These are my rants about what is happening in the world, technology, computing, and the Internet.
Monday, August 29, 2011
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.