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Unforbidden Pleasures (Hardcover) (Adam Phillips)

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Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures?

Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author ofMissing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his signature insight and erudition, 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 psychoanalytic thinkers.

Forbidden pleasures, he argues, are the ones we tend to think about, yet when you look into it, it is probable that we get as much pleasure, if not more, from unforbidden pleasures than from those that are taboo. And we may have underestimated just how restricted our restrictiveness, in thrall to the forbidden and its rules, may make us. An ambitious book that speaks to the precariousness of modern life,Unforbidden Pleasures explores the philosophical, psychological, and social dynamics that govern human desire and shape our everyday reality.

Number of Pages: 198
Genre: Psychology
Sub-Genre: Social Psychology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Adam Phillips
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2016
TCIN: 50774401
UPC: 9780374278021
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-8513
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