Saturday, March 2, 2013

Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure

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.


John Milton

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”


― John MiltonParadise Lost


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