The decline of pleasure

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Simon and Schuster, 1962 - History - 319 pages
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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Consumerism is bad, intellectual pleasures are good. I've seen the same thing dozens of times before. The author deserves some credit for seeing this in the 1950s-60s, just when the modern consumer culture was booming. Read full review

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User Review  - keylawk - LibraryThing

Kerr is a witty teacher and dramatist/critic, and thinks pleasure is important. His thesis is that Pleasure is missing from our lives. He assumes we are utilitarian, and do nothing useless. Not having ... Read full review

Contents

Some Observations on the Oddness of Our Lives 9
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A Philosophy and Its Aftermath
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A Danger and Its Calling Card
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