Cultura 17 (1):73-86 (2020)

Hazel T. Biana
De La Salle University
With its own Netflix program, Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has received a huge cult following. Considering that clutter sweeps 21st century daily living, what this paper aims to do, is to unravel the philosophical foundations of Kondo's work. Considering the trendiness of the KonMari method, one wonders why and how decluttering modern homes and one's day-to-day existence inspires certain profound reflections and raises social criticisms. Through a sweeping review of Kondo's tenets, this paper tackles common philosophical themes such as joy, human existence, happiness, the environment and extension.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Language and Literature  Semiotics  Social Science
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DOI 10.5840/cultura20201715
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