Love & Happiness

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.”

Plato’s Phaedrus.

RadioLab, “The Scratch


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