Pleasure vs Happiness is a short essay by Roger Scruton. In this essay, Scruton looks at the distinction between pleasure and happiness, and how a society addicted to pleasure leads to celebrity culture and bad art.
In this episode, Luke, Kiara & Victoria explore Roger Scruton’s Pleasure vs Happiness. In particular, the team discuss Scruton’s distinction between pleasure and happiness, and the lack of beauty in contemporary art.
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Read Pleasure vs Happiness by Roger Scruton. The team use this version of the essay in their discussion.
Read a slightly different version of the essay: “Celebrity fun vs scared joy” at The Spectator.