Andreas Elpidorou

Associate Professor of Philosophy

About

Andreas Elpidorou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Louisville. He specializes in the philosophical study of the mind with an emphasis on emotions and consciousness. In addition to having published numerous journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Elpidorou is the author of Propelled! How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Can Lead us to the Good Life (Oxford University Press, 2020), the co-author of Consciousness and Physicalism: A Defense of a Research Program (Routledge, 2018), and the co-editor of Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches (Routledge, 2016). 

His work on the nature and value of boredom has received worldwide media attention. He was interviewed on radio shows for BBC, WNYC, Radio New Zealand, and NewsTalk (Ireland), and by reporters for Nature, Wired, New York Magazine, US News, University Affairs, Vogueand other magazines. His account of boredom has also been featured in articles for BBC, Nautilus, Psychology Today, Forbes, Fast Company, Business Insider, and others. An accessible presentation of his position on boredom can be found in an article that he authored for Aeon Magazine. He presented on the benefits of boredom at a talk for Creative Mornings/Louisville.

His current projects include a manuscript on the character of boredom, an edited volume on the moral dimensions of boredom, and papers on boredom, frustration, and physicalism.

For more information, visit his personal website: elpidorou.net.