The Situationist

Paul Bloom on the Situation of Pleasure

Posted by The Situationist Staff on August 2, 2011

From TedTalks:

Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists — that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.

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