Unforbidden Pleasures

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Adam Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance of the Unforbidden, from the fall of our ‘first parents’ Adam and Eve to the work of the great 20th-century psychoanalytic thinkers. Unforbidden pleasures, he argues, are always the ones we tend not to think about, yet when you look into it, it is probable that we get as much pleasure, if not more, from them. Furthermore, we may have underestimated just how restricted our restrictiveness, in thrall to the forbidden and its rules, may make us.

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So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden?

Society is fascinated by taboo – we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures – but nobody pays much attention to all the unforbidden pleasures freely available to us every day. Could we be gaining just as much reward from these unnoticed, unforbidden indulgences as from the much-glorified forbidden – or even more?

Starting with Oscar Wilde, Adam Phillips elegantly unfolds all the meanings and significances of the Unforbidden, from Genesis to Freud and his 20th century colleagues. Unforbidden Pleasures explores the philosophical, psychological and social complexities that govern human desire and shape our reality.

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Weight 0.149 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

197

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

152.42 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F