The Situationist

The Situation of Pleasure

Posted by The Situationist Staff on July 10, 2010

From, Robert Wright interviews Paul Bloom about Paul’s new book (about pleasure, not happiness) “How Pleasure Works: The New Science of What We Like.”

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Paul’s new book, “How Pleasure Works” (03:57)
Stories we tell ourselves about the things that please us (08:34)
Hidden connections between art, racism, and bottled water (17:05)
The allure of cannibalism (07:41)
Strange pleasures of the imagination (10:24)
Would we be better off without awe? (06:28)

One Response to “The Situation of Pleasure”

  1. […] download the paper for free here.  To review a sample of related Situationist posts, see “The Situation of Pleasure,” “Money and the Situation of Happiness,” and “Something to Smile About.” To […]

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