By Tessa Low, Shammy Minhas, Daria Nechaieva & Anonymous
Four undergrads explore two especially meaningful abstractions: “love” and “happiness.” Is love the result of a parasite? Are love and happiness synonymous? What forces shape and help us understand the nature of love and happiness? In this audio essay, created for a Philosophy of Science course in winter 2017, personal reflections intersect with a range of scientific and philosophical accounts.
Suggestions for further reading:
Alexander, Bruce K. (1981). “Rat Park,” Psychopharmacology.
Dfarhud, D. et al. (2014). “Happiness & Health: The Biological Factors– Systematic Review Article.”
RadioLab, “The Scratch”
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