spiritlessness


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Synonyms for spiritlessness

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

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Hall argues that in Don Giovanni and Faust, Kierkegaard ironizes the spiritlessness of our age: once Western modernity forgets historical and material concretion, it no longer differentiates between silent communication and demonic solipsism or existential speech-acts and "speech as music.
It is possible to peel back a number of layers of deathliness and illusion relevant to Yang's poem: from the deracinated spiritlessness of the society he grew up in with its ceaseless revisions of one illusory dogma after another, which in his opinion has hardly improved with the more recent rise of the cult of money, to the transitoriness of mundane existence and the endless displacement of the self.