Catholics Read Pleasure vs Happiness


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.


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.

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Luke Streher is the General Manager at Cradio, philosophy graduate from the University of Notre Dame Australia, and a member of the Immaculata Community.

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