation.

About the book Philosophy of Solitude
In Sondsen’s Philosophy of Loneliness, he looks at the importance of friendship and love and shows us how our quality of life, and our mental and physical health, can be altered by loneliness. The Philosophy of Loneliness reminds us that loneliness can reveal profound aspects of our personality and place in the world.
He also states in this book that the main problem of modern society is not the spread of loneliness but the lack of “privacy” in human life. After doing this research, the concept of loneliness changed for him and became another concept, which, of course, he has written the result for us in this book. In fact, although the feeling of loneliness can become a serious issue that has a great impact on people’s lives, at the same time, loneliness itself can lead us to a new understanding and perception of the world.
In The Philosophy of Solitude, Lars Essonsson discusses all of these concepts. He describes his loneliness and misinterpretation of it as follows: “Almost everything I thought I knew about loneliness came out of the water.
I thought men were more lonely than women, I thought people who felt lonely were more isolated than other people. I thought social media had made people more lonely because it had replaced normal socializing. And of course I thought that the feeling of loneliness, although it is a mental phenomenon, can be better understood in the context of the social environment than by dealing with individual characteristics. “In addition, I thought that this increase was directly related to modern modern individualism, and that in individualistic societies the rate of loneliness is higher than in collectivist societies.”
Given the title of the book and the knowledge we have of this collection of books, it is natural to think that the book of philosophy alone is a philosophical book! But it should be noted that this book, in addition to examining loneliness from a philosophical point of view, also examines loneliness from a psychological and sociological perspective, and even draws on literature to help address some issues. The book Nausea, for example, is cited to clarify matters. We should also mention that the simple language of the book and the unique pen of the author have made reading and understanding the book very easy.

Why should we read the book Philosophy Alone?
This book on philosophy can answer many basic philosophical questions. This book helps to clarify many important issues in the world.

Who do we recommend reading this book?
Philosophy of loneliness is an interesting and readable work that helps the audience to understand this phenomenon. We invite those interested in philosophical and life studies to read this book.

About Lars Sundsen
Lars Sundsen was born in 1970 in Norway. He is a Norwegian philosopher and professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen. He is the author of several philosophical books and articles that have been translated into 22 languages ​​around the world.

His other books include Philosophy of Boredom, Philosophy of Fear, Work, and Philosophy of Solitude.

The book Philosophy of Fear and the Philosophy of Loneliness has been translated into Persian by Khashayar Deihimi and the book by Farzaneh Salemi. Afshin Khakbaz has also translated the book Philosophy of Boredom and published a new publication

Philosophy Alone Book List
Note the collection of experience and the art of living
Chapter One: The Ink of Solitude
Chapter Two: Loneliness as Feeling
Chapter Three: Who Are Alone?
Chapter 4: Loneliness and Trust
Chapter Five: Loneliness, Friendship and Love
Chapter 6: Individualism and loneliness
Chapter 7: Isolation
Chapter 8: Loneliness and Responsibility
Excerpts from the book Philosophy Alone
There are many definitions of loneliness, but one thing is common to all of them: the feeling of pain or sorrow from being alone or alone, and the feeling of not being close to others. Most species definitions have these same basic characteristics.

But such definitions do not say whether the feeling of loneliness has an internal or external cause, and whether this feeling is due to one’s own nature or the product of the circumstances in which one lives. On the other hand, it is of no use to give a definition of loneliness based on a lack of social support and things like that, because there are many who have the necessary social support, or the understanding we have, but suffer from chronic loneliness.
On the other hand, there are many who do not enjoy sufficient social support, but at the same time are not alone. Yes, there is a statistical relationship between social support and loneliness, but this relationship is not necessary, and therefore loneliness should be defined on the basis of mental experience and not on the basis of objective variables such as lack of social support and so on.

About Lars Assensen’s book
In my opinion, the most important and beautiful thing about the book Philosophy of Loneliness is that it breaks down new beliefs and stereotypes about loneliness and, using scientific articles and research, shows that loneliness is completely different from what we think. . In fact, there are aspects of loneliness shown in this book that we may not have thought about or encountered before reading the book.

Another strength of the book is that it is up-to-date and examines things that we think may have caused loneliness. The study of new phenomena such as the Internet and social networks that we are witnessing today has encompassed a wide range of people’s lives. The author also examines these issues and presents the results of various researches to the reader to show that the discussion of loneliness, feeling lonely and being alone is not so simple.

The book Philosophy of Loneliness by Lars Essonson also leads to self-knowledge and informs the reader about our situation by giving different information. It helps to understand the relationships we have, to understand our place in society, and to understand the responsibility we have for ourselves.
The good thing the book does is put aside the question of whether loneliness is good or bad altogether, and consciously tells us that it is not a question of being good or bad at all. The problem is that being alone has neither a positive nor a negative connotation. So if you are upset that you are very lonely, you are generally wrong because it all depends on how lonely you are.

By understanding the differences between being alone, being alone, and feeling alone, we can better assess our situation and take responsibility for it. So if you think you are alone or you feel lonely, this book is a good option to read. Of course, everyone can use the book Philosophy Alone because we are all alone.
One question: Does this book help us not to be alone and to be alone? The answer to this question is generally no. The philosophy of loneliness completely changes our view of loneliness, and by no means does the book discuss getting out of loneliness or how to relate to others. It can even be said that the book in different parts considers loneliness as a very valuable subject and leads us to solitude. But as mentioned, the book helps our self-knowledge, and each person can better analyze their situation with more awareness of their situation.

The book Philosophy of Solitude has been translated by Khashayar Deihimi, who is also the head of the collection of experience and art of living. The translation of the book is very good and doubles the pleasure of reading it. I suggest you plan to read this book. Finally, we suggest that you read the following sentences from the book to get acquainted with the translation and various aspects of the book.

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